A Scam Email with the Subject "ASSIST ME IN THIS TRANSACTION." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 Oct 2006 06:14:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was MR YAW OSAFO MAAFO <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, How is your family? hope all of you are fine, if so splendid. Yaw Osafo-Maafo is my name and former Ghanaian minister of finance. Although I was sacked by President John Kufuor on 28 April 2006 for the fact I signed £29 million book publication contract with Macmillan Education without reference to the Public Procurement Board and without Parliamentary approval. You can read more on this web page http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=103713 Right now, I was being probed because of it. As matter of fact, £9 million part of the money was lodged into my private account in Spain. Already I have notified my lawyer in Spain about it and he will see the money is transferred to your account for investment. I would like you to give this a highly confidential approach. Any question you wish to ask concerning this deal, do not delay to ask. Presently, I do not need any telephone discussion for safety. The moment I hear from you, my lawyer will contact you,. If you are interested in this proposal sent me mail to my privert email:email@example.com I wait your response. My regards, Mr. Yaw Osafo-Maafo.