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Scam falls at first hurdle ............

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Funny Money
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Funny Money
Got this e-mail this morning.

NOTE THE NAME OF THE SENDER!

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MR. WANG QIN
HANG SENG BANK LTD.
DES VOEUX RD. BRANCH,
CENTRAL HONG KONG,
HONK KONG.

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Wang Qin credit officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. I have a concealed business suggestion for you.

Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client General. Ibrahim Moussa who was with the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Twenty millions Five Hundred Thousand 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 find out that the General and his family had been killed during the war in bomb blast that hit their home.
After further investigation it was also discovered that Gen. Ibrahim Moussa 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 millions 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 to the laws of my country at the expiration three 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. Ibrahim Moussa 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 Gen.Ibrahim Moussa,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.
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, we shall share in
the ratio of 70% for me, 25% for you and 5% for any
expenses incurred during the course of this peration.
Should you be interested please send me your private phone and fax numbers for easy communication, you can write me via my private box {[email protected]} and i will provide you with more details of this operation.Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards

Mr. Wang Qin
Retired Cymro

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  • FranFran Forumite
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    Got this e-mail this morning.

    HONK KONG.

    I can't imagine people reading this - I suppose some people must. Where is Honk Kong?
    Torgwen.......... :) ...........
  • flossie_2flossie_2 Forumite
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    Brian at least you've done as Mr Wan (what was it again?) asked and observed the utmost discretion by telling only a few of your closest friends ... ;D
  • SystemSystem
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    we really need to put a stop to these scam e-mails.
  • Paul_VarjakPaul_Varjak Forumite
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    This is the one I got:

    FROM: MR ZICO CHUK,
    #123CB/PBV,MAIN CITY, JO,BURG,
    SOUTH AFRICA.

    {IN EARNEST,EFFICIENT,STRONG AND RELIABLE BUSINESS
    TRANSACTION}

    Dear Sir/Ma,

    Do not be perplexed with this note, It’s all about
    soliciting your attention to transfer the Sum
    of{$26Million USD},and {$6M.USD} Will be transferred
    first, on a solid agreement and well done as agreed by

    both parties the remaining sum (balance)of $20Million
    will be transferred accordingly as well.

    As an Auditor General (AG) an Equivalent of an
    American, Certified Public Accountant {C.P.A} as well,
    a personal account officer to the Formal(Diseased), I
    believe that we can do this business without any
    Hitch, if only you will be trusted and then follow
    simple yielding Instructions for a sound smooth
    success of this Divine mercy(business), as I already
    had a Dream, of God's presence and endorsement
    of this business Transaction.We have marshaled out a
    solid master plan/arrangements on how best to
    Actualize this laudable objective, so we are not
    trying to experiment with a transaction of this nature
    (MAGNITUDE), that will not/never ever come my way
    again in my life time. Our fears now is if this money
    will be safe in your hand/custody pending our phyiscal
    arrival for sharing, etc.

    If we agree and never to disagree again, you will
    stand to get 30%,5% for the Orphanage, Poor/Less
    Privileged, 5% for local and International expenses
    incurred by both parties on the course of transfer,
    while the balance of 60% will be for me and my
    partner.

    Note: The formal (diseased), died without Oral or
    writing "WILL" and without any "HIRE", so the formal
    as a foreigner,because he is a foreigner, this fund
    can not be released or paid to an Indigene here,
    IT MUST BE A FOREIGNER WITH A VALID INTERNATIONAL
    PASS-PORT. So based on this, that is the most reason
    why you are contacted in regards, as you
    know INHERITANCE is not a crime all over the world,
    but will be crime only when you did not follow the
    Rules, Laws and rocedures of International Inheritance
    by making triple sure to secureing all the necessary
    transaction documents to back up the said Inheritance,
    or other wise.

    I got your contact from the Computer, You are the
    first person in note of this transaction, on your
    positive response,I will furnish you with the FULL
    TRANSACTION DETAILS.

    Waiting succinctly your positive response URGENTLY.
    reat regards,

    ZICO CHUK.
    Any opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.
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