This email with the subject "Hi Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 30 Dec 2006 07:00:24 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "nana boatin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, My name is Mr.Nana Boatin. I am the accountant of the International Commercial Bank -Ghana Ltd Takoradi Branch,I am a Ghanaian married with two kids. I am writing to solicit your assistance in the noble transfer of USD4.550m, (fOUR million, five hundred&fifty thousand U.S. dollars). This fund is the excess of what my branch in which I am the accountant made as profit during the last year. I have already submitted an approved end of the last year report for the year 2004 and also submitted report of first quarter of this year 2005 to my Head Office in Accra and they will never know of this Excess. I have since then, placed the aformentioned amount on a SUSPENCE ACCOUNT without a beneficiary. As an officer of the bank, I cannot be directly connected to this money thus I am impelled to request for your assistance to receive this money into your bank account. I intend to part 40% of this fund to you while 50% shall be for me while 10% should be kept aside in case of any expenses incured during the process. I do need to stress that there are practically no risk involved in this. It is going to be a bank-to-bank transfer to your nominated bank account anywhere you feel safer. All I need from you is to stand as the original depositor of this fund. If you accept this offer, I will appreciate your timely response. With regards, Mr.Nana Boatin