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: MR PATRICKCHEN [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 9:50 PM
Subject: URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED
Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. PATRICK CHEN director of
operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. I have an obscured business
suggestion for you.Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Major Fadi
who was with the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered
fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Twenty Four
millions Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch.
maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war and again
after the war another notification was sent and still no response came
from him. We later find out that the Major and his family had been
during the war in bomb blast that hit their home.
After further investigation it was also discovered that Major Fadi
Basem 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, Twenty Four millions Five Hundred Thousand United State
Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to
it. What bothers me most is that according to the to the laws of my
country at the expiration 4 years the funds will revert to the ownership
of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.
Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a
foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Major Fadi Basem 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
the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Major
Fadi Basem , 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 fill 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 toadopt a
legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary
documents. 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 in the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you.Should you be
interested please send me your full names and current residential
and I will prefers 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.
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