A Scam Email with the Subject "INTERNATIONAL FUND APPROVAL AND PAYMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 18:51:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "MR THOMAS CRAWFORD"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MR THOMAS CRAWFORD DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM HSBC BANK OF LONDON ADDRESS Hsbc Bank Building, 3397 Coventry Road Sheldon. Attn With due respect, I write to inquire from you, if you sent somebody from Switzerland Mr. Schemrlt Ormar and some London representatives Mrs. Lizzy Rooney, Mr. Phillip Baker to make claim on your approved funds of USD6.4M. recently we received a directive from the office of the British Prime Minister, ordering this bank to settle all genuine payment which include contractors, Inheritance and Lottery Winners, whose debts has been outstanding for a long time now, Meanwhile at about 9:A.M, British time today, Mr. Schemrlt Ormar was at the Bank saying that you sent them to make claim on your behalf. At that point I instructed for the release of the funds to them as they presented some vital documents covering the funds such as: Irrevocable approval order with Release Code: HSBC/BMF/GNC/3830/02/00-07, International Remittance Receipt Number; Hsbcbank5685Px, Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632, Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No: 103, Telex confirmation No: -1114433 As confirmed by our KTT unit; On verifying the documents they presented we discovered that the bank details they presented was totally different and the beneficiary of the account they brought was Changori & Sanayi that made us to suspect them, this is a very serious matter in the Bank because of the mandate we have to release this funds to you. We have requested them to forward a Power of attorney from you, informing the bank of the sudden change of account itinerary, this they could not produce immediately. I have asked them to come back in three working days to enable me communicate with you as regards verifying how genuine these people are to you, although they promised to produce the power of attorney on their next visit to the bank. I consider this a top priority by contacting you and to ascertain the true position of things in order to avoid remitting these funds to a wrong account. Find below the account details they presented for your confirmation/perusal. Bank Name: CITY BANK-NEW YORK SWIFT: CIBANK.TRIX FINAL CREDIT TO: OZGE ORME TEKSTIL CHANGORI & SANAYI VE TIC. LTD. STI ACCOUNT NO: 814-1013-037 Your swift response will be highly recognize and will determine if we are to take legal action against them, but if they are from you, we will appreciate your corporation by given them the power of attorney to that effect. reply to this email: email@example.com Thank you, as we anticipate your corporation. Get back to us immediately Yours Faithfully Mr. Thomas Crawford Deputy General Manager, Management Information System