Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "patrick chan" <>

This email with the subject "CONTACT ME" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 09 May 2007 03:50:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "patrick chan" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Hang Seng Bank Ltd,
Taikoo Shing Branch,
25 Taikoo Shing Road,
Hong Kong.


Dear Friend,

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Patrick Chan Executive
Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.I have
a Secured business suggestion for you.

Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Col. Hosam Hassan who was with
the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit
for 18 calendar months, with a value of Thirty million United State
Dollars only in my branch. Upon maturity several notices was sent to
him, even during the war early this year.Again after the war another
notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later
find out that Col.Hosam Hassan and his family had been killed during
the war in bomb blast that hit their home.

After further investigation it was also discovered that Col. Hosam
Hassan did not declare any next of kin in his official papers
including the Paper work of his bank deposit. And 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, Thirty million United State Dollar 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 6 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 Col. Hosam Hassan so that
you will be able to receive his funds.


I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we
shall come out successful.I have contacted an attorney that will
prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of
kin to Col.Hosam Hassan,all that is required from you at this stage is
for you to provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the
attorney can commence his job. After you have been made the next of
kin, the attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and
secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for
the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you.

There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going to
adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the
necessary documents.Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in
all matters concerning this issue.

Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we
shall share in the ratio of 60% for me,40% for you, Should you be
interested please send the information? below,

1. Full names and Age

2. Private phone number

3. Current residential address.

I will prefer you to reach me on my private Email address or Fax it to
my private fax machine number below:


And finally after that I shall provide you with more details on this
transaction. Your earliest response to this letter will be highly

Kind Regards,

Mr. Patrick K.W Chan.

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