A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM: MR. KARL HANS BERG,MY SINCERE REQUEST REGARDING THISINVESTMENT.URGENT REPLY NEEDED??" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 27 Mar 2010 18:58:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "MR. KARL HANS BERG- FUND MANAGERS HSBC Bank PLC LONDON" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
MR. KARL HANS BERG, SENIOR SALES MANAGER - FUND MANAGERS HSBC Bank PLC 8 CANADA SQUARE, E14 5HQ, LONDON FILE REF: HSBC/006/WT/2010 Reply to my private email: email@example.com (REMITTANCE OF US$38.6M MILLION U.S.A DOLLARS CONFIDENTIAL IS THE CASE) Attention: I feel quite safe dealing with you in this business proposition having gone through your remarkable profile on the internet. Though, this medium (Internet)has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest, surest and most secured medium of communication.However,this correspondence is unofficial and private, and it should be treated as such. Before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this letter is not a hoax or Scam mail and I urge you to treat it with the seriousness it deserves. I also guarantee you that this deal is hitch free from all what you may think of. I am MR. KARL HANS BERG, Senior Sales Manager - Fund Managers with HSBC Bank PLC. PROPOSITION: I am contacting you based on Trust and confidentiality that will be attached to this Business Proposal. The Management and the Legal department of our BANK (HSBC Bank PLC) in a recent meeting, Recommended that the account of MR.RICHARD PRATT, a philanthropist who passed on 28 April 2009, with a sum valued $38.6 Million USA dollars out of the records of his written will.who was one of my branch depositor, should be declared Dormant, confisticated and the depositor's fund sent to the Bank Treasury according to United Kingdom banking and financial law. the bank is still unrelenting in its bid to contact any of the relatives to claim This money, Mr.Richard Pratt,had proposed that the money be used for charity, unfortunately,before he died we did not make a written statement to this effect in the will. You can read about Mr.Richard Pratt: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/04/28/2555353.htm He is an account holder in my branch; he owns a dollar account with the sum of US$38.6M (Thirty Eight Million, Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) which was made through Oil bunkers business in Kuwait, deposited in a numbered account with my branch. In fact it happened that since his death, the next of kin of the dollar account holder (the brother/Sister) or whom ever that is related to him has not show up for the claim. This is where I am interested on and this is where I want you to come in. SHARING ARRANGEMENTS: The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after 4 financial years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner, and a Spanish Citizen cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. We agree that 30 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 60 % would be for investment in your Country as soon as the Transfer is completed. EXECUTION OF THE PROPOSED DEAL: To enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, please include your Information as stated below. FULL NAME: CURRENT ADDRESS: PHONE, FAX, PROFESSION: MARITAL STATUS: AGE: NATIONALITY: COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION (INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR DRIVERS LICENSE) I want you to come in as the relation / next of kin of the deceased Mr.Richard Pratt, I will be the one to provide the vital documents for the claims of the Fund and then advise you exactly how we should handle it without any form of trace even in the near future. Yours truly, MR. KARL HANS BERG,S, SENIOR SALES MANAGER - FUND MANAGERS HSBC Bank PLC Reply to my private email: firstname.lastname@example.org