Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Jennifer Norman <>

This email with the subject "CAN YOU BE SINCERE?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Aug 2008 23:45:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Jennifer Norman <>, although it may have been spoofed.

83, Des Voeux Road.,
Central HK,
Hong Kong.

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Ming Yang director of
operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. I have an obscured business
suggestion for you. Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Gen. Aadel 
Bastaan who was with the Iraqi forces and also businessman made a
numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Twenty 
million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch.
Upon maturity several notices was sent to him, even during the war which
began in 2003. Again after the war another notification was sent and
still no response came from him. We later find out that the General 
with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a
bomb blast that hit their home. You can read more about the bombings on

After further investigation it was also discovered that Gen. Aadel
Akgaal Bastaan 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 he was at my office that no one except me knew of his
deposit in my bank. So, Twenty Four million Five Hundred Thousand United
State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one willknow of it.
What bothers me most is thataccording to the laws of my country at the
expiration of 3 years and 6 months the funds will revert to the 
of the Hong Kong
Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop, 
suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the
next of kin to Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan so that you will be able to
receive hisfunds.


I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we
shall come out successful. I have an attorney that will prepare the
necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Gen. 
Akgaal Bastaan, all that is required from you at this stage is for you 
provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the attorney can
commence his job. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney
will also fill in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary
approval and letter of probate in your favour for the move of the funds
to an account that will be provided by you.
There is no risk involved at all in this matter, as we are going adopt
a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary
documents. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters
concerning this issue. I would appreciate it if you write me through my
personal mail box (

Should you be interested please send me your full names, private
phone/fax and current residential address and finally after that I shall
provide you with more details of this operation.
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Mr. Ming Yang.