Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: RE:Dear Friend And Partner

From: "Peter W Edwards"<>

This email with the subject "RE:Dear Friend And Partner" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 30 Dec 2010 07:41:44 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Peter W Edwards"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend and Partner,


Date: 30/12/ 2010


I contact you concerning a deceased customer Aziz Musa Numan (An Iraqi Crude oil merchant), and the 
investment that he placed under our banks management care.

In June 2001, Aziz Musa Numan invested 18.3 million United States dollars in our private banking 
division. Based on my advice, we were able to spin the initial deposit with profit and interest to 
22.5 million United States dollars arising from the numerous investments on stocks and bonds. Upon 
maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war (U.S and Iraqi war), Seven years ago 
(2003. After series of investigation, I got information that Aziz Musa Numan and his family had 
been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit his home at Mukaradeeb.


Because of the sensitive nature of private banking, most customers want to leave no traces and 
rarely do they nominate next of kin. Private banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin 
also usually in most cases leave wills in our care, in this case; our now deceased client died 

It is quite clear now that our dear client died with no known or identifiable family member. What 
bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration of eight {8} years 
the funds will revert to the ownership of Hongkong and Shanghai Bank cooperation Ltd, and then to 
the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds after further five years.


In essence, there is US$22,500,000.00 deposit lying unclaimed that I want you to stand as the next 
of kin to claim. I will furnish the necessary details to you as the closest surviving relation and 
instructions to complete this project successfully. Your share will be 30% of the US$22,500,000.00. 
Please let me know in your next correspondence if the above sharing ratio is okay by you. My email 
address is or

I will give you the relevant modus operandi to initiate this process. Do not betray me or my 
confidence if you are not interested. I am a family man and this is an opportunity to provide them 
with new opportunities. I await your response.



Mr. Peter Walker Edwards (V.P Foreign Investment Unit. HSBC)