A reader sent me this tale of tragic death in war, no relatives/next of kin and, surprise, millions of dollars!  The scammer even attached a fake identity card, to try to lend a touch of authenticity to his scam.  If Mr Ming Yang really was the “Director of operations of Hang Seng Bank Ltd” he would get the sack the instant he sent out this email.  He isn’t an employee of the bank – he’s just a scammer hoping you will be taken in by his story and start sending him money.  Ignore him

Dear Partner,

I am Mr. Ming Yang. Director of operations of Hang Seng Bank Ltd, Hong Kong.

An Iraqi named Mr. Sadeq Ja’afar Hussain, a business man made a numbered fixed deposit 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, Five years ago (2005). Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that Sadeq Ja’afar Hussain and his family had been killed during the war in Gunfire that hit their home at Mukaradeeb where his personal oil-well was.

After further investigation it was also discovered that Sadeq Ja’afar Hussain 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 million 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 is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration seven years six months the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.

Be informed that the fact that you are a foreigner gives you the priviledge to stand in as my deceased client beneficiary as my deceased had no relation all his family died with him during the war and i can not use my relation because its no accepted here in Hong Kong. Also I am very confident that we will be able to establish the trust that is needed to complete this deal and all that I need for the time been is your willingness and commitment so that we can end this in the next one weeks.I like to inform you that I got your email account from my country commerce center.

What you need to understand about this transaction is that I will make sure that it passes through all international laws regards to this I will take care of all the expenses and the cost of retaining the service of my Attorney to give the transaction the proper documentation that is required to perfect the finishing.Your only obligation in this transaction is to accept to stand in as the only existing relative of my deceased client and you will have to set up offshore account that can accomodate these funds with my principal bank which I will give you information later once we finalize this deal. Please note that whatever you shall spend in opening the account you shall deduct it from the $24.5million before we share 50/50, secondly the account will be opened in your name and you shall be the only one to have access to this account.

Further more I sending you my personal information.. below;
Name: Ming Hoi Yang.
Address: Garfield Robbins International, Location: Hong Kong.
Working Identity Card Number:NO:102/C/86. Also see attachment for a copy.

I hope that the above is well clear to you,if so kindly send me the following;
1. Your Full Name
2. Your Current Home Address
3. Your Personal Phone Number
4. Occupation
5. A scanned copy of your means of identification Either International Passport,Driver’s License or Working ID card.

Mind you your names and address will be use by my Attorney to prepare the needed documents that will back you up as the sole beneficiary of my deceased client funds while I shall contact you with your phone number for further discussions.

Once again thanks for your interest and willingness to partner with me in pulling out my late client funds from my bank,I am anticipating to reading from you
very soon.

Please always write me with this code(AM-002)for security reasons

Ming Yang.