The fake "Mr. William Asare" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information by impersonating someone else. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.
The "Mr. William Asare" Advance-Fee Scam
From: William Asare <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2019 12:55 AM
FROM THE DESK OF MR.WILLIAMS.
My name is Mr. William Asare, I am the Ashanti Regional manager of a bank here in Ghana in West Africa. I am a Christian. I do not want problems but I just hope you can assist me. I write you this letter in good faith.
I am in control of Seven million, Eight hundred and Fifty thousand US dollars($7,850,000.00) and I Realized the excess profit from a contract that was Awarded to a foreign company here in Ghana by the World Health organization to supply ante-natal and Post-natal drugs to rural areas in Ghana and other West African countries. This said money for the Supply of drugs was first deposited to the Bank Where I work. With my position as the manager, I trade with the Money in Ghana stock market before the contractors withdrew the money for the said purpose. I deposited the profit I made on Escrow call account and I did not declare this to my head office.
I am contacting you, to stand as the beneficiary of this fund because as the regional manager I don't have to be involved with this kind of amount. I can move this money to our offshore filtering center London covering the region, but can I rely trust you to hold this money for me until I arrive your country and pick it up you and myself deduct 50% of the money as your commission. If you accept my offer you can contact me only on my private email-address. If you do not accept you can forget to contact me.
All I need is for you to get me a good current account in your bank where I can move this money.
There are practically no risks involved, it will be a bank to bank transfer. I hope you understand my situation.
Thank you and God bless.