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 Chen Guangyuan <mailto:email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2006
Subject: HELLO MY FRIEND
HELLO MY FRIEND
BANK OF CHINA
2F EASTER COMMERCIAL CENTRE
393-407 HENNESSY RD,
Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Chen Guangyuan, a foreign operations manager of the BANK OF CHINA,HONG KONG.
I have a obscured business suggestion for you.
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 Eight Million United State Dollars only in my branch.
Upon maturity several notice 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 found out that the Major and his family had been killed 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, Eight Million United State 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 to the laws of my country at the expiration of 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.
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 prepare 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 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 it in the ratio 50% for me, 45% for you and 5% for any expenses incurred during the
Should you be interested please send me your full names and current residential address and I will prefer you to reach me on the email address below:
( firstname.lastname@example.org )
and finally after that i shall provide you with more details of this operation.
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Mr. Chen Guangyuan
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