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They just don't give up do they?
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Doc    Posted 12-08-2004 at 14:36:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
All I can figure is that there are enough stupid people getting their bank accounts cleaned out that this scam must be a money maker. lol Got this one today.


Hang Seng Bank Ltd
Sai Wan Ho Branch
171 Shaukiwan Road
Hong Kong.

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Cheung Pui
director of operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd,Sai Wan Ho Branch.
I have an 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 a business man 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
notice was sent to him, even during the war early last
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, Twenty Four 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 six months 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


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 in the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you . 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( ) and finally after that i shall provide you with more details of this operation.

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards

Mr. Cheung Pui

Maggie/TX    Posted 12-08-2004 at 16:47:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Doc, just like the one Matt got, what you recieved is what I call The Nigerian Scam. Yours, Doc, is just same song second verse. It is all a scam, it is total BS, and I have heard that the one thing you must NOT do is reply to the email. Even if you want to reply to tell them where to file it, resist. They are looking for a live one. Best advice is to play dead on these things. :)

MattCT    Posted 12-08-2004 at 15:48:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got this one today:

Mr. Sadiq Yusuf
First Atlantic Bank PLC
4/6 Adetokunbo Ademola Street
P. O. Box 75369
Victoria Island, Lagos-Nigeria
Tel: +234-1-2622472 to 6; Fax: 234-1-2622497

Dear Friend,

This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not yet met. The message could be strange but real if you pay some attention to it. I could have notified you about it at least for the sake of your integrity. Please accept my sincere apologies. In bringing this message of goodwill to you, I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you any pains.

I am Mr. Sadiq Yusuf, Branch Manager, First Atlantic Bank Plc of Nigeria. I managed to get your contact details through the Internet myself. Time is of the importance and I am desperately looking for a person to assist me in this confidential business. A British oil consultant/contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Claude Brian Best made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit on January 6, 1999, valued at US$25,000,000.00 (Twenty- five Million Dollars), for twelve (12) calender months in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that Mr. Claude Brian Best died from an automobile accident. On further nvestigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Claude Brian Best did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$25,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Nigerian Law, at the expiration of 6 (six) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Claude Brian Best so that the fruits of this old man\'s labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the service of two lawyers for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. A bank account in any part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you.

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private email address below;

Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction.

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.

Awaiting your urgent reply via my email address.

Thanks and regards.

Mr. Sadiq Yusuf

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