Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Ministry of Finance and Economic planning here

From: mr kofi kwami <>

This email with the subject "Ministry of Finance and Economic planning here" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 25 Jul 2007 06:28:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was mr kofi kwami <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Naturally this letter will come to you as a surprise since we do not know
each other, please permit me however to introduce myself. I am
mr Ali kofi, a staff of the Ministry of Finance and Economic planning here
in Ghana. At the risk of boasting, I wish you to understand that I am a
top personal aid to the Minister and therefore, I am privy to several
pieces of information. This aside, I am the secretary to the Contract
payment committee. Subsequent upon the recent debt relief granted by the
G8 Nations to the Republic of Ghana, the Government under the leadership
of his Excellency, President John A. Kufour, has decided to pay off all
the accumulated back-log of contract debts owed to both local and foreign

However, some of these contract debts span from the regime of his
excellency, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah down to the PNDC government of
Lt. John J. Rawlings and to his NDC government days even to the
first tenure of President Kufour. To this effect, some of the contractors
can no longer be traced as they have tried severally to receive their
payment without success. Obviously, some may have died.

The proposal: I wish to implore you to come in as our partner to claim
the sum of $10.5 Million United States Dollars which is payment due some
contractors who built the Akosombo Hydro-electric dam. The contract was
divided in 3 phases. The civil contractors, the water engineers and the
electrical engineering companies. I understand that you may not know
anything about this subject and you may not even be conversant with the
procedure for building a dam. But do not worry as we have covered all the
bases. All we need to do is apply for an initial payment of $5.6 Million
United States Dollars for the first phase of the contract. As soon as
this is successfully transferred to
your account, we will apply for the
other balance. You do not need to worry about the original contractors.
This has already been taken care of. We removed some of the files when we
took them for review. All we have to do is replace them with your company
details. As soon as this is done, we shall approve your file for
immediate payment. Once again, do not worry about this, it will be
approved. We have estimated that it will take between 10 and 14 working
days to complete this project. Should you wish to participate, please
contact me. You may be worried about the legitimacy of this, you may also
be worried about if it were found out. The answer is do not worry,
everything has been carefully thought out and planned. Should you have
any questions of whatever nature, please do not hesitate to ask me. By
the way, you may be worried as well, that this is a scam. There is no
need for you to worry. Upon request, I can obtain and send to
you, the
official gazette approving the loan payment. We do sincerely hope to work
this out with you.

As regards what?s in it for you, we propose a sharing ratio of 70:30. 70%
for us and 30% for you. If you have any problems with this, please note
that we are open to negotiations so long as they are reasonable. Do
accept our heart felt good wishes as I look forward to your response.

Until I hear from you,I am with very kind regards,
and my eamil:

mr Ali kofi.

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