A Scam 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. The sender was <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ASSISTANCE NEEDED 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 : http://news.bbc.co. uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm 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 ( email@example.com) 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 Shanghai Postal Code: 200120 http://www.hangseng.com/