A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM HSBC HEAD OFFICE NEW YORK." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 09 Nov 2011 14:57:16 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was HSBC <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM HSBC HEAD OFFICE NEW YORK.
Dear Beneficiary ,
I am the Executive Secretary HSBC NEW YORK.
This is to bring to your notice that my office has taking over all the money
transaction originated from any part of America, Africa and Europe and Asia
countries as contract payment, Fund Inheritance or Lottery Winning due to
Unauthorized/incapability of financial Institutions/security companies in
releasing such huge sum of money due to Fraud, terrorist and money Laundry
activities going on world wide.
The World Bank Group has Mandated this BANK to release funds to beneficiaries
Hence Your Name appears as one of The fund beneficiaries whom their fund was
successfully due for payment. Your money will be released to you through an
Online Banking System Payment by (HSBC) United States to avoid paying excess
You are therefore advised to re-confirm your contact address and direct
telephone numbers, to us for immediate release of your money, Most importantly
be aware that (one Million United States Dollars Only (US$1, 000, 000.00) was
allocated to you as the approved amount due to you, as we have so many scam
victims to compensate.
With the help of the (OFAC) U.S Treasury Department's and with the FBI we have
noticed that people have being asked to pay outrageous amount of money by these
impostors for the transfer of their funds to them. We want you to stop all
communication that has to do with these fraudsters who have been requesting
unreasonable sums of money from you to release your funds which they do not have
access to. you are to get back to me immediately for an immediate payment.
John H. Butler a Senior Vice-President,
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
HSBC, NEW YORK.