This email with the subject "PROPOSAL!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 25 Oct 2007 01:38:51 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Chow Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, Urgent Business Proposal From: Mr. Chow Lee Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Chow Lee, a credit officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. I have an urgent business proposal for you. Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan who was with the Iraqi forces and also businessman made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of thirty five million 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 came from him. We later find out that the General along with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit their home.You can read more about the bombings on visiting these sites below: http://civilians.info/iraq/deaths_data.php http://www.ccmep.org/usbombingwatch/2003.htm #3/19/03 After further investigation it was also discovered that Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan 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 five million 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 three years, the funds will be chanelled 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 Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan so that we will be able to receive his funds, if you are willing to proceed with me, we shall split the funds equally. THIS IS HOW WE CAN PROCEED: I want you to know that I have worked everything out perfectly, to enable a successful transfer of this funds to an offshore account, and the enjoyment of the proceeds afterwards with absolute peace of mind. I have an attorney that will prepare all the necessary documents to ensure that everything is done within the laws here and to effect the change of beneficiary within the bank enabling you as next of kin to Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan, 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 transfer of the funds to an offshore account that will be provided by you. Needless to mention, this operation is 100% risk free as everything will be done according to the laws that exist here, moreover we are going to adopt a legalized method as my attorney will prepare all the necessary documents. Please endeavor to maintain confidentiality in all matters concerning this issue. the importance of confidentiality cannot be overemphasized as I expect you to know better. Should you be interested please send me the following; 1. Your full names 2. Private telephone/fax 3. Current residential address. As soon as I receive the above information, I will give you a call and I shall provide you with more details of this operation. Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated. Kind Regards Mr. Chow Lee Email:email@example.com