Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Dear Friend

From: <>

This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 23 Feb 2007 04:59:27 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

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


I am Mr.Joseph Poon Executive Director Of Operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd,Sai Wan Ho 
Branch,171 Shaukiwan Road Hong Kong.

An Iraqi named Hamadi Hashem a business man made a numbered fixed deposit of (346,736,899.68 HKD) 
for 18 calendar months; this is valued to Forty Four million Five Hundred Thousand United State 
Dollars only in my branch. Upon maturity several notices was sent to him, even during the war,four 
years ago (2003). Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from 
him. We later found out that 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 furtherinvestigation it was also discovered that Hamadi Hashem did not declare any next of 
kin in his official papers including the paperwork 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, Forty 
Four million Five 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 five years six months the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong 
Government if no body applies to claim the funds.

My proposal, I am prepared to place you as the next of kin in a position to instruct HANG SENG BANK 
to release the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am 
prepared to share the money with you in half. That is: I will simply
nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. We share the proceeds 
FIFTY - FIFTY. I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me, but that would have 
drawn a straight line in my involvement in claiming the deposit. I assure you that I could have the 
deposit released to you within a few days.I will simply inform the bank of the final closing of the 
file relating to Hamadi Hashem I will then officially communicate with my Bank and instruct them to 
release the deposit to you. With these:all is done. I am aware of the consequences of this 
proposal. I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I 
ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this 
message and forget I ever contacted you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my 

Should you be interested please send me your full names,Phone Number and current residential 
address and I will prefer you to reach me on the email address 
and finally after that I shall provide you with more details of this operation.

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

I await your response.

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