This email with the subject "URGENT PROPOSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 22 Dec 2006 19:01:03 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, How is your family? hope all of you are fine, if so splendid. Yaw Osafo-Maafo is my name and former Ghanaian minister of finance. Although I was sacked by President John Kufuor on 28 April 2006 for the fact I signed $29 million book publication contract with Macmillan Education without reference to the Public Procurement Board and without Parliamentary approval. You can read more on this web page http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php? ID=103713 Right now, I am being probed because of it. As a matter of fact, $15 million part of the money was lodged into security company in Spain, were the funds is been deposited. the money will be released to you for investment. I would like you to give this a highly confidential approach. Any question you wish to ask concerning this deal, do not delay to ask. Presently I do not need any telephone discussion for safety, the moment I hear from you, my lawyer will contact you. If you are interested in this proposal reply me via my private Email address: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: WHAT I AM REQUESTING FROM YOU IS: (1) TO BE MY SILENT PARTNER AND RECEIVE THE MONEY. (2) PROVIDE A BANK ACCOUNT UNDER YOUR CONTROL TO WHICH THE MONEY WILL BE REMITTED. (3)RECEIVE THE FUNDS IN YOUR ACCOUNT, TAKE OUT YOUR COMMISSION AND KEEP THE REST OF THE MONEY UNTIL I DELIGATE TO YOU ON WHAT TO DO AFTER THE TRANSFER IS COMPLETED. MY PROPOSAL IS THAT AFTER YOU RECEIVE THE FUNDS, IT WOULD BE SHARED AS FOLLOWS: (1) 20% TO YOU AS COMMISSION, WHILE THE REMAINING 80% BELONGS TO MYSELF. YOU WILL BE FREE TO TAKE OUT YOUR COMMISSION IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FUNDS HIT YOUR ACCOUNT. I wait your response. My regards, Mr. Yaw Osafo-Maafo.