Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: GOOD DAY

From: "Mr. Vincent Cheng" <>

This email with the subject "GOOD DAY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 09 Feb 2009 10:08:17 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Mr. Vincent Cheng" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Good Day

I am Mr. Vincent Cheng Hoi Chuen, GBS, JP Chairman of the Hong Kong and 
Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.I am contacting you concerning our 
customer and, an investment placed under our banks management 6 years 
ago.I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this 
mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come 
by as a result of this mail.I would like to intimate you with certain 
facts that I believe would be of interest to you.

In 2003,Brigadier Amer Ali Nayef, a businessman and also who was with 
the Iraqi forces, the subject came to our bank to engage in business 
discussions with our Private Banking Services Department.He informed us 
that he had a financial portfolio of Twenty Two million Five Hundred 
Thousand United State Dollars which he wished to have us turn over 
(invest) on his behalf. I was the officer assigned to his case; I made 
numerous suggestions in line with my duties as the de-facto chief 
operations officer of the Private Banking Services Department, 
especially given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank. We 
met on numerous occasions prior to any 
investments being placed. I encouraged him to consider various growth 
funds with prime ratings. The favored route in my advice to customers 
is to start by assessing data on 6000 traditional stocks and bond 
managers and 2000 managers of alternative investments. Based on my 
advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made 
attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued 
profit and interest stood at this point at over twenty five million 
United States Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the 
fund but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investments. In mid 
2004, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to make 
an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Europe. He directed 
that I liquidate the funds and had it deposited with a firm. I informed 
him that the bank would have to make special arrangements to have this 
done and in order not to circumvent due process, the bank would have to 
make a 9.5 % deduction from the funds to cater for banking and 
statutory charges. He complained about the charges but later came 
around when I explained to him the complexities of the task he was 
asking of us. Cash movement across borders has become especially strict 
since the incidents of 9/11. I contacted my affiliate in and had the 
funds available. I undertook all the processes and made sure I followed 
his precise instructions to the letter to deposit the funds in a 
consultancy firm. He told me he wanted the money there in anticipation 
of his arrival from Iraq later that week. This was the last 
communication we had, this transpired around 9th October, 2004.A number 
of notices was sent to him, before the war in Iraq bagan  and also 
after the war but, no response came from him. We later found out that 
Brigadier Amer Ali Nayef was shot dead along with his son, Khalid Amer 
also in the force as they left the family home for work in the south of 
the city.After more inquiry it was also discovered that the late 
Brigadier, did not declare any next of kin in his official papers 
including the paper work of his bank deposit so we retrieved the funds 
back from the firm.

In line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed 
away, we instituted our own investigations in good faith to determine 
who should have right to claim the estate. This investigation has for 
the past months been unfruitful.  This is the situation. This bank has 
spent great amounts of money trying to track his family they have 
investigated for months and have found no family, the investigation has 
now come to an end.

My proposal; I am prepared to place you in a position to give 
instruction for the release of 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 
proceeds 50/50.I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to 
me, but that would have drawn a straight line to me and 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 the customer I will then 
officially communicate with firm and instruct them to release the 
deposit to you. With these two things: all is done. The 
alternative would be for us to have firm direct the funds to another 
bank with you as account holder. This way there will be no need for you 
to think of receiving the money from the firm. We can fine-tune this 
based on our

If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me through this same 
email account( 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 through this email 
address. 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. If we can be of one accord, send me your response on this email 
immediately to enable us commence this line of discussion,I await your 

Best Regards,
Mr. Vincent Cheng

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