Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Hang Seng Bank Limited" <>

This email with the subject "GOODDAY FRIEND!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 06 Oct 2007 16:01:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Hang Seng Bank Limited" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Good Day,

  I am Mr. Patrick K. W. Chan. Executive Director and General Manager of
the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Col.
Hosam Hassan who was with the Iraqi forces and also businessman made a
numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Thirty
million United State Dollars($30,000,000.00) 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 Col. Hosam
Hassan along with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the
war in a 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
($30,000,000.00) 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 5 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


  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 Col.
Hosam Hassan, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to
provide me with your Full Names, Contact phone and fax numbers 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 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
this 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 then share
in the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you. Should you be interested you can
reach me on my private email address below:
  And finally after that I shall provide you with more details of this
operation. Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
  Kind Regards,
  Patrick K.W. Chan.

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