Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "RESPONSE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 26 Apr 2008 20:56:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "FROM MR PATRICK CHAN" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Good Day,

I am Mr. Patrick Chan Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of 
the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.I have a Secured business suggestion for you.

Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Col. Hosam Hassan who was with 
the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit 
for 18 calendar months, with a value of Thirty million United State 
Dollars ($30,000,000.00) only in my branch. Upon maturity several 
notices was sent to him, even during the war early this year. Again 
after the war another notification was sent and still no response came 
from him. We later find out that Col. Hosam Hassan along with his wife 
and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that 
hit their home.

After further investigation it was also discovered that Col. Hosam 
Hassan did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including 
the Paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last 
time he was at my office that no one except me and my wife knew of his 
deposit in my Bank. So, Thirty million United State Dollars 
($30,000,000.00) is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come 
forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that according to the laws 
of my country at the expiration 6 years the funds will revert to the 
ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the 

Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as 
a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Col. Hosam Hassan so that 
you will be able to receive his funds.


I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we 
shall come out successful. I have contacted an attorney that will 
prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin 
to Col.Hosam Hassan , all that is required from you at this stage is 
for you to provide me 
with your Full Names and Address so that the attorney can commence his 

After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file 
in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and 
letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an account 
that will be provided by you.

There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going to adopt 
a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary 

Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning 
this issue.

Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we 
shall share in the ratio of 60% for me, 40% for you, Should you be 
please send me informationís below,

1. Full names and Age
2. Private phone number
3. Current residential address.

If interested you can reach me on my private email below.


And finally after that I shall provide you with more details on this 

Your earliest response to this letter will be highly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Mr. Patrick K.W Chan.