A reader forwarded me this scam, and said “This guy sent several email messages and called my office.”
The scammer’s email tells the usual story of millions of dollars left in an account by a deceased victim with no friends or family and a dishonest banker who just needs your help to get his hands on the cash.
This scammer knew my reader’s name (which I have removed) and appears to have obtained the email address and phone number from a business listing or website. This is the first time that I have heard of a scammer following up a scam email with a phone call. If you get a phone call like this at work, put the phone down.
MR Lee Chin
FOREIGN REMMITANCE AND ACCOUNTING UNIT.
Greetings, My Reader’s Name
I have a proposal for you – this however is not mandatory nor will I in any
manner compel you to honor against your will. I am 42, and work with a bank
(one of the leading banks in the SOUTH/EAST ASIA ). Here in this bank existed
a dormant account for the past 8 years which belong to a American national, late Mr.& Mrs Raymond Becks.Mrs Dorene Becks, died on Egypt Air Flight 990
When I discovered that there had been no deposits nor withdrawals from this account for this long period, I decided to carry out a system investigation and discovered that non
of the family member nor relations of the late person is aware of this
account.This is the story in a nutshell. Now I want an account overseas where
the bank will transfer this funds.
Thereafter, I had planned to destroy all related documents for this account. It
is a careful network and for the past eleven months I have worked out everything
to ensure a hitch-free operation. The amount is not so much at the moment and plus all the accumulated interest the balance in this account stands at-(US$ 9.5 million US dollars).
Now our questions are:-
1. Can you handle this project?
2. Can I give you this trust?
3. What will be your commission?
If you can sponsor this transfer Consider this and get back at us as soon as
possible. Finally, it is my humble prayer that the information as contained
herein be accorded the necessary attention, urgency as well as the secrecy it
I Expect your urgent response if you can handle this project.
Mr Lee CHin