Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Patrick Chan <>

This email with the subject "RESPONSE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 19 Sep 2006 11:52:49 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Patrick Chan <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Hang Seng Bank Ltd,
Sai Wan Ho Branch,
171 Shaukiwan Road,
Hong Kong.
Fax: +852-301-44828

Dear Friend,

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Patrick Chan Executive 
Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.I have a 
Secured business suggestion for you.

Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Col. Hosam Hassan who was with 
the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit 
for 18 calendar months, with a value of Thirty million United State 
Dollars only in my branch. Upon maturity several notices was sent to him, 
during the war early this year. Again after the war another 
notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out that 
Col.Hosam Hassan and his family had been killed during the war in bomb 
blast that hit their home.

After further investigation it was also discovered that Col. Hosam 
Hassan 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, Thirty million United State Dollar 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 6 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 Col. Hosam Hassan 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 
Col.Hosam Hassan , 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 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 we 
shall share in the ratio of 60% for me, 40% for you, Should you be 
interested please send me information? below,

1. Full names and Age
2. Private phone number
3. Current residential address.

I will prefer you reach me on my private Email address or Fax it to my 
private fax machine number below 

Fax: +852-301-44828

And finally after that I shall provide you with more details on this 
transaction. Your earliest response to this letter will be highly 

Kind Regards,

Mr. Patrick K.W Chan.