Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "URGENT NEED OF BUSINESS ASSISTANCE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 27 Mar 2006 04:20:00 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "MR. ZHANZHI HONG" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Sir/Ma,
Let me start by introducing myself. I 
am Mr. Zhanzhi Hong credit officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.  I have 
an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.
honestly apologize and hope I do not cause you much embarrassment by 
contacting you through this means for a transaction of this magnitude, 
but this is due to confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this 
medium, sorry my English is not very good. Furthermore, due to this 
issue on my hands now, it became necessary for me to seek your 
assistance, and it is imperative for me to know your opinion.
April 6 ,1999, an American Oil consultant/contractor with the Chinese 
Petroleum and Chemical corporation Mr. Richard Nault made a numbered 
time(Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at 
US$30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million Dollars only) in my branch. Upon 
maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but 
got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we 
discovered from his contract employers, the Hong Kong Petroleum and 
Chemical Corporation that Mr. Richard Nault died from an automobile 
On further investigation, I found out that he died without 
making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. 
Richard Nault did not declare any kin or relations in all his official 
documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of 
US$30,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being 
rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will 
ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of Hong Kong, at the 
expiration of 5(five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of 
the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to 
stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Richard Nault so that the fruits of 
this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt 
government officials.
This is simple, I will like you to provide 
immediately your full names and address so that the attorney will 
prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in 
place as the next of kin.
We shall employ the services of an attorney 
for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary 
documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the 
transfer. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in 
the ratio of 70% for me and 25% for you and 5% for Expenses Incurred in 
the course of the transaction.
There is no risk at all as all the 
paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and with my 
position as the credit officer guarantees the successful execution of 
this transaction. If you are really interested in doing this business 
with me please reply immediately to this email address, or
Upon your 
response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant 
documents that will help you understand the transaction.
Please send 
me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.
You should observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this 
transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall 
require your assistance to invest my share in your country.
your urgent reply.
Thanks and regards.
Mr. Zhanzhi Hong