]]>Hot Scam Specifications:
Scam Type: 419 Scam
Fake Names: Mr Koffour Kotey
Offer Type: Excess Funds after an audit
Transfer Amount: US$3.55million
Storyline: Excess funds which authorities “doesn’t know” and yet it requires an official beneficiaries <— Stupid story.
Scammer Location: Claims to be Ghana
Scammer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
In most corrupted cases where there are excess funds to be moved out, the person involved would normally transfer the funds to someone whom they know and trust. It would be illogical to try and send the funds over to a total stranger.
If you have US$3.55million of “dirty money”, would you transfer it out of the country to a total stranger?
This is clearly a scam.
From: kotey0800 kotey [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2007
This email is privileged and contains confidential information intended only for the person named above.Any other distribution,copying or disclosure is strictly prohibited.If you have received this email by error, please notify the sender immediately or delete any electronic hard copy. Thank you.
From:Mr Koffour Kotey .
The Manager International
Commercial Bank Ghana,
First Light Branch
I got your contact during my search for a reliable, honest and a trustworthy person to entrust this huge transfer project with.
My name is Mr.Koffour Kotey.I am the manager of the International Commercial Bank, First Light Branch, Accra Ghana. I am a Ghanaian, married with two kids.
I am writing to solicit for your assistance in the transfer of funds valued at US$3,550.000.00.
This fund is the excess of what my branch in which I am the Manager made as profit during the last annual audition. I have already submitted an approved end of the year report for the year 2006 to my head office in Accra here and they will never know of this excess. I have since then, placed this amount of US$3,550.000.00 in a suspense account without a beneficiary.
As an officer of the bank, I cannot directly be connected to this money thus I am impelled to request for your assistance to receive this Money into your bank account. I intend to part 30% of this fund to you as compensation while 70% shall be for me.I do stress that there are practically no risk involved in this.It’s going to be a bank- to -bank transfer.All I need from is to stand as the original depositor of the fund.
If you accept this offer, I will appreciate your timely response.