This email with the subject "PLEASE READ AND REPLY AS SOON AS YOU GET THIS IMPORTANT MAIL." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 09 Feb 2007 22:00:03 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was WANG QIN <kovacirena@Safe-mail.net>, although it may have been spoofed.
HANG SENG BANK LTD. 19 DES VOEUX RD. CENTRAL HONG KONG, HONK KONG. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org DATE-10-2-2007 Dear One, I am Mr. wang qin, senior credit officer of the HANG SENG BANK LTD.I have a concealed proposal for you. After the United State and Iraqi war, our client Hatem Kamil Abdul Fatah who was the deputy governor of Baghdad in Iraq and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 12 calendar months, with a value of Six Million Seven Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch. Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even after the war late this year. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out that the Governor has been assasinated in Baghdad. The websites below is a verification of the news. After further investigation it was also discovered that Hatem Kamil Abdul Fatah 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, Six millions 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 laws of my country at the expiration three 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 Hatem Kamil Abdul Fatah so that you will be able to receive his funds. THE REREQUISITE OF THE PROJECT I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. Ihave contacted an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Hatem Kamil AbdulFatah,all that is required from you at this stage is for you to 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 favor 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 to 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.Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 60% for me, 30% for you and 10% for any expenses incurred during the course of this operation. Should you be interested please send me your full particulars including your private phone and fax numbers for easy communication, you can write me via the above email box at: email@example.com and I will provide you with more details of this operation as well as my particulars. Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated. Kind Regards, Wang Qin