Below is yet another example of a fake business proposal . Again, note the many, many misspellings, poor grammar, use of a hotmail account (and the guy's supposed to be a senior vp at a bank?). And, of course, he reassures you that he will have an attorney prepared the documents so it is all "legalized". There is one clever twist: the use of a real news story and a link to it to lend an air of authenticity to the scam. But still they can't construct a simple sentence properly!
MR.CHONG SU FATT
Chang Hwa Commercial Bank Ltd.
1 Finlayson Green #08-00,
Compliments of the day!
I got your contact on my private search for a reliable and trusted person to handle a transaction of this nature. I know that the contents of this mail might sound so strange, but I want to assure you that every word of it is true.I am MR.CHONG SU FATT,credit officer of the Chang Hwa Commercial Bank Ltd.I have a concealed business suggestion for you.Before the plane crash of macedonian's president and his cabinet members on February 26, 2004 , our client Mr.Risto Blazevski from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,macedonia and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of Seven Million,Six Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch.You can visit this website:
After his death it was also discovered that Mr.Risto Blazevski did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank.So, Seven Million,Six Hundred Thousand United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it.
What bothers me most is that according to the to the laws of my country at the expiration two years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Singapore Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Risto Blazevski so that you will be able to receive his funds.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE:
I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful.I have contacted an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Mr.Risto Blazevski ,all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names and Address so that the attorney can commence his job.After you have been made the next of kin,the attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you.There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.
Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 70% for me, 25% for you and 5%for any expenses incurred during the course of this operation.Should you be interested please send me your private phone and fax numbers for easy communication, you can write me via my private box thus:( email@example.com ) and i will provide you with more details of this operation.
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
MR.CHONG SU FATT.