This email with the subject "Business Proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 20 May 2008 16:28:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Patrick K W Chan." <pkwchan@Hsbc.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day, Greetings to you please do not be surprise by my mail to you as all information contained is real which you will find out for yourself that is why I need your co-operation of which I am rest assured that I will get from you. You should be aware that this mail did not come to you by mistake but rather, meant for you as this project would be mutually benefiting to the both of us. I must advice that you keep this very confidential to yourself and do not disclose it to anyone. INTRODUCTION: May I be granted the opportunity to introduce myself; I am Mr. Patrick K W Chan Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the foreign operations department of Hang Seng Bank LTD,you could verify by clicking on the link below. http://www.hangseng.com/hsb/eng/abo/bd/index.html SOURCE OF FUNDS: Before the U.S and Iraqi war a personal client! of mine Mr. Aadheam Ali, a very successful Merchant who was with the Iraqi Military forces, made a numbered fixed deposit for twelve calendar months, with a value of Eighteen Million Euros only in my branch. Upon maturity several notices was sent to him, during the Iraq war. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from Him. It later came to our notice that my client (Mr. Aadheam Ali ) and his entire family had been murdered during the war in a missile bomb blast. You can read more about the bombings on visiting these sites below: http://www.ccmep.org/usbombingwatch/2003.htm http://civilians.info/iraq/ PREAMBLE: After much investigation which I have done perfectly, it was discovered that the Late Mr. Aadheam Ali did not declare any NEXT of KIN in his official papers of the DEPOSIT that was made and he also confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me his accounts officer knew of this DEPOSIT! in my bank. So, Eighteen Million Euros is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. UNJUSTIFIED LAW EMBIBED: Now what bothers me most is that according to the to the laws of my country at the expiration 4 years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the fundsas the (NEXT OF KIN), this of which is very unjust as the Government will cease the funds and use for themselves and do not account for anything good from such Funds. This is why I feel that it is unjust as such fund should be shared amongst people whom are in need financially and amongst the less privileged; it would be fair enough than the governmentceasing the funds, thus the reason and need arise for me to make claims of this funds as soon as possible and make the best use of it,hence that is why I have contacted you. YOUR ROLE: Against this backdrop, my Suggestion to you is that you as a foreigner should stand a! s the NEXT OF KIN to Late Mr. Aadheam Ali so that you will be able to receive his funds. You shall be presented as the TRUE and LEGAL NEXT OF KIN to the late DEPOSITOR. 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 legal next of kin to Late Mr. Aadheam Ali, all,that is required from you at this stage is for you to agree to assist me so that we can both share this money and also help the needy. After you have been made the next of kin with proper legal documents in your favor, the funds would be released to you. YOUR GUARANTEE: There is no risk involved at all in the matter as all that would be done is in accordance with the law of international trans-boundaries. Thus, we are going adopt a legalized method and my Attorney will help to prepare and perfect all the necessary documents. Please endeavor to observe utmost ! discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been released to you the sharing ratio is open for negotiation for you. The PERCENTAGE Sharing Ratio, it is very NEGOTIABLE between the both of us, just have it at the back of your mind as we proceed. Further correspondence & details would be sent to you once I receive your email confirming that you have received my mail and you are interested in moving ahead with this project, as Should you be interested please reply my email with your full names and current residential address. Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated. Most Respectfully, email@example.com Patrick K W Chan