A Scam Email with the Subject "I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 Feb 2010 05:32:00 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "HSBC Bank Auditor"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU
I know this may sound ridiculous and unreal, but you must understand that life is all about chance and utilization of opportunities that comes our way. PLEASE DONT BE EMBARASSED NOR OFFENDED BY MY E-MAIL TO YOU. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT OUT OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OUT THERE I CHOOSE TO CONTACT YOU. Is obvious we dont know each other yet, but we dont know why nature is crossing our path today. Meeting new people in our lives is a never-ending circle. You are like God sent to me today as I type this email for you. You may think this is too good to be real, but I am telling you today that as God lives, this is as real as the air both of us breathe
Let me start by Formally introducing myself to you. My name is Richard F. Murano, I am a HSBC Bank London External Auditor; I was invited by the United Nation Financial Committee to Audit Helima Security Storage Company in Bagdad (IRAQ). Prior to my Investigation I discovered that in 2004 two U.S soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division deposited a box Seized from an unknown Top Saddam Husseins aide with the company during the war. Both soldiers died on active Service, since then no one has come forward to claim this Box. This Box contains USD$23.8 million USD (Twenty Three Million, Eight Hundred Thousand United State Dollars).
I have used my Position to move this Box to a HSBC Affiliate Security Company in Africa (Lagos) to be delivered to United Arab Emirate (Dubai) or any designation of your choice or the fund transferred into any nominated bank account of your choice depending as we may agree; I did not let them know the content of the box. I deposited it as a family treasure kept for security reasons. As a staff of HSBC I cannot lay Claim to this Box (Money), but I can instruct that the box be delivered or transferred to you by Diplomatic means as the original depositor.
I got your Contact from your Local Internet Directory while searching for a reliable, trustworthy and Serious minded fellow to Assist and Partner with me to claim this Box. This will not involve any risk; as a staff of this Bank I will facilitate the easy release and hitch-free claim of this Box (Fund)
While replying, kindly include the following Informations:
Mobile Cell phone:
I will give you more details and what next step to take, I am ready to go 50/50 Sharing ratio with you on the receipt of your consent.
Anxiously anticipating your prompt response.
Mr. Richard F. Murano