I can’t believe the ammount of spam i get in my mailbox just the other day though one particular email caught my eye. a mr Chen Minyong of the Singapore United Overseas bank wants to give someone over $3 million dollars and he has chosen me!!
there must be a catch i thought as there is never such thing as a free lunch. well in this instance the catch is that he wants to put $15 million into my bank account first. hmmm well i guess that would be ok.
This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation to ignore it
as serious could come into your mind but please consider it a divine wish
and accept it with a deep sense of humility.
My name is Mr.Chen Minyong, an external auditor for the United Overseas
Bank,Singapore,working as part of a bigger team that covers the entire
An investor died without naming a next of kin to his fund in my bank.The
amount is $15.7M and banking regulation/legislation in Singapore demand
that i notify the fiscal authorities after three years.The above set of
facts underscores my reason to seek your permission to have you stand as
the next of kin to the deceased investor.This funds will be approve and
release in your favour as the next of kin if only you will adhere to my
instruction and cooperate with me in one accord.
I have all the legal and Banking details of my deceased client that will
facilitate our putting you forward as the claimant/beneficiary of the
funds and ultimately transfer of the $15.7M plus interest to any
bank account nominated by you.I am prepared to compensate you with a 20%
share of the total funds for your efforts.The final details will be given
upon receipt an affirmation of your desire to participate.
Please contact me through my email address as time is of the essence in
this business.Also endeavor to forward the under listed details below to
my email address.
I wait in anticipation of your fullest co-operation.
Date Of Birth
Mr. Chen Minyong
honest and reliable is me
he must have heard that i am an honest and reliable individual who will definitely give him back the $12 million or so and only keep $3 million to myself. yes that must be why he has contacted me.
the real catch
i’m guessing that at a later stage he will either ask for money or more banking details so that “he may make his transfer”. the money you send him will never be seen again or he will use your details maliciously. i’m sure these types of scams must have been around for ages. does anybody ever fall for these emails? i thought they evolved into complicated phishing sites/emails. this email seems like the scammers have gone back to the basic free money scam. these scams only exist due to greed as too many want to make quick money and end up becoming victims of scams.