This email with the subject "GoodNews(Please Reply)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 25 Sep 2008 22:20:21 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR.Zhi Ming" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ATTENTION "BUSINESS PROPOSAL" FROM:MR.Zhi Ming Hang Seng Bank Ltd email@example.com Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Zhi Ming, I work with one of the biggest banks ( Hang Seng Bank ) in Hong Kong,Before the U.S and Iraqi war, our client Fadi bassem a business man made a numbered fixed deposit of (346,736,899.68 HKD) for 18 calendar months, this is valued to Forty 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 fadi bassem and his family had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit his home at Mukaradeeb where his personal oil well was. After further investigation it was also discovered that Fadi bassem 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, Forty 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 most is that according to the to the laws of my country at the expiration four years six months the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. My suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to fadi bassem so that you will be able to receive his funds. WHAT IS TO BE DONE: 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 next of kin to fadi bassem , all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names and Address so tahat the attorney can commence his job. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file 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 the matter as we are going adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents. Please endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Oncethe funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you . Should you be interested please send me your full names and current residential address and I will prefer you to reach me on the email address below( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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.Zhi Ming email@example.com