Mr. Vincent Cheng
I know you do not know me and neither do I know you. I am not desperate
nor in need of help. I only want to be sure you are the kind of person I
can trust with the following proposal. I am Mr. Vincent Cheng Hoi-chuen,
GBS, JP Chairman of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Limited. I have a concealed business suggestion for you.
Our client General Abdelaziz Ali who was with the Iraqi forces and also
businessman made a fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of
Twenty one million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my
branch. Several maturities notices was sent to him, before the war which
began in 2003. also after the war another notification was sent,and no
response came from 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.
After more inquiry it was also discovered that this Gen.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. What bothers me most
is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration of 6 years
the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if
nobody applies to claim the funds.
I want you to know 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 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 then share in the ratio of 60% for
me, 40% for you.
Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning
this issue and also I wish to inform you that should you contact me via
official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. I
repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my phone lines nor do I
want you contacting me through my official e-mail account. Contact me only
through this e-mail address:firstname.lastname@example.org and also if there be a
need for me to call I will do the callings. I do not want any direct link
between you and me. My official lines are not secure lines as they are
periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with
our Total Quality Management Policy. Please observe this instruction
religiously, after which I shall provide you with more details on this
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Mr. Vincent Cheng