This email with the subject "ROUTINE NOTIFICATION. PLEASE CONFIRM!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 06 Jul 2006 19:28:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Song Lee \(Credit Finance\) Taipei Taiwan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
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I am contacting you in respect of a transaction of very great importance. Though, I know that contact of this nature will make any one apprehensive and suspicious. Kindly be rest assured that there is no reason for you to fear, as all cognate issues about this notification has been very well articulated and considered thus, your interest will be protected. I will appreciate it, if you would allow me bring you into a clearer picture of what is on ground, as to what I intend to do, so as to enable you make an informed decision with regards to the following.
I am Song Lee; I work with the private banking branch of a bank here in south <*xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
This enquiry that I am bringing to your knowledge, involves a client who made a one year roll-over time investment deposit, who from my understanding shares the same S/name with you. It was brought to my knowledge that the aforementioned client died intestate and nominated no next of kin to the title over investments made. We came to know of you via a Data Collation Base System (D.C.B.S). Hence I am making this contact. The essence of this communication with you is to request that you provide me with information on 3 KEY issues.
1. Are you aware of any relative/relation, whose last known, contact address was In Taipei, Taiwan?
2. Are you aware of any investment of considerable value made by such a person with any Private Bankers in Hong Kong/Taiwan?
3. Can you establish beyond reasonable doubt your eligibility to assume status of next of kin to the deceased?
He passed on in an air crash along with his wife on
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/502503.stm since his death, none of his relatives or associates has come forward to lay claims to his funds as next-of-kin, and on my own I have made concerted effort to locate any of his relatives but all proved abortive.
I cannot have access into the deceased portfolio (accounts) nor have the funds therein released, unless someone applies for it, by laying claims of ownership over the funds by way of a next-of-kin to the deceased. This procedure is inline with our bank policies and rules of operations. It is upon this discovery and the need to have the funds remitted out of the custody of the bank, to anyone who will be favorably disposed to assisting me in securing the funds from the holding account into his custody. By way of standing in as the next of kin, to this end I am willing to split the funds with you in the ratio of 40% / 60%, as a sign of my appreciation and your partnership. I therefore seek your permission and assistance, to present you and have you stand in as next of kin to the deceased investment asset, so that the funds can be released and transfer to you as inheritance. All legal and supporting documentations that will establish your beneficiary status over the funds as inheritance due payable to you, shall be carefully worked and taking of by me. Several attempts made in the past years up until the recent past to locate the surviving relative of the deceased yielded no result. It is either we join forces together to have the funds remitted to you, through legal means, which is the only way or allow the confistication process of the investment deposit which has yielded huge interest over the years to take effect.
Please acknowledge receipt of this notification and your response in the affirmative by furnishing me with the following information if you are interested.
1. A beneficiary name, in order for me to prepare the document for transfer in your name.
2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers for our personal contact and for easy communication between both of us.
Upon your acceptance and response to this message, I shall send you further follow-up details as to how and what we shall have to do to secure to begin the process leading to the in avoidable remittance of the funds to you as your Inheritance. I urge you not to take undue advantage of the trust I am compelled to repose in you as the inevitable success of this proposal shall bring about better life for you and me.
I await your response in earnest.
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