A Scam Email with the Subject "READ CAREFULLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 21 Jun 2007 17:46:37 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Iqbal Khan <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, I sincerely seek your honest assistance and contribution to this crucial business that is very important to me and if you are not interested in the proposal, please accept my apologies in advance. I am Mr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan, the former Managing Director Hong Kong & Shanghai Bancorp HSBC Amanah Finance, London, United Kingdom and the chief executive officer, HSBC Middle East, Dubai, UAE. http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/business/2006/July/business_July650.xml§ion=business&col= http://www.hsbc.com/hsbc/news_room/news/news-archive-2005?cp=/public/groupsite/news_room/2005_archive/hsbcs_islamic_banking_service_wins_top_industry_awa rd.jhtml&isPc=true http://hsbc-news.newslib.com/story/6736-3240549/ http://www.hsbc.com/hsbc/news_room?cp=/public/groupsite/news_room/2004_archive/global_hsbc_amanah_brand_debuts_in_uae.jhtml&isPc=true In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of 20.5 million dollars in an account that belongs to a foreign customer of the bank who died alongside his wife, Children and other relatives in the Air France concord plane crash bound for New York in their plan for a world cruise. See the link below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm This late customer has an account valued at 20.5 million dollars. Already, the bank has issued a notice for any of his next of kin to come forward and redeem his money or the bank will take over his account. Unfortunately from our investigations and confirmations from his attorney he has no family member to stand in as his next of kin. Since the bank has been unsuccessful in locating the relatives of the deceased for some years now, and with the bank giving a deadline, I now seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at 20.5 million dollars could be paid to you and then you and I can share the money. 50% to me, 40% for you and 10% for miscellaneous expenses that might arise. I have been in contact with his attorney who is also a part of this deal, who also has all the necessary information that can be used to back up any Claim we may make. Obviously we need to conclude this business as soon as possible before the money goes into the Bank's Treasury because the HSBC banking law and guideline stipulates that if such fund remains un-claimed for 7 years, the money would be declared unserviceable by the bank particularly and transferred into the Bank's Treasury as un-claimed debt. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Trust me; this is a Risk free business relationship. Please get in touch with me via my personal email address: email@example.com and send me your full name and address, telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further about this transaction. Best regards, Mr.Iqbal Ahmed Khan.