A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 22 Jan 2009 02:07:11 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Patrick Lee Chia"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, My name is Patrick Lee Chia. I trained and work as an external auditor for the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), working as part of a bigger team that covers the entire Asian region. On routine audit check last year, it happened that some investment accounts in the DBS that had been dormant for over fourteen years. All the accounts belong to a single/ one account holder with monies totalling a little above 3.9 million United States Dollars. Further investigations of the said account reveal that the investor, AN AMERICAN CITIZEN (from your country) had died in late 1992—the exact time the account was last operated. I also can confirm with absolute certainty that the said investor died in testate and no next –of –kin to his estate has been found or came forward all these years. Now, banking regulation/legislation here in Singapore demand that I do notify the fiscal authorities of dormant accounts of this type.Indeed after a statutory time span of fifteen years, dormant accounts of this type are called in as unclaimed monies by the Singapore monetary regulatory bodies. The above set of fact is the reason why I have contacted you. I am of the settled conviction that using our insider leverage, we (I am working on this with one other Auditor), working with you can secure the funds in this DBS account for ourselves instead of allowing it pass as unclaimed funds into the coffers of the Government of Singapore . This is especially possible as you bear the same LAST NAME to the said investor. As my purpose of writing is to ask your co-operation to put you forward as the only surviving relative of the deceased investor. I am in possession of all relevant documents (legal and Banking) that will facilitate our achieving this goal. Once we get this deposit in the DBS transferred to your name as Next-Of Kin, we shall use our banking knowledge and expertise, to supervise the transfer of his account holdings in DBS to an account to be nominated by you as sole beneficiary to the estate. Of course you shall be handsomely rewarded for your part in this transaction as the person I am working with is prepared to allocate a 25% slice of the total funds for your efforts. I shall however leave out the final details of this transaction till I receive an affirmation of your desire to participate. Rest assured that we are on top of the situation all the time and there will be no risk whatsoever if you elect to come on board. Needless to say though, UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY is of vital importance if we are to successfully reap the immense benefits of this transaction. Find above an email contact that you may reach me with. I shall furnish you with a telephone number by which we shall communicate on getting a response from you. I do expect to hear from you. Regards, Patrick Lee Chia firstname.lastname@example.org