Standard Chartered Bank of Ghana Complaint

Is this a SCAM?

- Ghana

I received this e-mail, and figured it to be a scam, and I thought I should report it.

From: Mr Bright Addo.
Standard Chartered Bank of Ghana,
Takoradi Branch.
Tel: 233-24-9211808.

My Dear Friend,

My name is Mr. Bright Addo. I work with the Standard Chartered Bank of Ghana as the Regional manager, Takoradi Branch, in the Western Region of Ghana.

I am 48 years old with three kids. I have packaged a transaction that will be of mutual benefit to us. As the branch manager of Standard Chartered Bank of Ghana, it is my duty to send a financial report to my head office in the capital city, Accra, at the end of each financial year.

Following the release of the second quarter financial report, ending of 2006, I discovered that my branch made Five Million, Six Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollars ($5,620,000.00); from the transactions accruing to the account of the Inland Revenue Service (IRS). This was not detected by the renowned auditors from my head office. I have moved the funds into what the bank call Escrow Call Account with no beneficiary.

Meanwhile as you know I can not be directly connected to this money for obvious reasons. So my contacting you is to assist me receive the funds in your bank account in your country; which I know is possible if you liaise properly with me and get 35% of the total funds as your benefit. The transfer would be made via swift and it will be a Bank-to-Bank wired transfer. All I need from you is to stand claim as the original depositor of this fund.

I will compute your particulars as the person who made the deposit in my branch, so that my head office will immediately order the transfer to your designated bank Account.

Call or mail me if you think we can work together, on +233-24-9211808.
Thanks for your understanding and co-operation.

Yours truly,
Mr. Bright Addo.
Branch manager (S C B).

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Reader Comments:

Posted by attnycb on 09/07/2007
Absolutely, this is a classic scam. Whenever anyone is approached with the "money for nothing other than your name" e-mail or letter, immediately run the name of the bank/agency/person on a Google or alternative search and you will see the game they are playing. The federal government's consumer affairs division also keeps tabs on these scams and you can report them there. You can file a complaint online at the website:$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01.

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