Urgent Response Needed

This scam was submitted by a reader:

Bank of China (Hongkong)
Eastern Commercial Centre,
393-407 Hennessy Road,
Wan Chai,Hong Kong.

Dear Friend,

It is understandable that you might be apprehensive because you do not know me but I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual interest to share with you. Permit me to introduce myself, I am Mr. Chen Guangyuan, Foreign Operations Manager of the Bank of China (Hong kong), Eastern Commercial Centre, Wan Chai Branch. Only recently I discovered that an account belonging to Ghazi Musa Hassan, who was with the Iraqi forces and also a businessman made a numbered fixed deposit for 12 calendar months, with a value of Seventeen Million Three Hundred Thousand United State Dollars (US$17,300,000.00) only into an account with my branch, Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, but there was no response. Again, december last year, another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out that Ghazi Musa Hassan and his family had been killed during the war in gun fire at Mukaradeeb where his personal oil well was.

After further enquiries, it was discovered that Ghazi Musa Hassan did not declare any next of kin in his official papers, including the paper work of his bank deposit. The last time he came to my office, he confided in me that no one knew of this deposit in my bank. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country, at the expiration of six{6} years, the funds will be revert to the ownership of the Hong
Kong Government, if nobody applies to claim it.

Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like to front you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Ghazi Musa Hassan, so that you will be able to receive his funds.

I want you to know that all modalities for the successful of this transfer to you have been mapped out and success is 100% sure. I have an attorney that will prepare the necessary documents that will back you up as the next of kin to Ghazi Musa Hassan, all that is required from you is 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 file for claims on your behalf and also secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favour for the movement of the funds to an account that will be provided by you. We are going to adopt a legalized method because the attorney will prepare all necessary documents in your favour. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking. There is no risk involved at all in our planned modalities, I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is your refusing to work with me and alerting my bank.

I am the only one who knows of this situation, good fortune has blessed you with a name that has planted you into the centre of relevance in my life.

Please endeavour 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 50% for me, 50% for you. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold.

Please observe this instructions religiously and contact me on this email: ch_engyuan@yahoo.com.hk

Should you be interested please send me your:

(1). Full names and address.
(2). Telephone and fax numbers.

And finally after that I shall furnish you with more information about this operation.
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Mr.Chen Guangyuan.

Ghosh, Arvin.