For some reason the Hang Seng Bank, a real and legitimate bank in Hong Kong, seems to be named in more Asia-based scam messages than any other such institution. It’s the Asian counterpart to the Nigerian Ministry of Petroleum, or some such thing. In this standard advance fee fraud email, a supposed staff member of that bank wants your help in liberating an abandoned fortune. Alas, all that would get liberated if you were to follow up would be some of your own cash: straight into the scammer’s pocket.
from: Mr. Song email@example.com
reply-to: “Mr. Song Lile” firstname.lastname@example.org
date: Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 5:18 AM
subject: See Enclosed Business Proposal.
Complement of the day,
Although you might be apprehensive about my email as we have not melt before, my name is Mr. Song Lile I work with the Hang Seng Bank. There is the sum of 19,500,000.00 USD in my bank Hang Seng Bank”, Hong Kong.
There were no Beneficiaries stated concerning these funds which means no one would ever come forward to claim it. That is why I ask that we work together so as to have the sum transferred out of my bank into your account.
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 then share in the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you.
Please Answer the Below Question for Reference Purpose.
CAN YOU HANDLE A TRANSACTION ENTITY OF LARGE SUM?
CAN YOU TRAVEL WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD?
WHAT IS YOUR LEVEL OF INVESTMENT?
Should you be interested please send me your,
1, Full names,
2, private phone number,
3, current residential address,
My Contact Number Is: +852-367-86701
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Please do not contact back if not interested.
Mr Song Lile