View Thread : Ah yes, another scam...

Dark Jaguar
Another foolish one decided to try and scam me, and it got through the spam blocker... (Not a surprise, even with that thing activated, a lot of stuff gets through... I haven't had a non-spam e-mail in a few months...) Anyway, it's rather hilarious so I decided, eh, might as well post it...

Sai Wan Ho Branch
171 Shaukiwan Road
Hong Kong.
[email protected]

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Cheung
credit officer of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. I have a
concealed business suggestion for you.

Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client General.
Ibrahim Moussa who was with the Iraqi forces and also
business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 18
calendar months, with a value of Twenty millions Five
Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my
branch. Upon maturity several notice was sent to him,
even during the war early last year. Again after the
war another notification was sent and still no
response came from him. We later found out that the
General and his family had been killed during the war
in bomb blast that hit their home.

After further investigation it was also discovered
that Gen. Ibrahim Moussa 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, Twenty millions Five
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 laws of my country at the expiration 3 years the
funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong
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 Gen. Ibrahim Moussa so that you will be able to
receive his funds.


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
Gen. Ibrahim Moussa, 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 fill 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 then negoiate the sharing ratio.

Should you be interested please send me your private
phone and fax numbers for easy communication and I
will provide you with more details of this operation.

Your earliest response to this letter will be
appreciated.please contact me via this
E-mail:[email protected]

Kind Regards
Mr. Cheung Pui

So, the obvious thing to do? Pretend to fall for it, but in the most evil way possible! Here's my response.

Interesting plan, but here's a better one. How about
instead of negotiating this nasty sharing business, I
take ALL the money for myself, and in exchange, I
won't turn you in to your government for fraud. Don't
think I won't do it. You made the mistake of giving
me all the information I need. I require you send ALL
the money to me in the form of an access code for that
bank account within 24 hours or you can consider
yourself out of a job, among other things. I do hope
this can conclude quickly and without any treachery on your part, and you hope this too.

Great Rumbler
Heh, don't expect a reply to that. :)

I am vastly interested in your business proposal, DJ, and would like to explore this wonderful venture.

Laser Link
Hehehe. Lucky you DJ. How ever did they pick you to be their business partner from several hundred million email addresses in the world.

Man, these guys don't even try anymore. Next of kin to some Kong Kong general? Give me a break.

Great Rumbler
Here's one I recieved:

I was going to tell you this elaborate
story about how I'm related to Osama bin Laden
and I siphoned money away from and now I need
to get rid of it
and I need you to send me a small deposit so that
I can send you a million dollars
but instead I just decided to tell you the truth
and say that I'm just a scammer and I'm going
to steal the deposit you sent me and use it to
buy drugs and never send you anything ever
so....wanna send me some money?

Dark Lord Neo
Hmm, is it weird if his honesty makes me want to help him out?

Dark Jaguar
Yes, yes it DOES make you an idiot.