Scam email: Lim Choon Wee, an attorney for a dead wealthy man with your last name

Scam Money Transfers from Lawyers / Barristers
Example -
Lim Choon Wee
With a wealthy dead client with your last name

Have you received an email from "Lim Choon Wee", claiming that he is an attorney for a dead wealthy man (unnamed, in this case), who died without leaving the money to relatives, or no relatives could be found and now Lim Choon who wants you to pretend to be his relative. Of course, even if this were true; you would be committing several felonies, including fraud. He even sent a copy of "his" passport.

If you are still salivating and eager to fill out the form, we can assume you get scammed frequently, as this is simply another fraud to separate you from your money (that is, whatever money you have left after being scammed before).

If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!

Scam email from "Lim Choon Wee":

----- Original Message ----
From: Barrlimchoon Weechambers < >
Sent: Thursday, 17 April, 2008 7:16:45 PM
Subject: Attention-Miss Lindsday Lohan

Dear Lindsday Lohan,

I am Barrister Lim Choon Wee, a legal practitioner with  Lim Choon Wee law firm in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, I saw your contact and profile and decided that you could cooperate with me in this proposition.

I have a client who was deceased in November 2004,in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.I am contacting you because you have the same surname as my deceased client and i felt that you could help me in the distribution of funds that were left in my deceased client's account.

This fund is close to been declared un-serviceable by the finance house as there were no indicated next of kin or next of beneficiary of the fund in the account, having remained dormant for long.The total amount of cash in the account of my deceased client is US$ 5.7 Million ( Five Million, Seven Hundred Thousand United States dollars Only ).

The finance house had issued me, a notification to contact the next of kin
of my deceased client, to make beneficiary claim, of the fund in the account, with a month surcharge of 6% to be deducted as an Escrow safe keeping fee of the account,so as to avoid the indefinite closure of the account.

My proposition to you is to seek your consent, and to present your kind self as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my deceased client, since you have the same last name with him.

This means that the proceeds of his account would be paid to you as his next of kin or the legitimate beneficiary.When the proceeds in his account are paid to you, we would share the proceeds on a mutually agreed-upon percentage of 60% to me and 40% to your kind self.

All the legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next of-kin would be provided by me. The most important thing I would need is your honesty, utmost confidentiality and cooperation in this proposition.This would be done under a legitimate arrangement that would protect you from any breach of the law.

Please If this business proposition offends your Value,feel free to decline this proposal.And do not hesitate to contact me at once if you're interested by replying the mail.

For you to have a little knowledge as to my personality and profile, kindly click on this link:

Yours Faithfully,
Lim Choon Wee (Esq).

Reply from Lindsay Lohan

Lindsday Lohan <> wrote:

Dear Lim Choon Wee

Thank you for your email. I am interested in knowing more about this possible relative who lived in  Kuala Lumpur. I am at present researching my family tree, and would very much like more details about this person. As to the possibility that I am this persons next of kin there is a possibility that some where down the family line we were related. Please provide me with more information and on how to proceed forward with this.

Yours faithfully

Lindsay Lohan

Response from the scammer

From: Limchoon Wee < >
To: Lindsday Lohan <>
Sent: Tuesday, 22 April, 2008 1:46:41 PM
Subject: Details-Pls Read Carefully

Dear Lindsday,

Thanks for your urgent response. it is my honour to furnish you with the legality and details of this claims Scenario and processes.The actual sum involved is US$5.7Million (Five Million, Seven Hundred Thousand United Satates dollars Only).

Firstly,I want you to understand that I fully know that you are not related to my deceased client by any strech,rather this is a deal between YOU and I.It should be noted that after several efforts had proved futile in locating any survival or relative to my deceased client, I had no other option than to make research on the internet:using the SURNAME to track any close relative.It was during my research I came across your contact which I prayed upon before I decided to contact you.The fact that your surname tallies with that of my deceased client makes you eligible to stand for claims as his next of kin/beneficiary.Please note that at this present time you are the only person I have contacted and I started this research recently because the due date given to apply for claims is fast approaching.

Essentially,your assistance is basically required to fit you in as the Next of Kin to the deceased,which will facilitate the transfer of the aforesaid sums into your designated bank account as your inheritance.I want to use this great opportunity to assure you that as far as I am concerned this claims process is 100% RISK FREE on your side and if you cooperate fully with me by adhering to my instructions and advices there would not be any hinderance in the execution of this transaction.Inclusively,our dealings must be kept 100% confidential from both ends,becouse of my position in the deal. I guarantee that all modalities will be set in place to secure all legal documents that will fit you in as the legitimate next of kin to Late Mr. Johnson Tagg,who is the actual owner of the funds.

In order to commence with this claims process,we must first process the pertinent documents in your favour to back up claims that you are the Legitimate Next of Kin to the deceased before proceeding to the Finance Firm to apply for claims.After the processing of the Documents and endorsement from the concerned authorities,you will then be legitimately entitled to the above mentioned sums of money.These funds will however be transferred to your nominated bank account after approvals from the Finance Firm's Management.What is required from you to enable me process the necessary Documents that will back up claims as the Legitimate next of kin to the deceased, which will inturn mandate the Finance Firm to transfer the funds into your account are:

*-A scanned Copy of your International Passport or Drivers License sent by email attachment.
*-Your Tel/Fax numbers(To facilitate communication)
*-Your contact address.

Generally,there is the importance to ensure these funds are remited out of the Finance Firm as soon as possible because I am certain that after the due date given to apply for this claims the funds will be forfeited and so there is the need to act with every sense of urgency most especially because the funds are in a secret account with nobody having any knowledge of it.So be rest assured that nobody will come forward for claims even after we must have concluded this claims process.With my experience and status as the personal attorney to the deceased client,I can authoritatively and confidently assure you that all aspects of this transaction will be successful if you cooperate with me.

In addition,I want to also use this meduim to request your maximum transparency and honesty during this claims process.I would therefore, for matter of urgency, require from you, your full cooperation by return mail, your willingness based on the facts given and also, confirm your particulars in order to begin the processing of the necessary documentation to effect the transfer. It is now resolved that 40% of the total funds will be yours upon the receipt confirmation of the funds in your designated bank account,while 60% will be mine.I hope to use mine for investment opportunities when I come over to your country after this process is successfully completed.

Finally,I have attached a scanned copy of my international passport and I will be expecting yours for mutual trust and identification.


Kindly call me urgently as soon as you receive this mail on +60169768191.

Kind Regards,

Lim Choon Wee(Esq.)





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