This email with the subject "Investment Proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 May 2006 03:48:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Dr. Philip Mensah <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am contacting you from Abu Dhabi the capital of United Arab Emirates and I will be here for a while to attend a seminar which will last for a couple of days. I am Dr. Philip Mensah and I am a director with the Ministry of Local government and rural development back in Ghana. I am contacting you to solicit for your assistance in the transfer of us$35, 500,000.00 which we noticed that has been laying waste in the ministry since 2003. Dear, we are only presenting you as a legal contractor with our ministry who is yet to be paid and we will apply for all the relevant documents of the said contract and then release into your nominated bank account(s) the said amount. It is simple as we know the procedures over there. All we need is your cooperation in the transaction and we will do the smooth transfer of the funds. Worthy to note here is that we have taking all the precautionary measures and as long as you are going to work under our instructions, there will not be any hitch. We have decided to compensate your much needed assistance with 25% of the total sum while 5% will be to reimburse all expenses and 70% will be for us here. Be informed that your involvement is based on the fact as we are not legible to operate a foreign account while in service so you are a foreign partner who will be needed in receiving the said funds, help us in investment if you can or retransfer the funds to our own accounts which we will make available when necessary. No matter what position you are going to take in this proposal, be informed that we are still in service and there will be the need for you to keep this transaction to yourself. I will be looking forward to your urgent response to this effect as I will be supplying you with all the relevant details of the transaction as soon as I hear from you. Best regards, Dr. Philip Mensah