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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YU WONG <mailto:email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2006
Subject: 123 URGENT-REPLY
FROM THE DESK OF:
BANK OF TOKYO MITUBISHI
U . F .J BANK
How are you today and business in your country? I am Mr. Yu Wong ,
Bank Manager of of Tokyo Mitubishi u f j Bank, okyo Branch. I would
respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential
respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this
contacted you independently of our investigation and no one is informed
communication. I know you would be wondering why I am writing you with
a request such as this but I only urge you to read on.Sometime in 1999,
consultant/contractor Mr.Glen Hatleberg made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit
calendar months, valued at large amount(Amount withheld for known reasons)
in my branch.
Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address
America but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally
from his contract employers, the Japanese Solid Minerals Corporation that
Glen Hatleberg died alongside his wife, from an airplane crash. Further
proof of the
death of Mr. Glen Hatleberg is in the following web pages for you to make
confirmations and further research about his death:
If you are familiar with private banking affairs,those who patronize
our services usually prefer anonymity, but also some levels of detachment
from conventional processes. In his bio-data form, he listed no next of
kin. In the field of private banking, opening an account with us means
no one will know of
its existence, accounts are rarely held under a name; depositors use numbers
and codes to make the accounts anonymous. This bank also gives the choice
to depositors of
having their mail sent to them or held at the bank itself, ensuring that
there are no
traces of the account. Private banking clients apart from not nominating
of kin also usually in most cases leave WILLS in our care, in this case;
Mr. Glen Hatleberg died intestate. In line with our internal processes
for account holders who
have passed away, my bank conducted a search in good faith to determine
who should have right to claim the estate. This has for the past months
This sum has since been sitting in my bank and the interest is being rolled
over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one it is evident
is going to come
forward for it.According to the Laws of my environment, at the expiration
of 7(seven) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Janpanese
Government if nobody
applies to claim the funds. What I wish to relate to you will smack of
unethical practice but I want you to understand something. It is only
an outsider to the banking
world who finds the internal politics of the banking world aberrational.
The world of
banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those who occupy certain
offices end oversee certain portfolios.You should have begun by now to
put together the general direction of what I propose as I alone have the
deposit details and
they will release the deposit to no one unless evidence of relationship
with the deceased, which I shall provide you with, is presented. I alone
know of the existence of this deposit for as far as the Bank of Tokyo
Mitubishi is concerned,the bank's management has no single idea of the
history or nature of the deposit. They are simply
awaiting instructions to release the deposit to the party that comes forward.
This is the situation. My bank has spent great amounts of money trying
this man's family; they have investigated for months and have found no
investigation has come to an end.Consequently, what I propose is that
will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Glen
Hatleberg so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not get into
the hands of some corrupt
government officials. Acting in this capacity really is simple as I will
explain in detail to you when I get your response. However, I wish to
state that because of my level of involvement, when you are awarded the
funds and it has been paid into your account, it will be shared 75/25
between us.Being aware of this request I am making, I ask that if you
find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail.
I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer
is of no appeal to
you,delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. You may not know
this but people like me who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations
run the whole private banking sector. I am not a criminal and what I do,
I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand,
but the dynamics of my industry
dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones' way
once in a lifetime.
If you will not work with me let me know and I will move on with my
life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an opportunity
provide my family with new opportunities. The reward for this project
makes it is a task well worth undertaking. Ihave evaluated the risks and
the only risk I have
here is from you refusing to work with me and alerting my bank.
My position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution
of this transaction. If you find yourself able to work with me, I urge
indicate to that effect by contacting me through this email address.
firstname.lastname@example.org Upon your response, if favourable, I shall
then provide you withmore details and
relevant information that will help you get full understanding of this.
I wish to inform you that should you contact me via official channels;
deny knowing you and about this project. Contact me only through the numbers
I will provide for you and also through this email address. I do not want
any direct link
between you and me.
My official lines are not secure lines as they are periodically
monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total
Management Policy.Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife
and children, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained
and that success and
riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth
I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence.
If we can be of
one accord, we should plan a meeting, soon.In closing, please observe
utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would
be most profitable for both of us. After receiving your reply, I will
then furnish you with a more comprehensive detail of this transaction
and what is required.
Awaiting your urgent reply.
Mr. Yu Wong .
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