A Scam Email with the Subject "ASSISTANCE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 07 Nov 2006 06:18:35 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was JOHN C C CHAN <CHANJOHNCC@YAHOO.COM>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM:MR.JOHN C C CHAN HANG SENG BANK LTD, HONG KONG. Email:email@example.com Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. John C C Chan Chief Executive Officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. Before the U.S and Iraqi war, our client a business man made a numbered fixed deposit of (167,211,702.56 HKD) for 18 calendar months, this is valued to Twenty One million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch. Upon maturity several notice was sent to him,even during the war, three years ago (2003). Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that Hamadi Hashem and his family had been killed during the war in bomb blast that hit their home at Mukaradeeb where his personal oil well was. http://www.iraqmemorialwall.org/iraqicasualties.html http://www.iraqbodycount.net/names.htm After further investigation it was also discovered that Hamadi Hashem 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,Twenty One million 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 of four years six months 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 Hamadi Hashem so that you will be able to receive his funds for our mutual benefit.Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue,Should you be interested please send me your full names and current residential address and I will prefer you to reach me on the email address below. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.And finally after that I shall provide you with more details of this operation.Note that this business would follow all the international laws of banking and an attorney would handle all the legal Documentations to ensure that the funds are claimed legally so that we would enjoy our funds in peace when it is finally transferred from my country. Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated. Kind Regards Mr. John Chan