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cheung_pui04 wrote:
> (cheung_pui05 at
> Dear Sir,
> Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Cheung Pui director of
> operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. 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 business man made a numbered fixed deposit
> for 18 calendar months, with a value of Twenty Four 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 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 3 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 Major
> Fadi Basem  so that you will be able to receive his funds.
> 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 to 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 prefers
> you to reach me on the email address below
> (cheung_pui05 at
> 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

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