Just another scam
Oct 26, 2004
But I answered it. I told him I had over a billion coming from Africa and had no use for that small amount. Then I asked him 'Why the Italian sewrver?'
From the desk of:
Mr Sang Duck Lee
Korea Exchange Bank.
Far East Finance Centre,
16 Harcourt Road, Central,
I am Mr Sang-Duck Lee, auditor of the Korean Exchange Bank, Central,Hong
Kong. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.
I am the Auditing officer to Mrs Salah Adams (deceased) one of our
customers. While she banked with us, I oversaw her accounts and other
obligations as my office demanded being her auditor.Unfortunately, she
along with her entire family in the plane crash of 31 October, 1999 on
the Egyptian Airline 990 alonside other passengers. On further
I found out that she died without making a WILL, and all attempts to
his next of kin was fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mrs. Salah
did not declare any kin or relations in all her official documents,including
her Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$45,000,000.00 is
sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the
sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it.
According to Laws of Republic of Hong Kong, at the expiration of 5 (five)
years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong
if nobody applies to claim the fund.I cannot release the fund from her
unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as
in our banking guidelines.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to
in as the next of kin to Mrs. Salah Adams so that the fruits of this old
woman's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government
This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names
address so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and
that will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the
of our bank attorney for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to
the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your
Having made a very frantic and exhaustive search for any family member
would lay claim to this fund, I decided to take my chance with you.I now
seek your permission to have you stand as next of kin to the deceased as
I have all documentations including his certified Death Certificate that
will facilitate your stand as next of kin to her as she had a closing
of US$45,000,000.00 here in our bank in Central,Hong Kong.
Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual
endeavour by furnishing me with the following;
1. Beneficiary name and address
2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers
These requirements will enable me make some internal re-adjustments and
file your name in form A2, T12 and other vital forms as next of kin.
Please consult the CABLE NEWS NETWORK (CNN) WEBSITE below for
and BBC WORLD NEWS. WEBSITE.
WHAT TO DO NOW:
You will open an account with any of our branch located in your Country
to ease the transfer.You would have to send me your residential address
to enable me check on our bank directory so as to enable you open an
with us in your name.As soon as I receive your address and telephone
I will the address of our bank,Telephone and fax Number in your country
and possibly the contact person.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will
done by our bank legal representative and my position as the auditor of
the bank guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.
If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private email
below. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details
relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please
send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy
Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this
would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your
to invest my share in your
Thanks and regards.
Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 | 07:13 PM
This is just like the 419 Nigerian scams. DO NOT act upon ANYTHING these people ask you to do.
Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 | 07:16 PM
Pepe. If your country has any sort of a trustworthy policeforce: report it to them.
Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 | 09:47 PM
Darn! How come I never get any offers like that?
Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 | 10:16 AM
Everyone in my family ends up wealthy in their old age, but then they live FOREVER! They die just before the money runs out. There's always enough left over to pay for the funeral & the lawyers.
That's why I knew this was fake when I got it.
Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 | 03:48 PM
Am I the only one that noticed that the Asian author can not pronounce the r in Sarah?
Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 | 04:10 PM
...And Salah is a man's name.
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 | 03:37 AM
Here is another one fresh from sept. 14.:
This message will be the last notification that I will send to you as my earlier letters through Post Office was returned undelivered, hence I decided to reach you via email because this information needs urgent attention.
I'm contacting you because you bear the same surname with our deceased client who died in 2003, and the management of my bank have issued me a notice to provide an extended next of kin of the deceased or have the account confiscated within the next 14 banking days.
I am the Telex Department manager of my bank and also the personal account officer to the deceased, although I'm not contacting you officially from my bank for security reasons, but I am taking this step because I will be disappointed if the labour of my deceased client is confiscated.
So kindly get back to me with your full name and address for appraisal.
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