This email with the subject "PLEASE READ THIS! (GOOD BUSINESS DEAL)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 04 Oct 2007 14:19:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "LI LE SONG" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESCK OF: MR.LI LE SONG HANG SENG BANK LTD. Fu Shan Mansion, 25 Taikoo Shing Road Taikoo Shing Branch, Hong Kong. EMAIL: email@example.com I am Mr. Li Le Song credit officer of the foreign operations dept of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd, Taikoo Shing Branch. I have an obscured business suggestion for you. Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Colonel Sadiq Uday who was with the Iraqi forces and also a business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Nineteen Millions Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only, in my branch. Upon maturity several notices was sent to him during and after the war with out any response from him. We later find out that the Colonel and his family where killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit their home. After further investigation it was also discovered that Colonel Sadiq Uday did not declare any living next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confide in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Nineteen millions Five Hundred Thousand 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 banking laws of my country at the expiration 5 (Five) years the funds will reverts 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 Colonel Sadiq Uday so that you will be able to receive his funds. WHAT IS TO BE DONE? 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 documents that will back you up as the next of kin to Colonel Sadiq Uday, all which is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names, Address and telephone number so that the Attorney can commence his job. After you have been made the next of kin, the Attorney will also fill 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 the sharing ratio will be 50-50, though, open for negotiation be you. Should you be interested please send me your full names and current residential address and I will prefer you reach me on my private email address below firstname.lastname@example.org I shall provide you with more details of this operation after I get the requested information from you. Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated. Kind Regards Mr. Li Le Song.