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Thread #111956   Message #2409136
Posted By: eddie1
09-Aug-08 - 05:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: A new wrinkle on Nigerian Scams
Subject: RE: BS: A new wrinkle on Nigerian Scams
I have been the recipient of some of these scams in the past and have always ignored them but a few days ago I received this:

Dear friend,

Though I have not considered this medium to be the best manner to have
approached you on this issue being that the Internet has been greatly abused
over the recent years and is very unsecured for informations of vital
importance. I have decided to take the chance seeing that no other means
could have been faster and more efficient than the E-mail. I am Mr. Terry
Wan, the Head Of Operations of the HANG SENG BANK. I am contacting you
concerning a deceased customer and an investment he placed under our banks
management four years ago. 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, We later found 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 in Iraq. legislation in Hong Kong demand
that I notify the fiscal authorities after five years. The above set of
facts underscores my reason to seek your permission to have you stand as the
next of kin to the deceased investor. This funds will be approved and
released in your favour as the next of kin if only you will adhere to my
instruction and cooperate with me in one accord as the sole originator of
this deal.

I assure you that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come
out successful. There is no risk involved at all in this matter, as we are
going to adopt a legalized method. Being a foreigner and a friend and a
business partner to be I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct
my bank to release the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. I
have all the legal and Banking details of my deceased client that will
facilitate our putting you forward as the claimant/beneficiary of the funds
and ultimately transfer of the funds to you. Once the funds is transferred
to your personal account we share the proceeds 50% each.

Should you be interested in my proposal, I prefer you reach me on my private
e-mail address below:


I also ask that if my offer is of no appeal to you delete this message and
forget I ever contacted you.Please observe this instruction religiously.

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Sincere regards,

Obviously it's not a Nigerian Scam, he's in Hong Kong.
He is warning me about such things on the Internet.
He is a religious man. (God Bless!)
He has sent me his PRIVATE e-mail address.
There is no risk to me cause he's going to adopt a "legalized method".

Looks like I'm in for a lot of money but I will share it with all 'Catters who send me their full bank details, details of how to get in touch with their girlfriends or a pre-war Martin!