A Scam Email with the Subject "Partnership Request" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 09 Jan 2007 09:10:58 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
It is indeed my pleasure to write you this letter, which I believe will be a surprise to you as we have never met before, and I am deeply sorry if I have in any manner disturbed your privacy. Please forgive this unusual manner to contact you, but this particular letter is of exceptional and very private nature. There is absolutely going to be a great doubt and distrust in your heart in respect of this email, coupled with the fact that, so many individuals have taken possession of the Internet to facilitate their deeds, thereby making it extremely difficult for genuine and legitimate business class persons to get attention and recognition. There is no way for me to know whether I will be properly understood, but it is my duty to write and reach out to you.
Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr.Simon Wong credit officer of Dah Sing Bank Ltd.I have a beneficial business suggestion for you.
Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Mr. Hatem Kamil Abdul Fatah who was a contractor to the Iraqi forces and also business man and deputy governor of Baghdad, made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Twenty-four Million,Five hundred thousand United States Dollars only in my branch [US$24,500,000.00].
Upon maturity several notices were sent to him, even during the war. Again after further much notification to his business address and still no response came from him. We later found out that Mr Hatem Kamil Abdul Fatah was killed in a drive-by shooting, and his entire family died in a bomb blast that hit their home respectively http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3970619.stm) After further investigation it was also discovered that Mr. Hatem Kamil Abdul Fatah 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, Twenty-four Million,Five hundred thousand United States 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 three 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.Hatem Kamil Abdul Tatah so that you will be able to receive his funds.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE:
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 Mr.Hatem Kamil Abdul Fatah,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 fill 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 to 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 have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 70% for me and 30% for you.
Should you be interested please send me your private phone and fax numbers for easy communication, you can write me via my private box:
( Email : firstname.lastname@example.org ), and I will provide you with more details of this operation.Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Dah Sing Bank Ltd.