A Scam Email with the Subject "Business Transaction." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 08 Nov 2008 21:51:03 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr Vincent Cheng." <email@example.com>, 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. Gen Zaiki Taha Abdel, a businessman, also who was with the Iraqi forces and our Client, made a fixed deposit of Thirty million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch, a number of notices was sent to him after the war, which began in 2003 , but no response came from him till date. We later found out that the General along with his family had been killed in a bomb blast that hit their home. After more inquiry it was also discovered that the late Gen. did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. What bothers me most is according to the laws of my country at the expiration of 6 years the funds will be revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody comes for the funds, Against this scenery, I have all the information needed to claim these funds and I want you to act as the beneficiary of the deposit, there is no risk involved in this matter, as we are going to adopt a legitimate method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents. All I require is your honest co-operation and I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of the law. Please accept my apologies, keep my confidence and disregard this email if you do not appreciate this proposition I have offered you. All confirmable documents to back up this funds shall be made available to you, as soon as I receive your reply, I shall let you know what is required of you. If you are interested please get back to me through my private email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated. Regards from, Mr. Vincent Cheng.