Scam Email received July 1, 2018 from email@example.com
Hang seng Bank, Hong kong.
Hang seng Bank, Hong kong.
Hang seng Bank, Hong kong. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear sir/ma, This is my second notice to you in respect of this confidential matter. I am contacting you because I feel you have the ability,experience and trust to handle this business.Please If you cannot handle big business investment disregard my mail. I am the fund transfer Officer in Hang seng Bank, Hong kong. Our bank holds the contract payments of Late Mr.Christopher De Margerie, who was involved in a plane crash in Russia on 21st October,2014. Late Mr.Christopher De Margerie,was the Chairman and CEO of Total, France.The accident occurred when his official private jet, a Dassault Falcon 50,was attempting take off from Vnukovo Airport in Moscow on Monday night on 21st October,2014. He executed a contract of $542million for Lukoil Oil Company,Russia.This contract was later subjected to price variation, which led to the submission of over-invoiced additional amount of $100 million.This was a secret deal between Mr Margerie and Executives in Lukoil Oil Company.The main contract amount of $542million has been paid to Late Mr.Christopher De Margerie company. He told me to receive the $100 million into a suspense account,outside his company&s account, and transfer $55million from it to HSBC Account in Russia belonging to Lukoil executive.The balance $45million will be in the suspense account till he gives me further instruction,unfortunately he died in a plane crash in Russia on 21st October,2014. This balance $45million has been in this suspense account in our bank since August 2014,no one is aware of it apart from me. I will soon retire from banking,I want to use my position to transfer this $45million to your account for our joint sharing and investment purposes. If you can handle this, let me know, send the following information; 1.Full name..,- 2. Company Name.. 3.Address.. 4.Occupation.. 5.Age 6. Telephone numbers After hearing from you, I will give you further details procedures of the fund transfer. Sincerely yours, Mr. Wang Qin Fund Transfer Officer Hang Seng Bank Ltd, email@example.com Hong Kong firstname.lastname@example.org
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