Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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From: MR JOSEPH WONG <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006
Subject: I AWAIT YOUR SWIFT RESPONSE!!
BANK OF AMERICA (ASIA) LTD.
17/F DEVCON HOUSE
979 KING'S ROAD
I am Joseph Wong, credit officer of Bank of America (Asia) Ltd, Hong Kong.
I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.
On October 6, 2001, an American Engineer/Consultant with the Chinese Solid
Minerals Corporation, Mr. Mr. Steinmetz Horst made a (Fixed) Deposit for
twelve calendar months, valued at US$40,500,000.00 (Forty Million Five
Hundred thousand United State 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. Mr. Steinmetz Horst died from a recurrent heart disease.
On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a will
and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Mr.
Steinmetz Horst did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his
official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank.
This sum of US$40,500,000.00 is still lingering 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 the Hong Kong Law, under china's foreign and defense affairs,
at the expiration of 5 (five) years, such funds will revert to the
ownership of the Chinese Government for financing military operations,
such as purchasing of arms and ammunitions for the military.
In order to avert this negative development, I will like to seek for your
permission as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr. Mr. Steinmetz
Horst so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not be use for
financing weapons which will further enhance the courses of war in the
world in general.
The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of
60% for me and 30% for you and 10% for Expenses Incurred in the course of
the transaction. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this
project will be done by my
Attorney and with my position as the credit officer guarantees the
successful execution of this project. If you are interested, please reply
Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and that
will help you understand the transaction.
You should observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this
project would be most profitable for both parties because I shall require
your assistance to invest my share in your country.
Kindly send your response to my private email account
Awaiting your urgent reply.
Thanks and regards.
Mr. Joseph Wong
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