A Scam Email with the Subject "READ AND GET BACK" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 20 Oct 2008 06:32:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Mr.Grant, Michael" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Mr. Peter Wong Executive Director of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd,HONG KONG.An Iraqi named Besem Faruak, a business man made a numbered fixed deposit of (126,336,8299.38 hk) for 18 calendar months, this is valued to Eight million United State Dollars only in my branch. Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war,four years ago (2004). Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that Besem Faruak, 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 Besem Faruak, 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, Eight million 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 percent age 50/50. 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 deposite.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 Besem Faruak, 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 should be interested in executing this with me,indicate your interest by sending me the following: 1. YOUR NAME 2. YOUR RESIDENT ADDRESS 3. YOUR OCCUPATION 4. YOUR PHONE NUMBER 5. DATE OF BIRTH 6. COUNTRY OF RESIDENT Your response with the requested information should be sent to reach me at my personal email address below: firstname.lastname@example.org I shall then provide you with more details on this operation when I hear from you. Sincerely, Mr. peter wong