Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


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This email with the subject "ASSISTANCE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 20 May 2006 07:45:01 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Although, I do not know you in 
person, I have got your contact via personal search on the internet, 
Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Zhang Wu a banker in the 
Hang Seng Bank Ltd, Hong Kong.
I have a profitable transaction for you.
I was attending a business luncheon in September 1999 in china and I 
got introduced to Mr. Andreas Schranner, a renowned German real 
Estate/property magnate. He later employed my services
as a banker and 
investment Consultant, Three months later he invited me and told
me of 
his desire to open a fixed deposit account, he could fall back to on 
retirement, under my professional guidance and based on my advice he 
made a fixed deposit of  $25,000,000.00 USD(Twenty Five Million United 
States Dollars) in one of our branches.
This deposit was for 5 years 
and upon maturity I made effort to contact my client, l could not reach 
him. I was forced to travel to Germany and there I got the tragic news 
that, my client Mr.Andreas Schranner, his wife Maria, their daughter 
Andrea Eich, 
his son in law Christian, and their children Maximilian 
and Katharina, all perished in the Monday, 31 July, 2000 plane crash in 
western German city of Moenchengladbach.
Please Click here and find out 
what happened to the Mr. Andreas Schranner :
After further investigation, l also 
discovered that Mr. Andreas Schranner did not declare any next of kin 
in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. 
And l remember he also confided in me the last time he was at my office 
that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So,
($25,000,000.00) Twenty Five Million United State dollars is still 
lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What 
bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the 
expiration of a  certain number of years the funds will revert to the 
ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the 
funds. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like 
you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr.Andreas Schranner 
so that you will be able to act on his behalf and receive his funds.
Should you be interested please send me your full names and current 
residential address and I will prefers you to reach me on the email 
address below 
( and finally after that Ishall 
provide you with more details.
Your earliest response to this letter 
will be appreciated.
Mr. Zhang Wu
Shanghai Branch 
G/F, China 
Development Bank Tower
500 Pudong South Road
Pudong, Shanghai
Postal Code: 200120