This email with the subject "Very urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 14 May 2008 18:14:18 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Tang Chang" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: MR.TANG CHANG BANK OF EAST ASIA. SHOP NOS. 2-3,G/F, PRINCETON TOWER, 88 DES VOEUX ROAD WEST BRANCH HONG KONG. Dear Friend, I am Mr. Tang Chang, Chief accountant and credit officer of the Bank of East Asia, Hong Kong and I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you that would be of immense benefit to both of us if handled with extreme confidentiality. It's concerning Mrs. Nina Wang, an estate developer and the richest woman in Hong Kong, sometime in October 6th 2004 she made a (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at $16,000,000.000 (Sixteen Million United States Dollars only) in my branch, l was her personal account supervisor and she kept her certificate of deposit in our bank under my custody, but suddenly we got the news that Mrs. Nina Wang was dead of cancer on April 3rd, 2007 and since then no member of her family has come forward to claim her funds till date, I had sent a routine notification to her address but got no reply and after l made my research, I discovered the funds was deposited by her without informing anyone of her immediate family. So in order to avert a negative development, I will like to seek for your permission and assistance as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin and beneficiary to Mrs. Nina Wang so that the fruits of this old woman's lab our will not be used for financing weapons of mass destruction if reverted back to the government coffers. The money will be paid into your account after all necessary documents and arrangement has been taken care of by me, here in Hong Kong for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 30% for you, then 10% shall be set aside for any Expenses that might be incurred in the course of this transaction. I wish to state categorically that there is no risk involved at all as all the paperwork for this transaction shall be handled by my attorney and with my position as the credit officer of the bank and Late Mrs. Nina Wang's personal accountant, l guarantee you the successful execution of this transaction without any hitch now or thereafter. If you are interested, please reply immediately so l can furnished you with more information on how to preparing all necessary documents for the transaction to go through without any further delay. Upon your response, I shall provide you with more details that will help you understand this transaction much more better and I would want you to observe utmost confidentiality as we go about this transaction until all funds have been successfully transferred and disbursed between us accordingly as specified above, hopefully in about 7 working days, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall be requiring your assistance to invest my share in a lucrative venture in your country. For more confirmation about Mrs. Nina Wang, click the link below. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6524861.stm http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/04/news/obits.php Awaiting your urgent reply. Regards Mr.Tang Chang. Please get back to me via this mail: firstname.lastname@example.org