Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
Have you received an email from "Hang Seng Bank Ltd" at "Joseph Poon", claiming that he has "an obscure business proposal for you"? This is a variation of other "Hang Seng Bank" scams.
It is a scam. Even if it weren't a scam, it would be a felony, fraud and theft. But it is all nonsense, a scam made up to get money from you. See the example below, an actual email from the scammer, sent to a victim.
The scammer intends to to get hold of your money instead, by conning you into sending money for various "fees" to free the "funds in escrow". If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here! Note some of the obvious scam clues that we have highlighted in the email below, such as excessive/incorrect use of CAPITAL letters, terrible spelling, grammar and punctuation, the use of free email accounts rather than a domain and website that matches the company's name, etc.
From: joseph poon < email@example.com >
Date: Wednesday, 21 March 2007 7:01:22 AM
Subject: (OFFICE OF MR JOSEPH POON) LETTER TO YOU
I am Mr. Joseph Poon Executive Director of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd,Sai Wan Ho Branch, 171 Shaukiwan Road Hong Kong. I have an obscure business proposal for
you.of USD44.5million if you are interested get back to me with your Full Names,Address,phone/fax and I shall provide you with more details on this operation.
You can reach me with the email below.
Your earliest response will be appreciated.