This email with the subject "Important Notice (20-08-10a)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:50:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Liu Yan"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: Liu Yan Bank of China Ltd.13/F. Bank of China Tower 1 Garden Road Hong Kong, I sincerely ask for forgiveness for I know this may seem like a complete intrusion to your privacy but right about now this is my best option ofcommunication. This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation toignore it as frivolous could come into your mind, but please consider it adivine wish and accept it with a deep sense of humilityThis letter must surprise you because we have never meet before neither inperson nor by correspondence, but I believe that, it takes just one day to meet orknow someone either physically or through correspondence. I got your contact through my personal search, you were revealed as being quiteastute in private entrepreneurship, and one has no doubt in your ability to handle a financial business transaction. I am Mr. Liu Yan a transfer supervisoroperations in investment section in Bank of China Ltd. Secretariat of the BOCHK Charitable Foundation 13/F. Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road,Hong Kong I havean obscured business suggestion for you.Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client General Mohammed Jassim Ali who work with the Iraqi forces and also business manmade a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of (I willdisclose amount upon your reply) in my branch.Upon maturity several notices was sent to him, even early in the war, againafter the war another notification was sent and still no response came fromhim, We later found out that General Mohammed Jassim Ali and his family had beenkilled during the war, in a bomb blast that hit their home. After further investigation it was also discovered that General Mohammed JassimAli did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paperwork of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was at myoffice that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, (I willdisclose amount upon your reply) is still lying in my bank and no one will evercome forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that, according to the laws ofmy country at the expiration of 3 years the funds will be reverted to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as aforeigner to stand as the next of kin to General Mohammed Jassim Ali so that youwill be able to receive his funds. I want you to know that, I have had everythingplanned out for a successful outcome.I have contacted an attorney who will prepare the legal documents that will authoriseand back you up as the next of kin to General Mohammed Jassim Ali, all what isrequired of you at this stage is for you to provide me with your full Name,private phone number and address so that the attorney can commence his job.After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file in forclaims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter from the probate in your favour for the transfer of the funds to an account that will be provided byyou with my guidance. There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we aregoing to adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessarydocuments.Please endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account then we shall discuss the percentage issue on your reply. If you are interested please forward to me your full names and current residential address, contact numbers, profession and International passport/Drivers Licence and I will prefer you to reach me on my private and secure email address below and finally after that I shall provide you with more details of this operation. Best Regards Liu Yan Please reply to this email: email@example.com