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. If you received a similar email, you should go to the homepage
to read more about 419 fraud.
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 10:59 AM
Subject: PRIVATE AND URGENT
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 hugh sum of money
from a deceased account. Though I know that 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 (elven 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 or relations has come forward to lay claims to this
money as the heir. We cannot release the fund from his account unless someone
applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our
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 favor as the beneficiary's next
It may interest you to note that we have secured from the probate an order
of mandamus to locate any of deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt
of this message in acceptance of our mutual business
endeavor 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 favor 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:firstname.lastname@example.org 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 lines 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 nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never
come easy or on a platter of gold.
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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