A Scam Email with the Subject "Please Treat With Confidential & Quick Response" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:09:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Dr. Gabriel Konfoso." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir / Madam, Please permit me to introduce myself, my name is Dr. Gabriel Konfoso the regional manager of Barclay’s Bank of Ghana. I am forty nine (49) years old, married with two lovely kids, a devoted Christian and a man of peace. Difficulties encountered in efforts to establish a business abroad necessitate this search for someone to assist me in securing and investing a huge sum deposited and abandoned in the bank over the years by a deceased investor and am prompted to approach you in good faith. I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit you and me and this is a risk free transaction. With my position in the bank and job obligations I discovered some years ago of existence of unclaimed nineteen million six hundred and eighty thousand United States dollars (US$19,680,000.00) abandoned deposit. This fund was deposited by a deceased customer without next of kin's information and I have carefully secured and placed this fund in escrow account with no beneficiary and it will remain there even till the end of time. It is my duty to send in a financial report of our branches to the board of directors but as an officer of this bank I cannot be directly connected to this money, so my aim of contacting you is to seek for your assistance receiving this deposit with your personal or company's account and get 20% of the total fund as commission. I will simply insert your information in the secret files of the deposit(s) and back it up with all the relevant legal papers and my bank will officially order the transfer of the fund to your stated account. There are practically no risks involved, it will be a bank to bank transfer. All I need from you is absolute sincerity, transparency and your exercising of strictest of confidence. If you accept to work with me I will appreciate it very much. Please write me now if you think we can work together so that we can go over the details. Thank you in advance and May God bless you. Yours sincerely, Dr. Gabriel Konfoso.