Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "SIMON YI" <>

This email with the subject "BUSINESS PROPOSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Sep 2008 13:54:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "SIMON YI" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

I am Mr.Simon Yi Executive Director of the Hang Seng Bank 
Ltd, Hong Kong.
An Iraqi named Haider Hanoon,a business man made a 
numbered fixed  deposit of (346,736,899.68 TWD) for 18 
calendar months, this is valued  to Fourty Four million 
Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only  in my 
branch. Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, 
even  during the war, four years ago (2003). Again after 
the war another  notification was sent and still no 
response came from him. We later  found out that Haider 
Hanoon 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 
Haider Hanoon  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, Fourty Four million Five Hundred Thousand 
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 procentange 70/30. 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 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 Haider  Hanoon 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.

I ask that if you find no interest in this project that 
you should discard this mail. I ask that you do not be 
vindictive and  destructive. If my offer is of no appeal 
to you,delete this message  and forget I ever contacted 
you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve 
of my proposal. You may not know this but people like  
myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable 
situations run the  whole private banking sector. I am 
not a criminal and what I do, I do  not find against good 
conscience, this may be hard for you to  understand, but 
the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this  
move. Such opportunities only come ones way once in a 
lifetime. I  cannot let this chance pass me by, for once 
I find myself in total  control of my destiny. These 
chances wont pass me by. I ask that you  do not destroy 
my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and 
let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a 
family man  and this is an opportunity to pro
vide them with new opportunities.

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 the numbers I will 
provide for you  and also through the email account that 
i will provide therein in this  email. Further more be 
informed that the fact that you are a foreigner give  you 
the privilege to stand in as my deceased client 
beneficiary as my  deceased client had no relation all 
his family died with him during  the war and I can not 
use my relation because its not accepted here in  Hong 
Kong. Also I am very confident that we will be able to 
establish  the trust that is needed to complete this deal 
and all that I need  from the time been is your 
willingness and commitment so that we can end this in
the next one week.
What you need to understand about this transaction is 
that I will make sure that it passes through all 
international banking laws regards to this I will take 
care of all the expenses and the cost of retaining  the 
service of my Attorney to give the transaction the proper 
documentation that is required to perfect the finishing. 
Your only  obligation in this transaction will be to set 
up an offshore account  that can accommodate these funds 
and I will give you more light later  once you agree to 
partner with me. Like I said before there is no risk 
involve as it will pass through  international banking 
laws and all documents related to this transaction will 
be sent to you by post for your perusal and trust.
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. 
Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, 
again,  note I am a family man, I have wife and children. 
I send you this mail  not without a measure of fear as to 
what the consequences, but I know  within me that nothing 
ventured is nothing gained and that success and  riches 
never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one 
truth  I have learned from my private banking clients. Do 
not betray my  confidence. If we can be of one accord, we 
should plan a meeting,  soon. Should you be interested I 
will prefer you to send me your
address below.
Your earliest response to this letter will be 
I await your response.
Mr.Simon Yi