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Fraud email example:
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 23:28:35 +0100
HANG SENG BANK LTD.
SAI WAN HO BRANCH,
83, DES VOEUX ROAD,
Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr.Hui Chang
director of operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd.
I have an obscured business suggestion for you.Our
client Mr.Fad Chabia who was a major rice exporter
based on the island of Sumatra,Indonesia,made a
numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a
value of Sixty One Million, Eight Hundred and One
Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch.
Upon maturity after the December 26th 2004 unfortunate
Tsunami dissaster,several notice was sent to him,and
no reponse came from him.From the information reahing
us, We just discovered that the rice expoter and his
family were killed by the Indian Ocean Tsunami
dissaster that swept their home in Sumatra.
After further investigation it was also discovered
that Mr.Fad Chabia 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, Sixty One Million, Eight
Hundred and One 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 , the funds will revertto the ownership of the
Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds
after a stipulated period.
Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I
will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next
of kin to Mr.Fad Chabia 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
documents that will back you up as the next of kin to
Mr. Fad Chabia.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 file in for claims on your behalf and secure
the necessary approval and letter 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 the matter as we are going to adopt a legalized
method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary
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 it in the ratio of 80% for me, 20% for you .This
ratio is subject to negotiations in the course of this
Should you be interested please send me your full
names and current residential address. I will prefer
you to reach me on the 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 as time is not on our side.
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