I think this is the first time I receive a 419 type of scam mail from Hong Kong. It is of the no next of kin type. A large sum of money has been left with no heirs, and the scammer wants to ”save” the money from supposedly corrupt and greedy government officials.
The recepient is invited to help, thereby participating in quite illegal activities. Those who reply, will be asked to start paying bribes and cover costs. And believe me, it can be quite costly. The bottom line however, is always the same. There are no money to collect.
Subject: Your Assistance Sollicited
Date: Januari 22, 2005 15.22.02 MET
MR. Wang Qin.
HANG SENG BANK LTD,
DES VOEUX RD.BRANCH
CENTRAL HONG KONG
I am Mr. Wang Qin, credit officer of Hang Seng Bank Ltd, I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.I honestly apologize and hope I do not cause you much embarrassment by contacting you through this means for a transaction of this magnitude,but this is due to confidentia lity and prompt access reposed on this medium,sorry my English is not very good.
Furthermore,due to this issue on my hands now, it became necesary for me to seek your assistance, and it is imperative for me to know your opinion.On sept.6,1999, an American Oil consultant/contractor with the chinese Solid Minerals Corporation, Mr. Richard Nault made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$30,000,000.00 (ThertyMillion Dollars only) in my branch.
Upon maturity,I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Hong Kong Solid Minerals Corporation that Mr. Richard Nault died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. RichardNault did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents,including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$30,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year.
No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of Hong Kong, at the expiration of 5(five) years,the money will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Richard Nault so that the fruits of this old man’s labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials.This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin.
We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and otarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer.The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 70% for me and 25% for you and 5% for Expenses Incurred in the course of the transaction.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and with my position as the credit officer guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.If you are interested,please reply immediately.You may reply to my email box, firstname.lastname@example.org Upon your response. I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction.Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication. You should observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to inves my share in your country.
Awaiting your urgent reply.
Thanks and regards.
Mr. Wang Qin