A reader sent me this. He points out that, although the scammer claims to be writing from Ghana, the email the scammer uses is “typically a Southern California email address”.
This adds more weight to my “theory” that scammers somehow feel that their scams are more believable if they say they are from Africa – can’t imagine why.
If “Kofi Dankwa” contacts you – ignore him. He’s a scammer who wants to take your money.
I hope you are fine today and all is well with you.
Please, pardon me for not having the pleasure of knowing your mind set before making you this offer as it is utterly confidential and genuine by virtue of its nature. I write to solicit your assistance in a fund transfer deal involving US$ 3.5M.This fund has been stashed out of the excess profit made last year by my branch office of the International Commercial Bank which I am the Manager.
I have already submitted an approved end of the year report for the year 2008 to my head office here in Accra-Ghana and they will never know of this excess. I have since then, placed this amount on a Non-Investment Account without a beneficiary.
Upon your response, I will configure your name on our database as holder of the Non-Investment Account. I will then guide you on how to apply to my head office for the Account Closure/ bank-to-bank remittance of the fund to your designated bank account.
If you concur with this proposal, kindly get back to me, I intend for you to retain 30% of the fund while 70% shall be for me.
I await your response.