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Beware of "Mr. William Leung Wing Cheung" Nigerian Email Scam

2017-12-17T08:17:14  +
Beware of "Mr. William Leung Wing Cheung" Nigerian Email Scam

The scam e-mail message below was not sent from Mr. William Leung Wing Cheung of Hang Seng Bank Limited. Instead, the email message was sent originally from the internet address or IP address [41.203.67.51], which is located in Lagos, Nigeria. Surprisingly, if you reply to the e-mail message, your information will be sent to a Yahoo email address (williamleung686 @yahoo.com.hk) instead of the bank's email address. Therefore, recipients of the same email message are asked not to respond to it.

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The "Mr. William Leung Wing Cheung" Nigerian Email Scam

I am Mr William Leung Wing Cheung (Executive Director and Head of Personal Banking), before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan who was with the Iraqi forces and also businessman made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value 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 which began in 2005.

Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out that Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan along with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit His Resident. After further investigation it was also discovered that Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan 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 most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration 10 years and six month 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 Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan so that you will be able to receive his funds.

WHAT IS TO BE DONE:

I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I have an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Gen.Aadel Akgaal Bastaan, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your personal phone number/fax so that the attorney can commence his job.

After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you. There is no risk involved at all in this matter, as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.

Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue, also please send me your personal private cell phone/fax number. And finally after that I shall provide you with more details of this operation. I shall be waiting for your response and assurance long with your recent residential address.

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards,

William Leung

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  • Posted: 2017-12-17T06:20:02 by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    I received this and I just couldn't stop laughing:

    "Dear Partner,

    Thank you for your response and concern,like I said earlier I am Mr William Leung Wing Cheung (Executive Director and Head of Personal Banking), before the U.S and IraqI war our client Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan who was with the IraqI forces and also businessman made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value 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 which began in 2005.

    Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out that Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan along with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit His Resident. After further investigation it was also discovered that Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan 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 most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration 5 years and six month 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 Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan so that you will be able to receive his funds.

    WHAT IS TO BE DONE:

    I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I have an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Gen.Aadel Akgaal Bastaan, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your personal phone number/fax so that the attorney can commence his job.

    After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you. There is no risk involved at all in this matter, as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.

    Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue, also please send me your personal private cell phone/fax number and your home address. And finally after that I shall provide you with more details of this operation. I shall be waiting for your response and assurance long with your recent residential address.

    Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

    Kind Regards,
    William Leung."

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    • Posted: 2018-01-19T11:20:23 by an anonymous user from or near: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States

      I receive this one:

      "Like I said before, my name is William Cheung, and I am the Director/Executor of WILLS with the Hang Seng Bank, Hong Kong and I wish to introduce you to a Business transaction that would be of immense benefit to both of us.

      Being a Director/Executor of WILLS with the Hang Seng Bank, Hong Kong, it is possible that we can make fortune out of our late client's unclaimed Funds when we cannot help it or left with no better option.

      The issue I am presenting to you is a case of my late client who left his fortune unwilled. During the end of year account audits, I discovered a dormant account that as not been accessed for a long pperiod of time. It was most unfortunate that account owner died years ago and as the Director/Executor of WILLS, am now faced with indecision about who to pass the fortune to.

      However, I wouldn't want the Funds to be returned back to Government treasury as unclaimed Funds or the greedy Directors of my Head Branch will share the funds among themselves once they finds out that the fund is unclaimed
      I therefore seek for your assistance in presenting you as the next of Kin to my late client so that you can inherit the funds worth 24.5 million US Dollars for our sharing and you will be eligible for 45% of the funds.

      As the Director/Executor of WILLS, all the claims documents shall pass through my desk and I can ensure you that all the claim documents will be legally processed by my Attorney and this is 100% risk free. If you are interested, kindly please get back to me with your Full Name, Cell Phone and Residential Address to enable me brief you more on the Business deal.

      Once these information are received, My attorney can immediately commence with the legal claims of the funds and like I said, this is 100% risk free business deal and all I need is your sincerity and honesty. After you have been made the next of kin, my attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the transfer of the funds to you.

      There is no risk involved at all in this deal as we are going to adopt a legal method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents to achieve our goal. Please endeavor to keep this transaction confidential; please do not discuss it with anybody. I really can't wait till the funds leave my bank because I have not been able to sleep nor eat properly for the past days.

      Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

      Regards.

      Williams L. C"

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  • Posted: 2015-02-19T00:52:58 by an anonymous user from or near: Kochi, Kerala, India

    I got similar mail with same name:

    "My dear Friend,

    Like I said before, following the issue on my hands, it became necessary for me to seek your assistance. I appreciate the fact that you are ready to assist me in executing this transaction.You should not have anything to worry about, I will do everything legally required to ensure that the transaction goes smoothly, you have my word! Be assured that I have all modalities in place for a successful execution of this transaction because I have every tool at my disposal as the Executive Director and Head of Personal Banking Division in the bank (Hang Seng Bank Ltd). Please we cannot discuss this business through my home and office telephone lines because they are not secure enough to discuss anything about this transaction, the reason ...

    READ THE FOLLOWING AND GET BACK TO ME:
    Like I said before there is no risk involve because the transfer will pass through international banking laws and all documents related to this transaction will be sent to you for your perusal and trust. ...

    Your full name and home address
    Occupation/working address
    Marital Status
    Age/sex
    phone/fax number
    State/ Country
    A copy of your identity

    I want to be sure that I am transacting with the correct person.I hope you will understand why ..."

    Hope you will understand my explanations as I have carefully explained to you.

    Kind Regards,
    Mr. LEUNG Cheung

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  • Posted: 2014-11-24T14:53:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

    Unknown to the scammer the name Aziz Musa Numan is Nigerian. Guess where I am from!

    This is my version of the scam I have received:

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    Dear Friend,

    Now I would want to let you know more about me; I am 51 years of age, I am married with two children, my daughter name is Liu and my son's name is Lee, I am sending you my family picture now for you to see. My address is #1, Fortune Garden, 20 Wing Ting Road, Ngan ChI Wan, Kln, Hong Kong. I have lived here for the last 20years.

    Note that the lawyer will be on the way regarding perfecting the paper-work/documents. I have really invested much in this transaction. I do hope the percentage of the total funds that I have proposed to give to you is okay by you.to remind you, I will be coming over to visit you in your country after concluding our transaction.

    Please endeavor to keep this transaction confidential, Please do not discuss it with anybody, I have a 16year career with my bank (Hang Seng Bank) and I do not intend to ruin all that. I really cannot wait till the funds is transferred from my bank to the account you will provide for the transaction because I have not been able to sleep nor eat properly for the past days. Attach to this email is my work ID and my family pictures for your preview.

    I viewed your identity and am now satisfied of who I am transaction with. So I believe this information, ID and pictures is also enough to assure you of whom you are dealing with. I assure you is 100% risk free.

    I will give your details to the attorney to begin the process. I await your next reply.
    Best Regards,

    Mr. LEUNG Cheung

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  • Posted: 2014-10-31T06:40:31 by an anonymous user from or near: Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados

    Clearly he has a lot of different stories but all with the same amount of money and a past away client who spent have a next of kin ....did anyone else get a photo of his passpost and a family photo...here's my letter by the way....

    --- ---
    Greetings, 

                    Thank you for your response. My name is William Leung Cheung and I wish to introduce you to a Business transaction that would be of immense benefit to both of us. Being a Director/Executor of WILLS with the Hang Seng Bank, Hong Kong, it is possible that we can make fortune out of our late client's unclaimed Funds when we cannot help it or left with no better option. The issue I am presenting to you is a case of my late client who left his fortune unwilled. It was most unfortunate that he died years ago and as the Director/Executor of WILLS, am now faced with indecision about who to pass the fortune to. However, I wouldn't want the Funds to be returned back to Government treasury as unclaimed Funds or the greedy Directors of my Head Branch will share the funds among themselves once they finds out that the fund is unclaimed

    I therefore seek for your assistance in presenting you as the next of Kin to my late client so that you can inherit the funds worth 24.5 million US Dollars for our sharing.  As the Director/Executor of WILLS, all the claims documents shall pass through my desk and I can ensure you that all the claim documents will be legally processed by my Attorney and this is 100% risk free. If you are interested, kindly please get back to me with your  Full Name, Cell Phone and Residential Address to enable me brief you more on the Business deal. 

    Once these information are received, My attorney can immediately commence with the legal claims of the funds and like I said, this is 100% risk free business deal and all I need is your sincerity and honesty. After you have been made the next of kin, my attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the transfer of the funds to you.

    There is no risk involved at all in this deal as we are going to adopt a legal method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents to achieve our goal. Please endeavor to keep this transaction confidential; please do not discuss it with anybody. I really can't wait till the funds leave my bank because I have not been able to sleep nor eat properly for the past days. Attach to this email is my  identity Card for your reference.

    Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
     
    Regards.

    William Cheung.

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  • Posted: 2014-10-03T09:57:21 by an anonymous user from or near: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

    Hahaha...another one below

    --- --- ---
    Dear Partner,

    Thank you for your response. At this time I have received your email and your consent and do hope that this will signify an era of friendship and mutually productive partnership between us. As of right now, it is my pleasure to inform you that the deposited amount by my late client is worth 24.5 Million USD which will automatically be ours within a couple of weeks.

    I want you to know that everything has been planned out so that the transaction can be completed successfully. I have already made contact with the attorney that will prepare the necessary document to back us up. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an offshore account.

    This offshore account as stated in my last e-mail will be setup in a bank in Europe that has the same telex type with my bank here in Hong Kong, so that additional charges will not be required once the account has been setup. Once the transfer is done then we can dole out the funds to our designated account at the rate of 50-45 and 5% for any expenses incurred during the transaction.

    To begin with the process, I will advice you send the below complete information so that the attorney can proceed with the paper work.

    Full Names:
    Contact Address:
    Country:
    Mobile Number:
    Phone Number:
    Occupation:
    Gender:
    Date of birth:

    Please endeavour to send me the above information today, so that the attorney can commence with the paper work.

    Thanks for your cooperation, I have attached a copy of my ID to this email for your perusal.

    Warm Regards,

    William Cheung

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  • Posted: 2014-07-02T03:52:37 by an anonymous user from or near: Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Here is another scam:
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    Dear Partner,

    Thank you for your response and i am so sorry for the slight delay in my response, like i said earlier, i am Mr William Leung Wing Cheung (Executive Director and Head of Personal Banking), before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan who was with the Iraqi forces and also businessman made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value 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 which began in 2003.

    Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out that Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan along with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit His Resident. After further investigation it was also discovered that Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan 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 most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration 10 years and six month 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 Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan so that you will be able to receive his funds.

    WHAT IS TO BE DONE:

    I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I have an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Gen.Aadel Akgaal Bastaan, all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your personal phone number/fax so that the attorney can commence his job.

    After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you. There is no risk involved at all in this matter, as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.Please endeavor to keep this transaction confidential; please do not discuss it with anybody. I really can't wait till the funds leave my bank because I have not been able to sleep nor eat properly for the past days. Attach to this email is my identity Card for your reference.

    Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue, also please send me your personal private cell phone/fax number. And finally after that I shall provide you with more details of this operation. I shall be waiting for your response and assurance long with your recent residential address.

    Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

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  • Posted: 2013-11-28T10:45:43 by an anonymous user from or near: Durham, Durham, United Kingdom

    I wonder if this is the same Mr William Leung who conned several businesses, banks and legal teams in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2004.
    If you know where he is let me know - he owes me and a few of my friends money [ BIG BLOKES ]

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  • Posted: 2013-10-29T02:27:44 by an anonymous user from or near: Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    " I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Gen. Aadel Akgaal Bastaan"

    Hahaha, so illogical. Would anyone believe a random white guy claiming himself as a kin to an AFRICAN general?

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  • Posted: 2013-10-28T06:23:07 by an anonymous user from or near: El Sobrante, California, United States

    I just got the email. Why would a random person say they wanna give me 24. Million?? Scam

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  • Posted: 2013-09-01T04:21:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Puerto Princesa City, Mimaropa, Philippines

    Did they sent you Mr William Leung Wing Cheung work ID and copy of his passport??

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    • Posted: 2014-08-23T10:11:58 by an anonymous user from or near: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

      YES, what should I do if send my details

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      • Posted: 2014-08-23T12:34:43 by info

        The scammers behind the email will attempt to use the information that you have sent to them, to further trick you into sending money or financial information. So, please be careful going forward.

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  • Posted: 2013-07-24T19:30:43 by info

    When you send your details, these people will ask you to send money or may even sell your details to other scammers.

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  • Posted: 2013-07-24T19:28:50 by info

    The email below is a scam. Do not respond to it.

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  • Posted: 2013-07-23T21:35:34 by an anonymous user from or near: Quezon, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

    what happenswhen you send your details?

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  • Posted: 2013-07-17T04:20:09 by an anonymous user from or near: Gurgaon, Haryana, India

    Hi,

    This email is correct or not....................

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    Dear Friend,

    Thank you for considering my proposal. Let me formally introduce myself to you. I am Mr. LEUNG Cheung, Executive Director and Head of Personal Banking, Hang Seng Bank Limited.

    I contacted you concerning an abandoned sum of $22,500,000.00 U.S Dollars.in June 2001, A customer called Aziz Musa Numan came to our bank for business discussions and investment, As the officer in charge of his transaction, I encouraged him to consider various growth of funds with prime ratings. Then he invested Nineteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only. Based on my advice, we were able to spin the initial deposit with profit and interest to 22.5 million U.S Dollars.

    After few months; my bank (Hang Seng) sent several notice to him, even during the war between U.S and Iraqi. Again after the war another notification was sent but still no response came from him. After series of investigation, I got information that Aziz Musa Numan and his family had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit his home at Mukaradeeb. Because of the sensitive nature of private banking, most customers don't nominate next of kin in their investment, also usually in most cases leave their WILLS in our care, in this case; our now deceased client died in-testate.

    It is quite clear now that our dear client died with no known or identifiable family member. According to practice, the Private banking sector will by the end of this year broadcast a request for statement of claim to Hang Seng Bank Ltd, failing to receive viable claims they will probably revert the deposit to the Management of Hang Seng Bank Ltd. This will result the money entering the Hang Seng accounting system and the portfolio will be out of my hands and out of the private banking division. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration of Ten {10} years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.

    Now, I am prepared to give the necessary details to you as the closest surviving relation of our deceased customer (Aziz Musa Numan). I am also proposing that after a successful execution of the business deal, the funds will be shared in the ratio 40/60. You will get 40% and I will be entitled to 60% as the initiator of the deal. You know that I must have done my home work already before contacting you. Although the project is capital intensive, I know I will be able to pull it through following proper banking and legal channels with your assistance at your end. I will tidy up the legal aspect with the assistance of a lawyer who will prepare all the documents that will be needed to transfer the money from Hong Kong to your country. Once more, I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail and forget I ever contacted you, I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive; do not destroy my career. Opportunities like this only comes once in a lifetime. I am a family man and this is an opportunity for me to give my family the best in life. I would want you to think about this and let me know if your decision. If you give me positive response, I will give you the relevant INFORMATION for the successful transfer of these funds and we both enjoy it in peace.

    I await your response.

    Regards,
    Mr. LEUNG Cheung


    Regards
    Praveen
    [email protected]

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