A Scam Email with the Subject "Consideration requested." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 14 Jul 2009 02:37:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Melvin Khoo Jin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Firstly I would like to introduce myself. My name is Melvin Khoo Lay Jin of TAN PENG CHIN LLC, Director Head â Asset & Wealth Management Dept. I have taken pains to find your contact details through personal endeavours with you not being the only person I have contacted for this venture. So without further time wastage I would like to go straight to the reason for this unsolicited message. Â I write to appraise you on a possible profitable venture concerning a foreigner who died here in Singapore twentytwo years ago leaving behind an estate/capital (US$12.8M with interest) here in the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS). I would not know if to say fortunately or unfortunately but nobody has come forward or put up an application for claim of the said moneys, I am certain of this considering the fact the said foreigner was my client until his passing. I feel it is very important I include the websites of the incident for you to view, which claimed the life of the late investor. http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/about_us/history/maturing_saf/v05n03_history.html.print.html?Status=1 http://infopedia.nlb.gov.sg/articles/SIP_783_2004-12-31.html I can confirm with certainty that the said Investor died interstate in 1986 and no next-of-kin to his estate has been located all these years. I am of the settled conviction that using my leverage and working with you, I can portray you and the benefaciary of the said estate thus securing the funds in the account for ourselves instead of allowing it pass as unclaimed funds into the treasury of the Government of Singapore. In pursuant of the above plan, you shall be handsomely rewarded for your assistance and co-operation in this transaction. I have decided to allocate 40% of the total funds for your role. If you are interested in this venture, please do not fail to notify me on your willingness to participate in this rare opportunity. Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and confidentiality in this matter. I can be reached at [email@example.com] I await your response. Best regards, Melvin Khoo Lay Jin