This email with the subject "For Your Urgent Consideration?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 22 Nov 2009 12:26:32 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Hung Siu Au" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Prospective Partner,
I am Mr.Hung Siu Au, Principal Assurance manager for the HSBC Bank in Hong Kong. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of William A Spence and an investment placed under our banks management 8 years ago.
I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. William Spence engages a business discussion with our private banking. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 7.35 million United States dollars to invest.
We spun the money around various opportunities and made margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point of 10.5 million USD. In mid 2004, he instructed that entire sum (10.5M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Hong Kong. We got in touch with a security firm who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to William. However the security firm got in touch with us that this money has not been claimed. On enquiries we found out that William was involved in an accident in China, which means he died at the spot.
I propose that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank, my bank will instruct the security firm to make payments to you. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this happens every time, or the money will revert back to the state.
Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds; we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above telephone and fax numbers and e-mail whichever is convenient for you.
Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this. Please pardon my writing mistakes. Please get back to me immediately via my e-mail address, telephone or fax number above.
I await your response and you can me on my private number +85281975527
Mr.Hung Siu Au