We are contacting you on behalf of our principals based in England, Atlas Freight Services Ltd.
Kindly note that our principals were owed funds for shipping services afforded to Rock General of Dubai, UAE for shipments from South East Asia to Malawi. We are the local agents representing Atlas Freight Services in Malawi.
We have a signed affidavit from our principals detailing the summary of events that took place and how the payment which was supposed to be sent to Atlas Freight, Nedbank London Account ended up at FAWIS Ltd. HSBC London Account.
In July 2013 the funds were returned by HSBC London to Habib Bank Dubai under a condition that the funds not be returned back to Rock General Trading Dubai in anticipation of any future claim by the fraudster. The funds are now being held indefinitely by Habib Bank Dubai under instruction of HSBC London, unless our principals put up a Bank Guarantee for the same amount.
The above does not make sense as the funds have been returned to origin bank as the sender issued a stop payment to their bank and Atlas Freight Services had managed to convince HSBC London of fraud, thereby HSBC London had frozen the fraudster recipients account.
Since October 2012 (when the initial transaction took place) to date no claim has been made for the funds, nor has the fraudster any document to prove any legal entitlement to the funds whereas our principals have provided all authorities with the necessary documents to prove that the funds were supposed to be for themselves, if not for the email interception.
The Original attached affidavit was sent to Rock General Trading who presented to their Bank, Habib Bank, Dubai to enable the funds be returned to Rock General, who in turn would arrange to make payment to correct Beneficiary and account. Unfortunately no progress has been made and Habib Bank Dubai continue to hold the funds.
We have noted from the internet that FAWIS Ltd is not even in the business of shipping containers, and have had no transactions history with Rock General Trading, Dubai. Furthermore the director, PRINCE TONY CHUKWUZURU KENECHUKWU (FCA Individual Reference No: 598697)has been named and may have been involved in similar complaints by other parties in other businesses. According to the Lewisham Licensing Registry, he was named as License Holder and DPS Name for Brockley Super Food Store. The License Holders address being the same as FAWIS Limited, namely, 7 St John's Parade, Sidcup High Street, Kent, DA14 6ES. Please see below website links:
In addition the registered trading address appears to be as residential address when searched on google maps, unless he has managed to secure relevant permits to trade from a residential address.
Our principals reported the matter to Action Fraud. All necessary reference numbers are detailed on the attached affidavit.
We kindly request you to assist on the above matter to recover our principals funds at the earliest. We cannot understand why HSBC London would send money back to origin bank but at the same time state that funds must not be released pending any future claim by FAWIS Limited when our principals clearly proved to them that FAWIS Ltd is not the legitimate owner of the funds. If HSBC London send necessary instruction to Habib Bank, Dubai then Habib Bank Dubai will release the funds to Rock General, Dubai who in turn will arrange for fresh transfer instructions to the correct beneficiary.
Awaiting to hear from you.