I sincerely apologize for the nature of my message which came without proper introduction and prior notice. I have contacted you with good intentions and I hope I can trust you with this inheritance opportunity which I am about to tell you. This email could be long but I plead with you to give it your time and consider it as well. I would want our communication to be basically through the email in order to maintain the confidentiality needed throughout the process of this inheritance claim. My name is Akarath Sriprasat, I am a banker here in Thailand and I want you to help me in getting back the money left behind by late Ms. Lucy C. Tan who was from the Philippines according to her records with our bank. If this will endanger your position and reputation, I would not have contacted you. This is safe and beneficial to both of us financially. I am presently the operations manager of our bank branch and I ask you to please do keep these information to yourself. I will give you more details of myself, our bank and the transaction itself once you accept to do this with me.
Late Ms. Lucy C. Tan lived and worked in Thailand as an international businesswoman and she deposited in our bank the sum of four million, ninety eight thousand United States dollars (US$4,098,000) as fixed deposit in the year 2004 for a term of two years without a rollover option. This bank account became dormant after six months of inactivity from the date of maturity. Usually, dormant bank accounts for a period of 10 years are forfeited by the depositors and paid into the government' s bank account as abandoned funds. I have tried calling Ms. Lucy C. Tan in order to inform her of the danger of losing her money with our bank and her phone number could not be reached, letters our bank sent to her address were not replied and emails sent to her kept bouncing back to us. When I tried to reach her beneficiary or next of kin, I discovered that she did not put any beneficiary or next of kin at the time she made the deposit and therefore did not leave anyone else for us to contact. The fear that she would lose the money made me undertook an independent investigation to know her whereabouts and I realized that she died in early 2005 while on vacation in Chonburi Province as a result of heart related illness. However, our bank does not know of her death even at this moment.
I had gone to her last known address here in Thailand and everyone that knew her confirmed she was dead. I also inquired from the registrar of deaths at Chonburi province where she died, her death was registered and I acquired a xeroxed copy of her death certificate but still there was no known relative of her. Some of the people that knew her said she was from Hong Kong, some said she was from Singapore, while majority said she was from the Philippines. I had visited the Philippines Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand and there was no record of her there and lastly, I visited the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) office in Manila to ask about her details and I was informed that the purported Philippine passport number is not found anywhere in the DFA' s records. All these made it impossible for me to locate any of her relatives as there was no record of her anywhere other than what we have in our bank records and there is not address of her back home.
Right now, all I want you to do is to apply for the claim of the money from our bank as her friend. Because of the way our bank works, it is only someone who is outside of Thailand that can successfully make the claim from our bank. It does not matter if you knew her or not, it does not matter if you had any kind of relationship with her or not, I will guide you all the way until the claim is made. It is not a matter of being greedy or having bad morals, we are not hurting anyone by making this claim and it is not the best to leave the money to eventually end up in the hands of few corrupt government officials while we have the opportunity to live better with the money when claimed. I assure you that this transaction is a risk free one and as the operations manager of our bank branch, the verification and approval of your application will be done by me. Once I approve it, you can claim the money.
With the circumstances surrounding the identity of the depositor, she cannot make the claim from our bank even if she comes back from the dead and no one else can. However, with my influence as the operations manager and interest in the money, we will easily make the claim. Everything will be done legally, have no fear about this. We will share the money into two equal parts (50:50) when the claim is made. Once you confirm the money in your bank account, I will clean up everything regarding the claim from our bank system and I will come over to your country for my own share. At the moment, I have copies of the documents relating to the deposit she made that you will file to back up your claim as the beneficiary. All I require is your sincerity and honest cooperation to enable us make the claim successfully. If you are willing to do this with me, write back and I shall inform you on what next to do to make sure you receive the money within the shortest time possible. Thank you.
Mr. Akarath Sriprasat.
Phone: +66-616312417 .