Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "FROM MR.WILLIAM WEI./URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 26 Oct 2010 18:45:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "WILLIAM WEI"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Gretings to you from China I am Mr William Wei,Bank Manager, Bank Of Overseas Chinese North Shyn 
Lin District, Taipei, Taiwan.I have business proposition for you. On June 6, 1999, a British Oil 
consultant/contractor with the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation, MR. DAVID ABEL made a Fixed 
Deposit  of the sum of US$10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States Dollars) which accumulated  to 
the sum of US$20,160,176.00 (Twenty Million, One hundred and sixty thousand, One hundred and 
seventy six United States Dollars) for twelve calendar months in my branch.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. 
DAVID ABEL 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. David ABEL did not de
This sum of US$20,160,176.00 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.Consequently, 
my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to MR.DAVID ABEL 
so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government 
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.
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, Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant 
documents that will help you understand the transaction.
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 

Please get intouch with me at
Courage is my life.
Thanks and regards,
Mr.William Wei