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: "joseph poon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006
> FROM: Joseph C Y Poon,
> Hang Seng Bank Ltd
> I am Mr.Joseph Poon, director of operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd,
> Hong Kong. I have an obscured business proposal for you. Before the U.S
> and Iraqi war, our client Muhannad Al Hakim a political party official
> and Businessman made a numbered fixed deposit valued at Forty Four
> million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars, for 18 calendar
> months, in my branch. Upon maturity several notices were sent to him,
> even during the war which began in 2003. Again, after the war another
> notification was sent, but still no response came from him. We later
> found out that my client, his wife and only daughter had been killed
> during the war, in a bomb blast that hit their home.
> After further investigation, it was also discovered that Muhannad
> al-Hakim did not declare any next of kin in his official papers,
> including the paperwork of his bank deposit. 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 Forty Four million Five Hundred Thousand 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 laws of my
> country, at the expiration of 3 years and 6 months the funds will revert
> to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government, if nobody applies to claim
> it. Against this backdrop, I will like you, as a foreigner, to stand as
> next of kin to Muhannad Al-Hakim,so that we can receive his funds.
> WHAT IS TO BE DONE:
> I want you to know that there is no risk involved I have had everything
> planned out so that we shall come out successful. I have contacted an
> attorney who will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as
> the next of kin. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney
> will also file for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary
> approval and letter of probate in your favour for the move of the funds
> to an account that will be provided by you. 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.
> Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
> Kind Regards,
> Mr.Joseph Poon.
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