Scam Money Transfers - Banks, Bank Managers
Example - Kwame Achampong, International Commercial Bank in Accra, Ghana
Have you received an email from "Kwame Achampong" at "International Commercial Bank in Accra,Ghana",
claiming that he met "the late Yugoslavian leader, Mr. Slobodan Milosevic during
the Kosovo war in 1999 when he visited Ghana and deposited an amount of
usd11,700,000.00 in a fixed deposit account with my bank" and no the money is
still there with no heirs? He needs you, a foreigner to help him take
the money, to keep it from being turned over to the bank or government?
It is a scam. Even if it weren't a scam, it would be a felony,
fraud and theft. But it is all nonsense, a scam made up to get money from you.
Think about it; Milosevic was a war criminal and a racist pig - he wouldn't have
sent money to a black bank in Africa, nor consorted with "Kwame Achampong"! See the example below, an actual email from the scammer, sent to a victim.
The scammer intends to to get hold of your money instead, by conning you into sending money for various "fees" to free the
"funds in escrow".
If you would like a step by step
explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
Note some of the obvious scam clues that we have
highlighted in the email below,
such as excessive/incorrect use of CAPITAL letters, terrible spelling, grammar
and punctuation, the use of free email accounts rather than a domain and website that
matches the company's name, etc.
I am the Kaneshie Branch Manager of International Commercial Bank in
Accra,Ghana and I've been in the banking industry for 25 years now. I got
your contact during my search for a reliable, honest and a trust worthy
person to entrust this huge transfer project, from the brief information I
about you I think you'll have both the experience and capability to
successfully partner with me in this transaction.
I was privileged to meet the late Yugoslavian leader, Mr. Slobodan
Milosevic during the Kosovo war in 1999 when he visited Ghana and deposited
an amount of usd11,700,000.00 in a fixed deposit account with my bank. Since
then the bank had no contact with Mr. Milosevic,we only act on his signed
instructions to roll-over the fixed deposit with the Monthly interest. but
we became interested in his political difficulties when during the uprising
against him in 2000 which evidently led to his arrest/detention in the
Mr.Milosevic did not leave any beneficiary for this deposit for what he
called personal reasons but we later understood that there's problem within
his immediate family. As his death/funeral was confirmed, I decided to find
a Partner in your Country who can assist me to withdraw this deposit as
beneficiary/next of kin. I have already submitted an approved end of the
year report for the year 2006 to our Bank head office at Makola Shopping
Mall here in Accra and they will never know of this excess because I have
since then, placed the amount of USD14,200.000.00 which includes the
accumulated interests on a suspense account without a beneficiary.
As an officer of the bank, I cannot be directly 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 while 70% shall
be for me. I do need to stress that there are practically no risk involved
in this transaction. It's going to be a bank-to-bank transfer.
All I need from you is to stand as the original depositor/beneficiary of
this fund, I will detail you the legal procedures which we shall apply to
successfully claim the fund. I will appreciate your timely response and if
you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone.
THIS E-MAIL IS MY TEMPORARY ADDRESS. FOR SECURITY REASONS, I PREFER YOU
SEND ME YOUR REPLIES VIA MY PRIVATE CONTACT E-MAIL:
THANKS - Kwame Achampong