Some scammers just don’t get it,do they? This scam was left as a comment, by the scammer, complete with his email address. I decided to give it the attention it deserves – a post of its own. So here is the scam email, as left by the scammer. What an idiot!!
(For anyone that is interested, here are the scammer’s email and IP addresses – firstname.lastname@example.org 188.8.131.52)
From: Mr David Benjamin
Standard Chartered Bank
Attn My Good Friend,
My Name is Mr David Benjamin I am the regional manager of Standard Chartered Bank Koforidua branch Ghana. I got your information on a recent bank conference with other West African countries held in Lome the capital city of Togo in West Africa. I write you this proposal in good faith; I am 42 years old married with two lovely kids.
I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit you and I, as the regional manager of the Standard Chartered Bank it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital city Accra at the end of each business year. On the course of the last year 2008 business report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager made Five million seven hundred and twenty thousand united state dollars($5,720,000.00) which my head office are not aware of and will never be aware of. I have placed this funds on what we call escrow call account with no beneficiary. As an officer of this bank I cannot be directly connected to this money, so my aim of contacting you is to assist me receive this money in your bank account and get 30% of the total funds as commission.
There are practically no risks involved, it will be a bank to bank transfer, and all I need from you is to stand claim as the original depositor of these funds who made the deposit with my branch so that my head office can order the transfer to your designated bank account.If you accept to work with me I will appreciate it very much. email me if you think we can work together so that we can go over the details. Thank you in advance and May god bless you and your family.
Mr David Benjamin