This email with the subject "Huge Funds Transaction For You..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 May 2011 00:25:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Chen Guan (Bank of China)." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Greetings to you and your family. Let me start by introducing myself, I am Mr. Chen Guan, financial director, Bank of China. Our Client, Gen Zaiki Taha Abdel, a businessman and also who was with the Iraqi forces, made a fixed deposit, of ( $17,300,000.00) Seventeen Million Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch, a number of notices was sent to him, before the war which began in 2003 and also after the war but, no response came from him. We later found out that the General along with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit their home. After more inquiry it was also discovered that the late Gen. did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. What bothers me most is according to the laws of my country at the expiration of 6 years the funds will be revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody comes for the funds, Against this scenery, I have all the information needed to claim these funds and I want you to act as the beneficiary of the deposit, there is no risk involved in this matter, as we are going to adopt a legitimate method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents. All I require is your honest co-operation and I guarantee that this will be executed under alegitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please accept my apologies and keep my confidence. Considering the money involved, and due to the nature of this transaction, it is necessary for you to be sure of whom you are transacting with. I want to be sure that you are ready, to execute this transaction with me, What I expect from you is trust and commitment, I want this large sum of money transferred with your assistance and you should have nothing to worry about regarding legality AT ALL, because what affects you Shall also affects me too, considering the paper work we are about to sign together but, I will appreciate you to follow my directives amicably as everything shall be done in accordance passing through all international banking laws, and as a banker I know that if we follow up this transaction diligently it would be completed within 9 working days. Please get back to me only if you are interested so that my attorney can start the paper works and re profile the documents to your names. Thank you, You can reach me on firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Chen Guan