Lifted from pooled email addresses, the content of this blog shows actual scam emails received and found its way in the inbox folder- not in the junk/spam folder. Please do not contact any of the names listed below. These emails are known scams proliferating on the internet and this blog exposes such kind. We are not responsible nor liable for untoward misfortunes, eg. theft of identity happening as a result of contacting these people.

We would also be featuring valuable news or updates related to scams and from time to time share tips on safeguarding your identity online. This blog is for everyone's awareness and information only.

Fund Transfer Scam From Patrick Brown of Accra Ghana

Subject: Hello
email address: affre-michel@wanadoo.fr

- email content -


My name is Mr.Patrick Brown, manager of a financial institution here in Accra - Ghana .I am writing to solicit your assistance in the transfer of $7,550.000
U.S Dollars. I am 42 years old and married with 2 kids.

This fund is the excess of what my branch in which I am the manager made as profit during the 2006 financial year. I have already submitted annual report for that year to my head office here in Accra and have watched with keen interest as they will never know of this excess.

I have since, placed this amount of $7,550.000 U.S Dollars on an Escrow Coded account without a beneficiary (anonymous) to avoid trace. 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 on my behalf for both of us to share 30% for you and 70% for me.

I do need to stress that there are practically no risk involved in this. It's going to be a bank-to-bank transfer. All I need from you is to stand as the original depositor of this fund so that the fund can be transferred to your account. If you accept this offer, I will appreciate a return email.


Mr.Patrick Brown

Full Header
From Mr. Patrick Brown Mon Jul 14 05:25:34 2008
Authentication-Results: mta129.mail.re1.yahoo.com from=wanadoo.fr; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
Received: from (EHLO smtp20.orange.fr) (
by mta129.mail.re1.yahoo.com with SMTP; Mon, 14 Jul 2008 06:19:07 -0700
Received: from smtp20.orange.fr (mwinf2014 [])
by mwinf2020.orange.fr (SMTP Server) with ESMTP id 807531D7FC90;
Mon, 14 Jul 2008 14:25:37 +0200 (CEST)
Received: from user-516b78c45f (unknown [])
by mwinf2014.orange.fr (SMTP Server) with ESMTP id 192BC1C000AF;
Mon, 14 Jul 2008 14:25:02 +0200 (CEST)
From: "Mr. Patrick Brown"
Subject: Re: Hello
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 05:25:34 -0700
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Message-Id: <20080714122502.192bc1c000af@mwinf2014.orange.fr>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Content-Length: 1213