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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

419 Scam

This 419 scam made it through my junk-mail filters. It has a couple unique features: an Iraqi general, and a bank in Hong Kong. I'd mess with them, but who has the time? So instead I'll just post it here--of course, "endeavor[ing] to observe atmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue."

Read about 149 scams, otherwise known as "Advance Fee Frauds," here.

Subject: Compliments of the Day

I am Mr. Ming Yang 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 Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan who was with the Iraqi forces and also businessman made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Twenty Four 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 also discovered that Gen. Aadel Akgaal 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 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 5 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 Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan so that you will be able to receive his funds.
MODALITIES:
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.Aadel Akgaal Bastaan, 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 of probate in your favour for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you.There is no risk involved at all in this matter,as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.
Please endeavor to observe atmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall then share in the ratio of 70% for me, 25% for you. Should you be interested please reply to me urgently via this email address:redacted@yahoo.com.hk so that i can forward more details to you.

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Kind Regards,
Mr. Ming Yang
(Director of Operations HSB Hong Kong)

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