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Scam email #241102 - DO YOU AUTHORIZE?

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The scam

Dear customer;Beneficiary

Our Ref: BKKB/1101/ZB41/017


We write to inform you that your fund deposited with us is still in a dormant account.
However, we received an application from Mr. Kevin William Fenwick, he reported that you have given him the authorization to claim the fund on your behalf.Nevertheless, he presented the below bank account information, and he applied for a change of account through our audit control unit.

Bank: HSBC Bank Australia Limited.
Queen Street, Branch, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane, Qld. 4000.
Account Holder: Mr. Kevin William Fenwick
BSB 344 031
Account No. 000 821 439
Swift Code: HKBAAU2S

Please verify the above bank account and give us the go ahead to transfer the fund to your partners account, he also informed our audit control unit through his application letter that both of you have agreed to invest the money in Australia for a joint business which he sent a copy of this proposal, but as a bank we cannot take a conclusion without hearing from you the original fund beneficiary, though Mr. Kevin William Fenwick Agreed to pay every outstanding charges that will enable the release of the fund to the above bank account, and he also appealed for the change of name in the documents we have in your file.

Kindly take note that we cannot afford to make any transfer to your partner until you give us a written authorization, the reason is because we had similar experience in the past and we cannot take any further risk no matter how valuable the customer is.This message is making it the sixth message we are sending to you without any response, though your partner said that you do not want to deal with us again because you handed over the transaction to him, but we still insist that you must give us the written authorization, so you have to take note that this is the last time we are writing you on this very issue.

We advise you to report back to this office before 48 banking hours for further information

We advise you to treat this matter as urgent.

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Mayuree Witoonchart
General Manager
Tel: + (66) 910425370
Fax: + (66) 0-2636-0571
Bangkok Bank.

SpamAssassin Report (spam score: 8.4)

 pts rule                       description                                       
---- ----------------------     --------------------------------------------------
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP                Message was received from an IP address           
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP4               Message was received from an IPv4 address         
 1.6 SUBJ_ALL_CAPS              Subject is all capitals                           
 0.2 FREEMAIL_ENVFROM_END_DIGIT Envelope-from freemail username ends in digit     
 0.0 FREEMAIL_FROM              Sender email is commonly abused enduser mail      
                                provider (customersservice12[at]      
 1.2 MISSING_HEADERS            Missing To: header                                
 1.2 FORGED_HOTMAIL_RCVD2 'From' address, but no 'Received:'    
-0.0 SPF_PASS                   SPF: sender matches SPF record                    
-0.0 RCVD_IN_MSPIKE_H4          RBL: Very Good reputation (+4) [ listed
 0.6 PP_MIME_FAKE_ASCII_TEXT    BODY: MIME text/plain claims to be ASCII but isn't
 0.1 DKIM_SIGNED                Message has a DKIM or DK signature, not           
                                necessarily valid                                 
-0.0 RCVD_IN_DNSWL_NONE         RBL: Sender listed at, no   
                                trust [ listed in]      
 0.0 T_DKIM_INVALID             DKIM-Signature header exists but is not valid     
-0.0 RCVD_IN_MSPIKE_WL          Mailspike good senders                            
 1.0 FREEMAIL_REPLY             From and body contain different freemails         
 2.4 ADVANCE_FEE_5_NEW          Appears to be advance fee fraud (Nigerian 419)    

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