This is a beauty. If you never, ever saw a 419 scam mail, read this one. Sent from somebody calling himself Chan Lee, from an Italian Yahoo account, and with a reply address to a Yahoo account from Singapore. A letter sent to an e-mail address that I only use on my drink recipe site, claiming that I have the same name as some deceased investor, and still, the scammer clearly don’t know my name. Instead, the scammer wants me to send in my full name, date of birth, phone number, fax numer, private e-mail address and postal address…
I just love it, if you got one too, safe keep it and bring it out as a reference on how a typical off-shore banking scam mail looks like.
Subject: HELLO .
Date: 31 May 2006 14:10:34 GMT+02:00
To: drinkalizer at lindqvist dot tld
My name is Chan Lee. I trained and work as an external auditor for the United Overseas Bank (UOB).It took me time to get one like you having a matching name to achieve my purpose.Last month, on my routine audit check, I discovered some investment accounts that had been dormant for the last twelve years. All the accounts belong to a single holde( Nmae witheld) his Accounts totaling a little above $8.7million United States Dollars plus interest.
Banking regulation/legislation in Singapore demands that I notify the fiscal authorities after a statutory time period of twelve years when dormant accounts of this type are called in by the monetary regulatory bodies. The above set of facts underscores my reason of writing and making the following proposing. My investigations of the said account reveals that the investor died in 1993 the exact time the account were last operated.
I can confirm with certainty that the said investor died interstate and no next–of–kin to his estate has been found or has come forward all these years. I am of the settled conviction that using my insider leverage, my working with you can secure the funds in the account for us instead of allowing it pass as unclaimed funds into the coffers of the Government of Singapore. The transfer of these funds is more than posible since you bear the same SURNAME with the investor this is exactly why I crave your participation and co-operation. I have seized all relevant documents (legal and Banking) that will facilitate our putting you forward as the claimant/beneficiary of the funds and ultimately transfer the money to any account nominated by you. Of course you shall be handsomely rewarded for your part in this transaction as the people I am working with are prepared to allocate a 20% slice of the total funds for your efforts. I shall however, leave out the final details of this transaction till I receive an affirmation of your desire to participate.
Be assured that my colleagues and I are on top of the situation all the time and there will be no risk whatsoever if you agree to come on board. Needless to say, UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY is of vital importance if we are to successfully reap the immense benefits of this transaction. To maintain the level of security required to see this transaction to come to a successful conclusion, I have intentionally left out the final details. To affirm your willingness and cooperation to my proposal, please do so by email stating your FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, TELEPHONE NUMBER, FAX NUMBER, PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS AND POSTAL ADDRESS.to firstname.lastname@example.org
I do expect your prompt response.
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