|megpie71 (megpie71) wrote,|
@ 2016-03-21 09:26:00
|Entry tags:||scam alert: 419 type|
Scam Alert - 419 Type - Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Nana Owusu Addo
From: Nana Owusu Addo (admin@GOODONATES.COM)
Subject: [Bulk] IT MIGHT INTEREST YOU...
Addressed to: Recipients (admin@GOODONATES.COM)
Confidential Business Proposal to you
Having consulted with my colleagues and based on the information gathered from your Chambers Of Commerce And Industry, I have the privilege to request for your assistance to transfer the sum of (forty seven million, five hundred thousand United States dollars) into your accounts. The above sum resulted from an over-invoiced contract, executed commissioned and paid for about five years (5) ago by a foreign contractor. This action was however intentional and since then the fund has been in a suspense account at The Bank Of Ghana Apex Bank.
With our links we have been able to transfer the fund overseas to a off shore center in Europe (Crown AG Offshore Center) in Lichtenstein who make payments on Behalf of the (GNPC) Ghana National Petroleum Company and where you come in is that we would need your assistance to move the money from the account with Crown AG to your private account in your country . It is important to inform you that as civil servants, we are forbidden to operate a foreign account; that is why we require your assistance. The total sum will be shared as follows: 70% for us, 25% for you and 5% for local and international expenses incident to the transfer.
The transfer is risk free on both sides. I am the former Senior accountant with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC). If you find this proposal acceptable, we shall require the following documents:
(a) your banker's name, account , telephone,and fax numbers.
(b) your private telephone and fax numbers -- for confidentiality and easy communication.
Alternatively we will furnish you with all documentations and access to the director in charge of payments with Crown AG offshore Center explaining, comprehensively what we require of you. The business will take us fifteen (15) working days to accomplish.
Please reply urgently.
Nana Owusu Addo.
Another invitation to commit fraud from complete strangers. How wonderful.
The most obvious plot hole in this whole thing is the whole "as civil servants, we are forbidden to operate a foreign account" - I suspect if they look closely at their contracts, they'll also find as civil servants they're forbidden to defraud the taxpayers of Ghana. This doesn't appear to be stopping them from doing so.
As always, it's a scam, a fraud, and if you let these people have access to your bank account, they'll either a) use it as an invitation to vaccuum all the money out of it; or b) ask you to forward "small sums" to be used to pay administration fees, bank charges, etc etc etc. I'd be suspecting the first, since their breakdown of the "payout" involves a certain amount put aside to cover costs (although I still wouldn't rule out the second, since scammers gonna scam). Asking for three working weeks (15 working days) is just giving them lots of time to get away after they've finished extracting the money from your bank account(s).
If you are going to succumb to this damn silly fraud, might I suggest going to a bank you don't usually do business with, opening a throw-away account with a balance of maybe $10, and giving those details to the scammers? That way, if they ARE up to no good (and let's be realistic here - anyone who asks you on no acquaintance whatsoever to help them commit massive fraud against the people of their own country isn't really on the side of the angels) the most you're going to be out is the $10 you've sacrificed on the throw-away account.
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