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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.


Scam email:

Dear Sir,

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 hague.

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.

Sincerely Yours,

Kwame Achampong

Tel: +233-21-247-006

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THIS E-MAIL IS MY TEMPORARY ADDRESS. FOR SECURITY REASONS, I PREFER YOU SEND ME YOUR REPLIES VIA MY PRIVATE CONTACT E-MAIL: kfach@mail2economist.com 

THANKS - Kwame Achampong



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