Colonel Sadiq Uday Letters
Letter from Hang Seng Bank Limited
Contents - List
of Scams by Type and by profession.
Evaluation of the Scam:
I have to give this guy some credit. He uses the name of one of
Sadam's Son's ( Uday ) which was in the news to give this letter
some semblance of reality. Still the end result is that you have
been invited to receive money being stolen. IF ITS ILLEGAL its too
good to be true. What part of that do you not get? Beyond that the
Hong Kong reference which is now part of China, is also somewhat
unique. I have not seen any letters from Hong Kong in the past but I
just really started paying attention to Bank Scams with this
FROM: MR.Patrick K. W. Chan
Hang Seng Bank Limited
83 Des Voeux Road, Central
Hong Kong SAR
My name is Chan I work with the Hang Seng Bank Ltd,Sai Wan Ho
Branch,171 Shaukiwan Road Hong Kong.
Before the U.S. and Iraqi war, our client
Colonel Sadiq Uday, who
was with the Iraqi forces and also businessman, made a numbered
fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Nineteen
Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch. Upon
maturity several notices was sent to him, even during the war which
began in 2003. Again after the war another notification was sent and
still no response came from him. We later found out that the Colonel
along with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war
in a bomb blast that hit their home. at Mukaradeeb where his
personal oil well was.
After further investigation it was also discovered that he 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, Nineteen 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 laws of my country at
the expiration 5 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 Colonel Sadiq Uday, so that
you will be able to receive his funds.
My proposal, I am prepared to place you as the next of kin in a
position to instruct HANG SENG BANK to release the deposit to you as
the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am
prepared to share the money with you . That is: I will simply
nominate you as the next of kin and
have them release the deposit to you. We share the percentage
70/30. I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me,
but that would have drawn a straight line in my involvement in
claiming the deposit.
I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within a
few days. I will simply inform the bank of the final closing of the
file relating to Him I will then officially communicate with my Bank
and instruct them to
release the deposit to you. With these: all is done. I am aware of
the consequences of this proposal.
I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should
discard this mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive and
destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message
and forget I ever contacted you. Do not destroy my career because
you do not approve of my proposal. You may not know this but people
like myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations run
the whole private banking sector. I am not a criminal and what I do,
I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to
understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make
this move. Such opportunities only come ones way once in a lifetime.
I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once I find myself in total
control of my destiny.
These chances wont pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy my
chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on
with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an
opportunity to provide them with new opportunities. There is a
reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking. I
have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is from you
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 center of relevance in my life. Lets share the
If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process
towards a conclusion. I wish to inform you that should you contact
me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this
I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my official phone
lines nor do I want you contacting me through my official email
account. Contact me only through the numbers I will provide for you
through the email account that i will provide therein in this email.
Further more be informed that the fact that you are a foreigner give
you the privilege to stand in as my deceased client beneficiary as
my deceased client had no relation all his family died with him
the war and I can not use my relation because its not 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 from the time been is your willingness and commitment so
that we can end this in the nest one weeks.
What you need to understand about this transaction is that I will
make sure that it passes through all international banking 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 will be to set up two offshore
accounts that can accommodate these funds and I will give you more
light later once you agree to partner with me.
Like I said before there is no risk involve as it will pass through
international banking laws and all documents related to this
transaction will be sent to you for your perusal and trust.
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.
Please, again, note I am a family man, I have wife and children. 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. This is the one truth I have learned from my private
banking clients. Do not betray my confidence.If we can be of one
accord, we should plan a meeting, soon. Should you be interested I
will prefer you to reach me on the email address below.
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Mr Patrick Chan. email@example.com
How the scam works:
You arrange for the transfer of the money by giving the scammer your
bank information. However the scammer, does not bother to tell you
that when you have the right bank information that you can also
transfer money OUT of the account. In the end your greed has
let someone drain your bank account.