Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "URGENT NEED OF BUSINESS ASSISTANCE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 17 Apr 2006 07:45:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "MR. ZHANZHI HONG" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Dear Sir/Ma,
Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Zhanzhi Hong credit 
officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.  I have an urgent and very 
confidential business proposition for you.
I honestly apologize and 
hope I do not cause you much embarrassment by contacting you through 
this means for a transaction of this magnitude, but this is due to 
confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this medium, sorry my 
English is not very good. Furthermore, due to this issue on my hands 
now, it became necessary for me to seek your assistance, and it is 
imperative for me to know your opinion.
On April 6 ,1999, an American 
Oil consultant/contractor with the Chinese Petroleum and Chemical 
corporation Mr. Richard Nault made a numbered time(Fixed) Deposit for 
twelve calendar months, valued at US$30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million 
Dollars only) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine 
notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, 
we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract 
employers, the Hong Kong Petroleum and Chemical Corporation that Mr. 
Richard Nault died from an automobile accident.
On further 
investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL and all 
attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless.
I therefore made 
further investigation and discovered that Mr. Richard Nault did not 
declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including 
his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$30,000,000.00 is 
still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the 
principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to 
claim it. According to Laws of Hong Kong, at the expiration of 5(five) 
years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong 
Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my 
proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next 
of kin to Mr. Richard Nault so that the fruits of this old man's labor 
will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials.
This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names 
and address so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents 
and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin.
shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and notarization 
of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of 
probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. The money will 
be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 70% for me 
and 25% for you and 5% for Expenses Incurred in the course of the 
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this 
transaction will be done by the attorney and with my position as the 
credit officer guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. 
If you are really interested in doing this business with me please 
reply immediately to this email address,  .
Upon your response, I shall then 
provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you 
understand the transaction.
Please send me your confidential 
telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.
You should observe 
utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be 
most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance 
to invest my share in your country.
Awaiting your urgent reply.
Thanks and regards.
Mr. Zhanzhi Hong