Did you receive an email from a "Seng Wan" who
"would love to seek your indulgence over an urgent and very sensitive business
proposal." It's the usual dead,
wealthy person with no will and no heirs and you-have-the-same-last-name - scam!
"Seng" will just change the name of the dead man to match your surname. the
claim that "unclaimed funds are... credited to the Government for purchase of
military equipments" is, of course, completely false; just a nice scammer touch
to make the fraud work. It is a rather preposterous statement in any case.
Even if this were all true, you would be committing several
felonies and would end up in prison. In reality, it is all a scam.
Seng Wan (not his real name, obviously) hopes to con you into sending money for various "fees" to free the fortune.
If you would like a step by step
explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
From: seng wan < email@example.com
I hope this mail meets you in good mood. Please, I would love to seek your
indulgence over an urgent and very sensitive business proposal.
On August 3rd, 2005, a client Mr. Kerry Packer, made some fixed deposits
valued at (thirty- two million, five hundred thousand US Dollars) for
12-calendar months in my branch and this has long matured since July, 2005.
Efforts to reach him have all proved abortive as he did not affix any next of
kin in his official papers including the paper-work of his bank deposit.
Although in one of his visit later that year, he confided investing on a cricket
game in South Africa.
Painfully, the said client was the Australian multi-billionaire, Kerry Packer
who died on December 26th, 2005 after a protracted illness. Be that as it may,
such unclaimed funds are through the Singapore’s foreign and Defense laws,
credited to the Government for purchase of military equipments at the expiration
of its equivalent deposit period.
Consequently, I implore you as a foreigner to come and stand in as the next
-of -kin otherwise known as beneficiary to (Late) Kerry Packer to advert this
unhealthy confistication of these funds for "inhumane purposes". The money will
be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 55% for me,
you and 10% for any unprecedented expenses incurred in the course of the
Please, be assured that all the paper-work needed for this transaction will
be adequately processed, more so, my position as the credit Officer further
guarantees the safety and successful execution of this transaction in the
shortest possible time.
You will be provided with more details that will help you understand the
dealing upon your response. I sincerely urge you to please keep this transaction
personal because, I am confident of the enormous benefits this transaction will
bring to us both and I shall be requiring also your assistance to investing my
share in your country.
Awaiting your reply.