It is important to remember that not all email scam letters come from Nigeria. They come from everywhere and recently it seems many of them are appearing to originate in Ghana. The essence of all of this type of letter is the same. In fact, the basis for the scam goes back to a scam that started in the 1500s when it was called the “Spanish Prisoner” scam. Although there are variations of the scam email, they all involve a promise of substantial funds for little or no effort on your part. In this particular email, which is reproduced below my assistance is requested as a “reliable partner” when the email sender has no knowledge of who I am and the email is not even addressed to me in the salutation. These scam emails may seem ridiculous, but they are still around for a good reason, namely they work. There are some people who are either too trusting or too blinded by the promises of riches to consider this rationally. Don’t be one of those people.
“Name:Hon. Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes
This is Hon. Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes, former speaker of the house of parliament Ghana.
I am in need of a reliable Trustee to help me receive my 1 box of consignments containing 11 MILLION GBP in London and Under the custody of the British embassy in Tokyo Japan.
This present Ghana government is an opposition party, they trying to accuse me of looting government treasury during my time in office and this is the reason why I need a dependable and reliable partner to receive the funds as my trustee to avoid any trace.
I am prepared to give you 30% of the total fund if you can help me receive it without any trace.
All we have to do is to ask my attorney to issue you a Power of Attorney and Change of Ownership certificate in your name while he will also handle other processes which he will explain to you.
Send me your passport copy and pictures so that I can know you better.
Hon. Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes
Never respond in anyway to any of these types of emails. They are total scams and if you do respond, you will soon find that you need to pay money for various fees, bribes, or administrative costs in order to keep the process moving so that you can get your money. Of course since this is a scam, you never will get any money. The best thing you can do is to totally ignore the email although they can give you a bit of a laugh.