This email with the subject "DEAR FRIEND, URGENT BUSINESS TRANSACTION." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 24 Mar 2008 17:18:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "james attah " <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear, STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL I am Mr. James Ofori Attah, Budget and Account manager of Society General Bank, (SG-SSB) I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. In June, 2000, a German property consultant and importer of used cars, Mr. Andreas Schranner, made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$26.1m ( Twenty-Six Million One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars)in my branch. It was to our utter surprise that we heard of his death, wife and children in an AF4590 plane crash in July 2000. See website below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a will, and hitherto, all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. Mr. Andreas Schranner, was residing at House 3 Medina, Accra Ghana. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Andreas Schranner, did not declare anybody, kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$26.1m is still flouting in my Bank and with the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one has ever come forward to make claim of this money since. According to banking Laws of Republic Ghana, at the expiration of (7) (Seven years), the money will be declared frozen and forfeited to the Ghanaian Government if nobody applies for claiming of this fund. Consequently, My proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin or business partner to Mr. Andreas Schranner, so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address, phone and fax numbers so that I can prepare the necessary documents that will put you in place as the next of kin or business partner. Your role in the transaction is to send an application for claim of the funds to our bank. Then, as top officials of the bank, I shall work behind-the-scene to make sure that your application is approved by the management of the bank head office, and the money $26.1million will be transferred into your nominated bank account that will be save for us. Please note that there is no risks involve at all, as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done legitimately and with my positions as top officials of the bank I would Insure a successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately. Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication. You should observe utmost CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECRECY in this transaction, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I will require your assistance to invest my share in your country. I look forward to your prompt response. Thanks, Mr. James Ofori Attah. (SG-SSBANK) GHANA LTD. Accra-Ghana. --------------------------------------------------------- Ya.com ADSL 24h + Llamadas Nacionales y Locales 24h + Llamadas a MÓVILES. Desde 9,95 €/mes+IVA. http://acceso.ya.com/ADSLllamadas/3mbvoz/