Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: CHAN LEE <>

This email with the subject "SPECIAL ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 29 Nov 2006 10:58:42 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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


Bank of China (Hong Kong)

Eastern Commercial Centre,

393-407 Hennessy Road,

Wan Chai,

Hong Kong.


Good Day,

It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because you do not know me but I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual interest to share with you.

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Chan Lee operations manager of the Bank of China (Hong Kong), Eastern Commercial Centre, Wan Chai Branch. I have an obscured business suggestion for you.

Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Mr. Hamadi Hashem who was with the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 24 calendar months, with a value of Seventeen million three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars (US$17,300,000.00) only in my branch. Upon maturity several notices was sent to him, even during the war early last year. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out that Mr. 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.

After further investigation it was also discovered that Mr. 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, Seventeen million three 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 six {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 Mr. 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 an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Mr. Hamadi Hashem, all that is required from you is 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 fill in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the movement of the funds to an account that will be provided by you. We are going adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents in your favour.

There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking. There is no risk involved at all in this matter, I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is for 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. 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 70% for me, 30% for you but this can be subjected to further negotiations. 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. Please observe this instruction religiously.

Should you be interested please reconfirm your,

1,Full names,

2, Private phone number,

3, Current residential address,

And I will prefer you reach me on my private email address below:

( and finally after that I shall furnish you with more informations about this operation.

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards

Mr.Chan Lee