Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "FW: BUSINESS PROPOSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 11 Sep 2008 07:00:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was MIKE HERNANDEZ <>, although it may have been spoofed.

> From:
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 21:39:02 +0200
> To:
> I am Mr.Simon Yi Executive Director of the Hang Seng Bank
> Ltd, Hong Kong.
> An Iraqi named Haider Hanoon,a business man made a
> numbered fixed deposit of (346,736,899.68 TWD) for 18
> calendar months, this is valued to Fourty Four million
> Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my
> branch. Upon maturity several notice was sent to him,
> even during the war, four years ago (2003). Again after
> the war another notification was sent and still no
> response came from him. We later found out that Haider
> Hanoon and his family had been killed during the war in
> Gunfire that hit their home at Mukaradeeb where his
> personal oil well was.
> After further investigation it was also discovered that
> Haider Hanoon 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 we was
> at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in
> my bank. So, Fourty Four million Five Hundred Thousand
> United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one
> will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me is
> that according to the laws of my country at the
> expiration five years six months the funds will revert to
> the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody
> applies to claim the funds.
> My proposal, I am prepared to place you as the next of
> kin in a position to instruct HANG SENG BANK to release
> the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation.
> Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to share the
> money with you in half. That is: I will simply nominate
> you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit
> to you. We share the procentange 70/30. I would have
> gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me, but that
> would have drawn a straight line in my involvement in
> claiming the deposit.I assure you that I could have the
> deposit released to you within a few days. I will simply
> inform the bank of the final closing of the file relating
> to Haider Hanoon I will then officially communicate with
> my Bank and instruct them to release the deposit to you.
> With these: all is done. I am aware of the consequences
> of this proposal.
> I ask that if you find no interest in this project that
> you should discard this mail. I ask that you do not be
> vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no appeal
> to you,delete this message and forget I ever contacted
> you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve
> of my proposal. You may not know this but people like
> myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable
> situations run the whole private banking sector. I am
> not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good
> conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but
> the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this
> move. Such opportunities only come ones way once in a
> lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once
> I find myself in total control of my destiny. These
> chances wont pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy
> my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and
> let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a
> family man and this is an opportunity to pro
> vide them with new opportunities.
> If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this
> process towards a conclusion. I wish to inform you that
> should you contact me via official channels; I will deny
> knowing you and about this project. I repeat, I do not
> want you contacting me through my official phone lines
> nor do I want you contacting me through my official email
> account. Contact me only through the numbers I will
> provide for you and also through the email account that
> i will provide therein in this email. Further more be
> informed that the fact that you are a foreigner give you
> the privilege to stand in as my deceased client
> beneficiary as my deceased client had no relation all
> his family died with him during the war and I can not
> use my relation because its not accepted here in Hong
> Kong. Also I am very confident that we will be able to
> establish the trust that is needed to complete this deal
> and all that I need from the time been is your
> willingness and commitment so that we can end this in
> the next one week.
> What you need to understand about this transaction is
> that I will make sure that it passes through all
> international banking laws regards to this I will take
> care of all the expenses and the cost of retaining the
> service of my Attorney to give the transaction the proper
> documentation that is required to perfect the finishing.
> Your only obligation in this transaction will be to set
> up an offshore account that can accommodate these funds
> and I will give you more light later once you agree to
> partner with me. Like I said before there is no risk
> involve as it will pass through international banking
> laws and all documents related to this transaction will
> be sent to you by post for your perusal and trust.
> I do not want any direct link between you and me. My
> official lines are not secure lines as they are
> periodically monitored to assess our level of customer
> care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy.
> Please observe this instruction religiously. Please,
> again, note I am a family man, I have wife and children.
> I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to
> what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing
> ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches
> never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one
> truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do
> not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we
> should plan a meeting, soon. Should you be interested I
> will prefer you to send me your FULL
> address below.
> Your earliest response to this letter will be
> appreciated.
> I await your response.
> Mr.Simon Yi

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