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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wang qin <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006
Subject: Read and Respond asap.
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FROM THE DESK OF:
DES VOEUX RD.BRANCH
CENTRAL HONG KONG
I am Mr.Wang Qin, credit officer of
Hang Seng Bank Ltd, Hong Kong. I have an urgent and very confidential business
proposition for you.
On october 6, 1999, an American
consultant/contractorwith the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation, Mr. Smith
Lawrence made a (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at
US$68,000,000.00 (six-eight Million 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. Smith
Lawrence 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. Smith Lawrence did not declare any kin or relations in all
his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This
sum of US$68,000,000.00 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 the Hong Kong Law,under china's foreign
and defense affairs,at the expiration of 7 (seven) 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
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.
Smith Lawrence 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
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 transaction will be done by my attorney and with my position as the
credit officer guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you
are interested, please reply immediately.
Upon your response, I
shall then provide you with more details and that will help you understand the
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 invest my share in your
Awaiting your urgent reply.
- wang qin
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