Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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From: HSBC BANK PLC <Davies.Mark@hsbcbankplc.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, April 9, 2007 9:14:53 AM
From The Desk of the Vice President
Custody and Clearing Dept
HSBC Bank Plc 24th Floor
8 Canada Square, London E14 5hq
PRIVATE AND URGENT
I am contacting you in regards to a business transfer of a huge sum of money
from a deceased account. Though I know a transaction of this magnitude will
make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will
be well at the end of the day. We decided to contact you due to the urgency
of this transaction.
We discovered an abandoned sum of US$11,500,000.00 (Eleven Million, Five
Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of
our foreign customers who died along with his entire family. Since his
death, none of his next-of-kin/ relations has come forward to claim this
money as the heir. We cannot release the fund from his account unless
someone applies for claims as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated
in our banking guidelines. Upon this discovery, we now seek your permission
to have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased as all documentations
will be carefully worked out by us for the funds to be released in your
favour as the beneficiary's next of kin.
It may interest you to note that we have secured from the probate an order
of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge
receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavour by
furnishing me with the following;
1. Beneficiary name and address.
2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers.
These requirements will enable us file a letter of claim to the appropriate
departments for necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer can
be made. We shall be compensating you with US$4,000,000.00 (Four Million
United States Dollars) on final conclusion of this project, while the rest
shall be for us. Your share stays with you while the rest shall be for us
for investment purposes.
If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me only through my
confidential email address:email@example.com and the private
phone number I shall provide in recipient of your response to my proposal.
This is because my official lines are not totally secure as they are
periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our
Total Quality Management Policy. You can as well click on this link below
and click on my names on the page to know what I am talking about.
Please observe this instruction religiously. I send you this mail not
without a measure of fear as to what the consequences may be, but I know
within me that ʽnothing ventured is nothing gainedʼ and that ʽsuccess and
riches never come easy or on a platter of goldʼ.
If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the
trust we have bestowed in you, I await your urgent mail.
S.V. President, C.C.D
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