From: Mr Vincent Cheng <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 3:47 pm
Subject: PRIVATE AND IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MR CHENG TO YOU PLS READ
Mr. Vincent Cheng Hongkong Bank (HSBC) email@example.com Dear Friend Thank you for giving me your time. Please be patient and read my e-mail to you. I am Mr. Vincent Cheng Hoi-chuen, GBS, JP Chairman of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. I have an obscured business suggestion for you, I am contacting you concerning an investment placed under our banks management 4 years ago. Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client customer Gen.Aadeel Agaal Bastaan, who was with the Iraqi forces and also businessman made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Twenty one million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch. Upon maturity several notices was sent to him, even during the war, which began in 2003. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out that the General along with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit their home. After further investigation it was discovered that Gen.Aadeel Agaal Bastaan 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 one million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars is still lying in my bank, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Gen.Aadeel Agaal Bastaan 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 an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Gen.Aadeel Agaal Bastaan, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to state your willingness and trust to help me with this so that the attorney can commence his job. After you have stated this, 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 this will be done after you must have filled the form from the attorney stating your seriousness to conclude this for me without any problems. There is no risk involved at all in this matter, as we are going adopt 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 60% for me, 40% for you. Please if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this e-mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive or destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted you and also if you know you are not a God fearing person just forget about this because I really need someone i can trust and also I wish to inform you that should you contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my phone lines nor do I want you contacting me through my official e-mail account. Contact me only through this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org and also if there be a need for me to call I will do the callings. I do not want any direct link between you and me. My official lines are not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy. Please observe this instruction religiously. Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated. Sincerely, Mr Vincent Cheng.
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