This email with the subject "Yours, Sincerely,......" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 May 2009 02:33:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Wang Chu Lee"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Pardon me if I have offended you by contacting you for such a big transaction through e- letter, which makes it suspicious considering the type of fraud proposals moving around the world today. However, I was advised to explain this transaction to you on face-to-face meeting. I could not do this because of the situation in the world today not being sure of your reaction. Having said that, I would respectfully request that all information disclosed to you is ONLY on a need to know basis as it is the outcome of intense and exhaustive private investigation I carried out to locate a beneficiary of an asset in the custody of our establishment of which I am in charge of the department responsible for the custody of the said asset. Due to this, I am compelled to disclose certain information to you. I plead that you keep this to yourself and be kind enough to let me know your position. Four years ago, precisely in November 2005, a nuclear/electrical engineer who consulted for one of Indonesia’s largest Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC), made a post-boundary trade investment deposit of Eighteen Million, One hundred and Sixty Thousand, One hundred and Seventy Six Dollars for a 52-week period. Upon maturity of the trade deposit, several notifications were sent to his forwarding address, but no reply was received. Locating any of his relative was completely impossible. Due to the sensitive nature of his job as a nuclear facility consultant, the laws of Indonesia grants such person(s) the reserved right and privileges to divulge or not to divulge any information about himself/herself as it is deemed that doing so will compromise on their safety and by extension that of their employer. It is also binding on whomever it may concern not to compel such person(s) to give such information if he or she chooses not to. Consequently, in this case no informa! tion was divulged to us about his It may also interest you to know that under the deposit forfeiture and confiscation (D.F.C) Act CAP II, Par. I of 1995 of the Republic of Indonesia. Any idle and unserviced financial deposit made into a bank and/or any financial institution in cash, bond, equity or any form of financial asset or instrument, at the expiration of 4 (four) years, shall be declared a frozen asset and put in forfeiture holding for 30 days after which if nobody still come forward to claim it, then the bank or financial institution in whose custody the funds are will then be mandated by the regulatory authourity to initiate forfeiture and confiscation procedures of the asset. Thereafter a large percent of the funds then, becomes the property of the government of Indonesia, while the other percent is given to the bank as its share, which go on to increase the capital base of the concerned bank and/or financial institution. Having been unsuccessful in locating any of his relatives for the last four years and the running of the 4 weeks grace period giving which ends in a couple of weeks and convinced that no one is coming forth to lay claim to the trade deposit, and having satisfied the mandatory legal obligation/requirement of beneficiary/next of kin notification. I thought it wise to seek your partnership, trust, and consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the funds with the value as stated above can be released to you as the next of kin. The strategies to confirm and legally establish your next of kin status to show and prove the funds had been bequeathed to you before the demises of the primary depositor have been perfected. All I await now is your nod of agreement to collaborate with me in having the funds duly released and paid to you before the confiscation process that will begin in 28 days from now is initiated. I guarantee that, all aspect and processes will be executed under applicable legal parameters to protect you and insulate us from any contravention of applicable laws of Indonesia. I shall furnish you with further detailed information as to the way forward upon receipt of a positive response from you. Thank you for finding out time to read my email. Yours, Sincerely, Mr. Wang Chu Lee