A Scam Email with the Subject "Treat With Confidential." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 02 May 2007 08:47:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Dr Philip Adom" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am contacting you in anticipation for a cordial business relationship. I am Dr. Philip Adom 51 year's old Ghana with lovely wife and three kids. A credit Control Officer with the First Atlantic Merchant Bank (Ghana) Ltd. I have a concealed business suggestion for you that will be of our benefit. Before the U.S / Iraqi war, one of our customers Col.Ahmed Abba who was with the Iraqi forces and also a businessman deposited sum of Ten Million Five hundred thousand United States Dollars (US$10,500, 000.00) only in our branch bank. Several notices were sent to him for his account advises, even during the war early last year. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that the Col.Ahmed Abba and his family had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit their home. After further investigation it was also discovered that Col.Ahmed Abba did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. As his account manager, he confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Ten Million Five hundred thousand United States Dollars (US$10,500,000.00) only is still lying in our bank branch and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of this country at the expiration of five years, the funds will be reverted to the ownership of the Ghana Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Col.Ahmed Abba so that you will be able to receive his funds on our behalf. My aim of contacting you is to seek for your assistance to help me receive this fund in your bank account. I have worked out modalities which I am sure will benefit you and I. I will appreciate it very much if you will be willing to work with me. Please get back to me as soon as you receive this mail so that I can reveal the modalities to you and start providing you with the information that will make headway . Thank you in advance and May God bless you. Yours sincerely Dr Philip Adom.