From: Patrick Chan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: MORE INFORMATION; MODUS OPERANDI
Date: Thursday, 17 July, 2008, 8:51 PM
Thank you very much for your prompt interest to my email. It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because you do not know me but I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual interest to share with you. Let me start by introducing myself, I am Mr. Patrick Chan director of operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd in Hong Kong.
Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Major Fadi Basem who was with the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of $24,500,000.00(Twenty Four millions Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) only in my branch. Upon maturity several notices was sent to him, even during the war early this year. 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 killed during the war in bomb blast that hit their
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 States 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 at the expiration 3 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.
You should not have anything to worry about, I will do everything legally required to ensure that the project goes smoothly, it
shall pass through all Laws of International Banking, and you have my word..
The attorney will prepare the necessary Affidavits which shall put you in place as next of kin; he will obtain the necessary clearances from the Hong Kong authorities which will cover all the aspects involved in this transaction.
This attorney shall be handling all matters of probate on your behalf, he will have all the documents perfected, and with these documents he shall come forward to my bank to apply for the immediate release and transfer of the funds to the account you shall open. I have been a banker for many years and I know perfectly how the system works.
Having resolved to entrust this transaction into your hands, I want to remind you that, it needs your commitment and diligent follow up. If you work seriously, the entire transaction should be over in a couple of days.
I need your total
devotion and trust to see this through. I know we have not met before, but I am very confident that we will be able to establish the necessary trust that we need to execute this project.
I am now in contact with a foreign online bank; I now intend that you open an account in your name in this foreign bank. The money would be transferred to your account which you will open in the bank for both of us, this is the best way, I have found, it will protect us from my bank.
I want us to enjoy this money in peace when we conclude. So you should listen to my instructions and follow them religiously. Also You have to know that I cannot transfer this money in my name as my bank will be aware that it is from me, this is where I need you.
As result of this, you will have to open an account in the corresponding bank. I will obtain a certificate of deposit from my bank, it will be issued in your name, and this will make you the
bonafide owner of the funds. After this, the money will be banked online for both of us. We can then instruct the bank to transfer our various shares into our respective home bank accounts. I will also perfect the documentations with the assistance of my attorney to give the transaction
the legal right.
Before I commence, I will need you to send me a copy of any form your identification (Driver's licence,Work ID or International passport) I will need to have your current address but I want to be sure that I am transacting with the correct person. As soon as I get these from you, I will commence the paper work.
I hope you will understand why I need all these; I want to ensure that I know you well before I proceed to give you all the details to commence the project,my curiosity can be justified considering the money in question, besides, it is this copy of your Driver's Licence, work ID or International Passport that will be
used by the Attorney to have all the necessary documentations perfected.
Find attached a copy of my Work ID and family picture.
I will send the name and contact details of the bank and their website to you so that you can commence communication with them.
Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.; do not discuss it with anybody, because of the confidential nature of this transaction and my work. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you but this can be subjected to further negotiations. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences.
Should you be interested please send me your;
1, Full names,
2, private cell phone number,
3, current residential address
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Please reply soonest.
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