CHINATRUST COMMERCIAL BANK.
NAN KAN BRANCH, TAIWAN
REPUBLIC OF CHINA
I am Mr.Song Lee, Bank Manager of Chinatrust Commercial Bank, Nan Kan branch, Taiwan, R.O.C. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.
On June 6, 1998, a British Oil consultant/contractor with the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation, Mr. Smith Lawrence made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation that Mr. Smith Lawrence died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Smith Lawrence did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$30,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of Republic of China, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Chinese Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Smith Lawrence so that the fruits of this old man’s labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. A bank account in any part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 90% for me and 10% for you.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private email address above. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.
Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.
Awaiting your urgent reply via my email address.
Thanks and regards.
Mr Song Lee.h
Dear Mr. Lee,
Thank you for your recent message. This is an amazing coincidence, and I’m eager to speak with you further about this situation. You see, my father’s name is Smith Lawrence. My parents never married, and I never knew my father, but my mother, Yukio Fujimoto of San Francisco, CA, told me that he was a British man working in the oil industry. They met when he was consulting in Japan and she traveled to America with him, but he abandoned us when my mother was four months pregnant with me.
Obviously the money in that account rightfully belongs to me, and I will be happy to provide whatever documentation you require in order to verify my identity. I will contact my attorney on Monday morning to arrange the transfer of the funds to a US bank.
Thank you so much for seeking me out in this way.
* This information is very confidential. It is for you only *
In furtherance to your response to my communication, in which you indicated your positive disposition towards assisting me in this transaction, I am heartly express my profound gratitude to that effect and I must maintain that we shall succeed as we are about to commence this deal. Let me reiterate here that I seek an assistance from you that will benefit us mutually and believing in the principle of look before you leap, I am sending you more information to enable you have an indepth and total understanding of this transaction before we commence and with your apparent understanding of the need for utmost confidentiality and secrecy about every detail of this transaction till such a time when it is safe to do otherwise, we shall succed. However, If after reading this detail and you still deem it fit to render the desired assistance, then give me a call so we can proceed, if your response is in the negative, please do well to inform me via email and destory all the communication we have shared.
It is a given thing that trust is earned, it is not given out lightly, however, because of my dire need for a foreign partner in this transaction, I must give you my trust. As Human psychology responds, humans, been what we are expect to know what is in it for them in any endearvour they get involve in, thus I have decided to give you 10% of the total sum as an _expression of my gratitude for your assistance and partnership. And as a further assurance that my share of of the sum (90%) will be remitted to me as at when needed/requested. All you need to do is just to provide an account in any part of the world where you want this money to be transferred, as long as you have total and complete control over such an account. Upon receipt of this account details and a brief profile of yourself, I shall immediately begin the processes which will be done by the attorney that shall be appointed. This is to ensure that all documents covering you as the rightful recipient of the sum, shall be properly and legally obtained.
The reason for my request for your assistance and partnership is strictly for the purpose of someone to pose as the next of kin of the deceased (see initial proposal for referrence) and to provide a foreign bank account (personal or company account) into which the sum shall be transferred into, as we dont enjoy the luxury and priviledge of owning one (foreign account) as a citizen of my country and a serving employee without arousing suspicion. For you to be further assured, a zero balance account, which is an account with little or no money in it, would be very much welcomed. For us to commence, I need the following information from you, this will enable process the required documents that will put in place as the beneficiary of the funds, the needed information is as follows:
Your name and address;
Any valid identification to be sent to me via fax or email:
A brief profile (Curricullum Vitae) of yourself:
Your confidential telephone and fax numbers:
Your bank name and address;
Your account name:
Your ABA number and swift code if any:
Please send the above information to me via e mail . As soon as I get the requested information above, I will take the information to the Attorney who will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits which will put you in place as the next of kin and in return, I shall fax to you all the documents and further details, without the supply of the required in formation from you, we cannot commence and we shall end up wasting each others time. The attorney will draft a Will which will name you as the beneficiary/sole executor of the described inheritance therein theWill. This WILL will be backdated to purport that it had been written and signed by the depositor himself. The attorney will file in the High court with an appropriate affidavit in order to empower you as the next of kin/Sole Beneficiary and Trustee/Sole Executor of the Estate of depositor which includes the sum of US$30M lying in the account number which I shall give you. Upon preparation and proceesing of these documents and approvals from the relevant authorities and the legal department of my bank has been inevitably granted, the funds will be transferred to your account immediately through our correspondent bank in Europe or America, depending on which correspondent bank is recommended to handle your funds.
The very good thing about this transaction is that it will be done under strict adherence to the laid down laws and all legal process must be duely observed and therefore no risk involved as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us. I hope this will be an enduring partnership, because I will need your help to do a research into viable and feasible investment options for me; because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country as any attempt for me to invest my share of the money in my country will only trigger off attention to me and a chain of investigation will ensue.
It is of utmost importance that you communicate only with the provided telephone and efax numbers as I’d rather the email being used for lighter communication and at anytime the telephones get tough on us. So please call me on my telephone number to acknowlegde the receipt of this email so we can discuss to smoothen out entangle issues that you do not understand. The estimated timeframe for the conclusion of this transaction will be 7 banking days from the date you send me the required information, I advice you expedite actions.
Please confirm your sustained willingness to assist in this transaction by providing the above requested information,as same will be used during the course of this transaction to achieve our goal, if we agree on the terms and conditions that will be made known in my subsequent correspondents to you . Be rest assured that all modalities for the successful completion of this transaction have been mapped out provided that you maintain absolute confidentiality and keep to the instructions that I shall hand over to you from time to time for a successful completion. Once I clarify your willingness to proceed with the transaction, I shall intimate you with further instructions.
I await your call, and response while anticipating your full co-operation.
Mr. Song Lee
Chinatrust Commercial Bank
257, Chung Cheng Road, Lu chu, Taoyuan, Taiwan. R.O.C.
Tel: + 8821652099749. Efax 1 413 826 0128
Maybe I didn’t make myself clear before. I am the sole heir to Smith Lawrence, and ALL of the money in his account is rightfully mine. I’m not assisting you with anything; the money is my late father’s, and you are assisting me in claiming my inheritance.
I will of course pay you a tidy sum for handling the transfer of the account to me, upon completion. I’m prepared to give you 10%, plus another 5% for expenses.
Please proceed with the arrangements. My attorney will contact you on Monday.
Darn. Another dead end.