This email with the subject "HELLO MY GOOD FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:07:18 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Yi Kwan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello Friend, I am Mr.Yi Kwan, a transfer supervisor on investment in Standard Chartered Bank,Hong Kong.I have a business suggestion for you. In late 2004 our customer Abdul Hussein Khazal Al Basri who was a journalist with al hurra channels and also business man made a numbered cash lodgement for 12 months,with a value of Eighteen million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch. We have sent him several letters and emails before and after the maturity.We later found out that the journalist and his three month old only son had been killed during the war as they left their house in Basra. On investigation it was revealed that Abdul Hussein Khazal Al Basri 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 lodgement in my bank.So,Eighteen 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 most is that according to the to the laws of my country at the expiration of 7 years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop,my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Abdul Hussein Khazal Al Basri so that you will be able to receive his funds. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 60% for me, 40% for you. Note that you are not pay any money for this transfer I will be the one that will pay for all the expense before the money will get you at your country. All you are to do is to kip the money in save before I will come to your country. If interested send your your response to my personal email address:email@example.com Regards Yi Kwan