Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Dear Friend,

From: "CHAN" <>

This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:03:49 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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

FROM: MR.Patrick K. W. Chan 
Hang Seng Bank Limited
83 Des Voeux Road, Central
Hong Kong SAR

My name is  Chan  I work with the  Hang Seng Bank Ltd,Sai Wan Ho 
Branch,171 Shaukiwan Road Hong Kong.
 Before the U.S. and Iraqi war, our client Colonel Sadiq Uday, who was
 with the Iraqi forces and also businessman, 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, even during the war which began in 2003. 
Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response
from him. We later found out that the Colonel along with his wife and only 
daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit their
at Mukaradeeb where his personal oil well was.
After further investigation it was also discovered that he did not declare
next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank
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, 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 laws of my country at the 
expiration 5 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 Colonel Sadiq Uday, so that you will be able to receive his 

My proposal, I am prepared to place you as the next of kin in a position to

instruct HANG SENG BANK to release the deposit to you as the closest 
surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to share the

money with you . That is: I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and

have them release the deposit to you. We share the percentage  70/30. 
I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me, but that would 
have drawn a straight line in my involvement in claiming the deposit.
I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within a few
I will simply inform the bank of the final closing of the file relating to
I will then officially communicate with my Bank and instruct them to
the deposit to you. With these: all is done. I am aware of the consequences

of this proposal.
I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard
mail.I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive.If my offer is of
appeal to you,delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. 
Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my proposal. 
You may not know this but people like myself who have made tidy sums 
out of comparable situations run the whole private banking sector. I am 
not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good conscience, this 
may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry 
dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones 
way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once 
I find myself in total control of my destiny.
 These chances wont pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy my 
chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on 
with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an 
opportunity to provide them with new opportunities. There is a reward 
for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking. I have evaluated 
the risks and the only risk I have here is from you refusing to work with 
me and alerting my bank. I am the only one who knows of this situation, 
good fortune has blessed you with a name that has planted you into the 
center of relevance in my life. Lets share the blessing.
If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a 
conclusion. I wish to inform you that should you contact me via 
official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. 
I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my official phone 
lines nor do I want you contacting me through my official email account. 
Contact me only through the numbers I will provide for you and also 
through the email account that i will provide therein in this email.
Further more be informed that the fact that you are a foreigner give you 
the privilege to stand in as my deceased client beneficiary as my 
deceased client had no relation all his family died with him during 
the war and I can not use my relation because its not accepted 
here in Hong Kong. Also I am very confident that we will be able to 
establish the trust that is needed to complete this deal and all that 
I need from the time been is your willingness and commitment so 
that we can end this in the nest one weeks.
What you need to understand about this transaction is that I will 
make sure that it passes through all international banking laws 
regards to this I will take care of all the expenses and the cost 
of retaining the service of my Attorney to give the transaction 
the proper documentation that is required to perfect the finishing. 
Your only obligation in this transaction will be to set up two 
offshore accounts that can accommodate these funds and I will 
give you more light later once you agree to partner with me.
Like I said before there is no risk involve as it will pass through 
international banking laws and all documents related to this 
transaction will be sent to you  for your perusal and trust.
I do not want any direct link between you and me. My official 
lines are not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to 
assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality 
Management Policy. Please observe this instruction religiously. 
Please, again, note I am a family man, I have wife and children. 
I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the 
consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing 
gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter 
of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking 
clients. Do not betray my confidence.If we can be of one accord, 
we should plan a meeting, soon. Should you be interested I will prefer 
you to reach me on the email address below. .
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated. 
Mr Patrick Chan.