Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: mr chou mui <>

This email with the subject "BUSINESS ASSISTANCE NEEDED :" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 17 Jul 2006 14:17:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was mr chou mui <>, although it may have been spoofed.

 Mr. Chou Mui
Hang Seng Bank Ltd

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. 
Chou Mui, Assistant Director of Operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd, 
Sai Wan Ho Branch, 171 Shaukiwan Road Hong Kong.

Before the U.S and 
Iraqi war, our client Hamadi Hashem a business man made a numbered 
fixed deposit of 346,736,899.68 HKD for 18 calendar months, this is 
valued to Forty Four 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 a bomb blast that hit his home at Mukaradeeb where his personal 
oil well was.

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, Forty Four 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 to  the laws of my country at the expiration 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.


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 Hamadi Hashem, 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 favour 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 adopt a legalized method and the attorney will 
prepare all the necessary documents. Please endeavour to observe utmost 
discretion in all matters concerning this issue.Once the funds has been 
sucessfully transferred then you would be compensated. 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 
{} and finally after that I shall provide you 
with more details of this operation and also the sharing ration between 
me and you in this regards your immediate response as regards my 
proposal should be responded to immediately to enable me avail you more 

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards

Mr. Chou Mui