This email with the subject "From Charles" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 13 Sep 2006 05:11:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Charles Abavana <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. Charles Abavana manager (icb) Accra Ghana. Greeting, I must solicit your strictest confidence and I pray that my decision to contact you will be given genuine approval considering the facts we have not known each other before, I decided to contact you through this medium due. The situation at hand is what I need to discuss with you I wish to introduce myself to you my name is Mr. Charles Abavana, eastern region branch manager of international commercial bank limited Ghana (icb), in west Africa. i need a trust worthy person which i can entrust. I do not want problem but i just hope you can assist me. i write you this letter in good faith. In my branch there's a sum of four million, eight hundred and fifty thousand us dollars ($4,850,000.00) which was an excess of profit made by our regional eastern branch office (icb) in the last quarter of the year 2005, this said fund have been carefully placed in an escrow call account and did not declare this to my head office. Can i really trust you to hold this money for me until i my arrival in your country to pick it up myself. in good faith will i offer you 30% for your commission then 70% will remain for me. if you accept kindly contact me without delay, if you do not accept please maintain my secret? All i need is your assistant, if you have a good account where this money will be transfer into. i will discretely give you all the information needed as application so that you will forward it to my head office for immediate transfer of the said fund into your account. There is practically no risk involved, it will be a bank to bank transfer. i am still in the office to see that we have this money before my resignation. i hope you understand my situation. Enclose with your contact for more details. Yours truly, Mr. Charles Abavana