This email with the subject "Let Me Know" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 12 Feb 2009 15:42:08 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr Tai Lin"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Mr Tai Lin ,branch manager in one of the leadingbanks here in shanghai china. I respectfully seek your sincere conscent in this profitable proposal that i will explain to you.Six(6) years ago,precisely on tuesday Nov 6, 2002,a british oil consultant/contractor with the chinese mineral cooperation, deposited a numbered sum of Thirty million united states dollars(30,000,000 USD) in my branch valid for twelve calender months. On maturity, notification was sent to him umpteently but no response was forth coming. Thorough investigations were made and it was revealed by his contract employees; that the chinese solid mineral cooperation that he died from an unfortunate mishap.All paper works in my bank revealed that he did not declare any next of kin or relations.No one will ever come for this money.The law in place here in the republic of China stipulates that after six(6) years such monies are reverted to the chinese government.I want the money moved out of my bank as soon as possible before this long standing banking law is implemented and the money getting to top corrupt chinese government officials. Consequently, my demand from you is your conscent to stand as the next of kin to this late man's funds which I have total control over; be urgently transferred to any account provided by you in any part of the world.This transfer will go through several legal stages that will undoubtdly put you in place as the next of kin and eliminate any form of risk. A hired attorney will prepare the necessary documents that will legalize the procedures leading to the final transfer of the funds.My position here will speed up the legal procedures.Upon successful transfer into the account, we will share the money in the ratio 80% for me and 20% for you.For futher correspondences with you,I will like you would provide to me: Your Names in Full: Age: Occupation: Your Permanent Home Address: confidential Tel and Fax no: Please keep this confidential and lets do our best to see the end of this rewarding proposal.I will like to build a high level of trust with you and would require your assistance in investing my share in your country. ATTN:please Reply me via my office box:email@example.com, for personal/security reasons. I urgently await your conscent. Thanks and regards. Mr. Tai Lin