In this particular scam, the scammer wants me to help him commit fraud and steal non existent money from a non existent dead man's bank account (which of course doesn't exist).
Rather incongruously he assures me that there is "no risk involved"!
Unfortunately the scammer is none too bright, he starts off by talking about $24.5M, then later he talks about $20.5M. Where did the $4M go to?
Clearly this transaction is not as risk free as he would have me believe.
One other point, what the fark is an obscured business proposal when it is at home?
In summary, this scam is utter garbage.
FROM: Lee Raymond Wing Hung,
Bank of China, Hong Kong
I am Mr. Lee Raymond Wing Hung, Chief Financial Officer, Bank of China, Tower Branch, 1 Garden Road Hong Kong. I have an obscured business proposal for you. Before the U.S and Iraqi war, our client Aajel Jiber Hassef a Merchant made a numbered fixed deposit valued at Twenty Four million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars, for 18 calendar months, in my branch. Upon maturity several notices were sent to him, even during the war which began in 2003. Again, after the war another notification was sent, but still no response came from him. We later found out that my client, his wife and two sons had been killed during the war.
After further investigation, it was also discovered that Aajel Jiber Hassef did not declare any next of kin in his official papers, including the paperwork of his bank deposit. 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 million 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 of 3 years and 6 months the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government, if nobody applies to claim it. Against this backdrop, I will like you, as a foreigner, to stand as next of kin to Aajel Jiber Hassef, so that we can receive his funds.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE
I want you to know that there is no risk involved. I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I have contacted an attorney who will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Aajel Jiber Hassef. All that is required from you, at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names, private phone/fax and current residential address, so that the attorney can commence his job. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also file for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favour for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you. Please endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Should you be interested I shall provide you with more details on this operation. You can reach me with the email below.
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Lee Raymond Wing Hung.