This email with the subject "A 'NO LOSS' BUSINESS PROPOSITION.-" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 30 Jul 2010 14:11:49 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "FRANK W.K.SHING"<smtp@MAIL.COM>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day to you sir/ madam, I humbly introduce myself as Mr. Frank Wong Kwong Shing, chairman of DBS Bank(Hong Kong). I got your email from a random web email search on my effort to locate a God fearing partner who will maintain the meaning of trust in this partnership proposition. I have a business proposition for a capable individual who can confidentially handle a $160,000,000.00 (one hundred and sixty million) deal of knowledge and principle. I only hope you are a noble and trustworthy person whom I can rely on to handle this transaction. The basis of this email is to let you know that I have a deal of the above stated worth, and I only need your assistance to own and share this money with me by making you the beneficiary to the above stated sum which will entitle you to earn your 30% of this money in question. Many years ago, one of our customer, Mr.Ahmed Abbas who was with the Iraqi forces and also a big time international businessman, made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of one hundred and sixty million United States Dollars in total, in my branch. This was made Before the U.S and Iraqi war. Upon maturity, several notices were sent to him, even during and after the war which began in 2003 but there was no response from him. The DBS group management then set up a committee which I was a member by right, to look into the issue and we later found out that he, his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit their main home. During the investigation, I nursed the intention and to search for one who could act as beneficiary and next of kin to these funds, because in here, such funds are redirected to the government if no one stands out as next of kin to claim such funds within a period of 7 to 10 years of search. I have over 30 years experience in the banking industry and I wish that this funds are transferred out of Hong Kong. You should have nothing to worry about, I will do every thing legally required due to my vast experience from my service in various positions with Hong Kong's government, and I will ensure that the project goes smoothly. It shall pass through all laws of international banking and you have my word on that. If I have to entrust this transaction into your hands, I want to remind you that, it needs your sincere commitment and diligent follow up. If you work seriously, the entire transaction should be over in a couple of days. This project is highly capital intensive, this is why I have to be very careful, I need your total devotion and trust to see this through. I know we have not met before, but I am very confident that with any ambitious and capable individual as my partner, we will be able to establish the necessary trust that we need to execute on this project. I actually already have details of an on-line bank, with same coordinates with my bank but in a foreign country, as it is safer that way and I wish that my intending partner opens an account in his/ her name in this foreign bank. The money in question would be transferred to this newly opened account which my potential partner will open in this nominated bank in his/ her name. It is the best way I have found, it will protect us from my bank. I want us to enjoy this money in peace when we conclude and so you should listen to my instructions and follow them diligently and religiously. Also you have to know that I cannot transfer this money in my name as my bank will be aware that it is from me, knowing that I could never have been the beneficiary, and this is where I need you. As result of this, you will have to open an account in the corresponding bank. I have a copy of the certificate of deposit from my bank and my trusted attorney shall prepare all the necessary documents in your name and at my own expense. Documents which includes a WILL, Codicil, a Letter of Administration and Probate from Court of Law and backdated 'Notary Public' which will place you as beneficiary to these funds. After this, the money will be transferred to the newly untraceable account you have opened in the foreign bank, banked on-line for both of us, and then you will instruct the bank to transfer our various shares into our respective nominated bank accounts, holding my faith on trust. I will make sure I perfect the documentations with the assistance of my attorney to give the transaction the legal right. Furthermore, you must specify by answering these questions below to convince me that you capable of handling this transaction: (A) Have you been involved in a transaction worth over a million Dollars? (B) Are you sure you can handle your share with your authorities when the benefit is split? (C) Can you open an on-line Account on your own and at your expense in the proposed bank where the funds from DBS will be transferred to? Also before we will commence, I will need you to send me the following: 1: Any form your identification (Driver's license, Work ID or International passport) 2. Your current address and nationality 3. A reliable phone number. 4. Working experience and capability of handling transactions of such huge funds. I want to be sure that I will be transacting with the right person. As soon as I get these from you, I will commence the rest of the paper work. I hope you will understand why I need all these, the money in question is a very huge sum and I want to ensure that I know you really well before I proceed to give you all the details to commence on the project. I will also send you my identification upon receipt of your identification and personal details. I will send the name and contact details of the bank so that you can commence communication with them as well. Please be sure to note that the DBS group holdings management committee do not have a hint of this transaction and therefore ensure that you keep this project strictly confidential, do not discuss it with anybody because of the skillful nature of this transaction and my work. I will be placing you calls when necessary. Alot of wealthy people in the world today have benefited from such abandoned funds not even as simple as this case. Immediately you open the account, I shall desist from any international correspondence relating to this deal and transfer directly from my end to the newly opened account in your name for us both. Note that you are totally liable to open this account in your name, it should not be a problem and this will earn you your 30% of this sum in question, simple enough. At the conclusion of the transfer, I wish to flee my country to invest my share in some foreign land, maybe in your country. I want you to know that I will be changing my email account alternatively for confidentiality and security sake and I will be placing you calls from a private number when necessary as you should know, the level of technology can not be underestimated here in Hong Kong. Please reply soonest with details I requested, so that we can proceed if you know you are capable, no jokes please. My regards, Frank Wong kwong Shing. For security reasons, I have sent you this message using an anonymous sender. Please reply me at my private email... (email@example.com)