A Scam Email with the Subject "Fwd: E-mail me asap!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 15 Apr 2008 00:27:01 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Arthur Luna <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr. Vincent Cheng Email: email@example.com Good Day I am Mr. Vincent Cheng Hoi-chuen, GBS, JP Chairman of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. I have a concealed business suggestion for you. Our client Gen.Aadeel Agaal Bastaan who was with the Iraqi forces and also businessman made a fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Twenty one million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch. Several maturities notices was sent to him, before the war which began in 2003. also after the war another notification was sent,and no response came from him. We later found out that the General along with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit their home. After more inquiry it was also discovered that this Gen.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. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration of 6 years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. There is no risk involved at all in this matter, as we are going 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 then share in the ratio of 60% for me, 40% for you. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue and also I wish to inform you that should you contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my phone lines nor do I want you contacting me through my official e-mail account. Contact me only through this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org and also if there be a need for me to call I will do the callings. I do not want any direct link between you and me. My official lines are not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy. Please observe this instruction religiously, after which I shall provide you with more details on this operation. Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated. Kind Regards, Mr. Vincent Cheng