Sunday, March 28, 2010

Today's once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be scammed

This scam is unusual only in that it says that 20% of the ill-gotten gains will be given to charity. It's still a scam. The only person who will make any money is the scammer. Don't respond, don't be fooled by messages like this.

From: Deng Xiyang hgareth73@yahoo.com.hk
Date: Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 1:14 PM
Subject: URGENT ATTENTION NEEDED

From the Desk of Deng Xi Yang
Nanyang Commercial Bank
Hong Kong
Tel/Fax: +852-3014-1829

Dear Friend,

I am Mr. Deng XiYang, Principal Assurance Manager for the Nanyang Commercial Bank in Hong Kong. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of our Late client and an investment placed under our Banks management.I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication. In 2000, the subject matter, Our Late client came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of Eighteen Million, Five Hundred United States dollars only (US$18.5M), which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.

Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins in our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over US$10M. In mid 2006, he instructed that the principal sum (US$18.5M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Hong Kong. We got in touch with a specialist bank in Hong Kong the Guangdong Development Bank (GDB) who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to our Late Client. However Guangdong Development Bank got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that he was involved in an accident, which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you is because you bear the same Last name with Our Late Client.

What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. After making you the next of kin of this fund first in the Nanyang Commercial Bank.On verifications, which will be subject to details I make available to my bank, my Bank will release the funds to you after all necessary verification/application has been processed in accordance to Hong Kong Inheritance Laws.

I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in these ratios which I think should be acceptable by you; 40% for me, 40% for you while the balance 20% would be shared among various charity Organizations around the world. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration four years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of Kin to our late client so that you will be able to receive his funds.

I want you to know that this is a lifetime opportunity for us because as the saying goes "Opportunity comes but once in a life time" hence we have to make use of it. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a Chinese National we see so much funds been re-assigned/labeled un-claimed daily. I will make further details available to you when I hear back from you.

Please do not betray my CONFIDENCE. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this. Do pardon my writing mistakes and kindly get back to me if you are interested via my private Email an Fax: +852-3014-1829 respectively.

I await your response.

Mr. Deng Xiyang

268 comments:

  1. May 15, 2010

    I just received a letter to my X-wife, who has not been at this address for 18 years, that she could be a 50 percent windfall recipient of $22.350 Million. All she needed to do is contact Xioping Lee, Manager Asset Management Department, Guangdong Development Bank and claim kinship to Mr. Robert Tucker. He supposedly had business relations with this bank in the year 2000, liquidated assets to Dah Sing Bank, and then died in country (RED China) sometime after "mid 2002". These funds are intestate and he is writing because of being namesakes (tucker). THIS IS A SCAM !!!!!!!!!!
    His phone is 011 852-30518225, fax 011 852-3015-4837. His email accts are Xiopingl@yahoo.com.hk or Xiopiongl@gmail.com.

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    1. I just got a similar letter in the post from Toshihiko Fukuyama with Shoko Chukin Bank Japan,I note it was posted from South Africa

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    2. i just got a email too from a simon wei from hong kong scam

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    3. Received my letter today from Mr Andrew Chen. Back of envelope if undelivered Nationwide Corporate Finance Ltd The Works, West Street Olney Bucks MK4 65HR. Delivered by
      Royal Mail 2nd class MK18224.

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    4. I just got a similar letter today from Toshihiko Fukuyama and was posted from the Czech Republic! fax +81 3 6385 7554 Email: tfukuyama2030@aol.jp.

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  2. Same here, but now I am the namesake. This came from "The Desk of Li Wang Yung" holds the same position of "Manager Asset Management Department, Guangdong Development Bank". The email here is: liwangyung@yahoo.co.hk and liwangyung@gamil.com. Telephone and fax numbers are the same. It is thanks to this that one, simple search confirmed what I suspected: HOAX!

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  3. I had this letter today, wording very similar but from 'The desk of Michael Chong-Hong'. It looked like a scam and this site confirms it is.

    The Guangdong Development Bank has had several officials arrested recently.

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  4. From The Desk of Lin Chen Huang
    Tel: + 852-8120-7561
    Fax: + 852-3015-0814
    Email: lin.chenhuang@hotmail.com

    30th June, 2010

    Dear Palaniappa Nanjappan,

    I am Mr. Lin Chen Huang, Manager Asset Management Department for the Guangdong Development Bank in China. I have asked a friend coming to Pretoria for the world cup to send you this letter on my behalf. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with similar last name and an investment placed under our banks management many years ago.

    I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication. In 2000 the subject matter; Mr. Thomas Nanjappan came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of $12.350 million (Twelve Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States dollars) which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.

    Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over $1.8 million United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed that the principal sum ($12.350M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Hong Kong. We got in touch with a specialist bank in Hong Kong the Dah Sing Bank (DSB) who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to Mr.Costin. However Dah Sing Bank got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that Mr.Costin was involved in an accident in Mainland China, which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you is because you are namesakes.

    What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. My bank will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank, my bank will instruct DSB to make payments to you. You do not have to have known him. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state.

    Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a Chinese National we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above Email, Telephone and Fax numbers.

    Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this. Please get back to me immediately via the telephone, fax number or email address above and let me know if you intend to assist or not. If you also do not want to be involved kindly let me know so I would sever further communication with you.

    I await your response.

    Lin Chen Huang

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  5. i have received an email too.. i don't know from where they can have my email addresses... i just received in my spam....
    it's came from MADRID, anyway i"m indonesian people... soo kine the Govermant of Madrid or somthings want to gave me money................

    FROM THE DESK OF DR DAVID WILLIAMS
    INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND AGENCY
    INTERNATIONAL OPERATION DEPT MADRID

    E-MAIL: davidwilliams20100@secretarias.com

    PHONE: +34 672 585 739
    Hello Dear,

    This is to inform you of your long overdue Payment outstanding with our Banking records. This is to inform you that your name came first from our Central Computer among the list of unpaid Inheritance claims, Lotterys Winners , Contractors , individuals and have to update your information through this email contact for immediate confirmation.

    Your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part-payment of US$1,500,000 million (One Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) and it has been approved already for payment months ago.

    However, we received an email from one Mr. Morris Lint, who told us That you are dead and he is your next of kin and that you died in a car Accident four months back. To our findings we discover that this Morris Lint is a liar and imposer that is why we contact you before any release of funds can be paid to him. He has also submitted his Account information to the Accounting office department of our Bank for Immediate transfer of the fund to him as your inheritor.

    Regarding our investigation from the Bank & the Police in conjunction with the Gardain Civcil we are now verifying by contacting your email address as we have in our Bank records before we can Make the transfer into his account and for us to conclude with confirmation if you are dead or not.

    Please, confirm response immediately through the e-mail as below with Proof, before our action release of the outstanding payment against your name listed out. Upon this, i request you send your full personal information as soon as possible to enable this department finalize The transfer of the fund release to your nominated foreign Bank Account.

    This department needs the following information From you urgently to enable us verify with the Information we have in the Central computer of the Bank.

    1. Full Names

    2. Telephone

    3. Contact Address.

    4. Age..........

    5. Occupation..........

    6. Sex..........

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This E-Mail is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from Disclosure under applicable law.

    Once again, I apologize to you on behalf of International Monetary fund Agency towards this contact and proper confirmation required urgently from you if alive.

    Make sure you reply to my alternative mail address ( davidwilliams20100@secretarias.com)



    Yours Sincerely

    DR DAVID WILLIAMS
    International Monetary Fund Agency

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  6. I received a letter by the postal service today.."From the desk of Chen Koo"
    How they can have my business address I don't know...But it's the same content and phone/fax number...

    The name of the Manager is Chen Koo on my letter...

    These people are mentally sick!!!

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  7. Mr. Lee Chong
    Fax: +852 3015 4822
    Email: lchng21@yahoo.com.hk
    30th June 2010

    Dear,

    I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication.

    My names are Lee Chong with Nanyang Commercial Bank, Hong Kong ; I have asked a friend coming to the UK to post this letter on my behalf. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with similar last name and an investment placed under our banks management.

    In 2001, Mr. S. Bozhinov came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 18.350 United States dollars, which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.

    Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over 10 m United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed that the principal sum (18.350) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments. We got in touch with a specialist bank in Hong Kong, Fubon Bank who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to Mr. S. Bozhinov. However Fubon Bank got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that Mr. S. Bozhinov. was involved in an accident in Mainland China, which means he died intestate in 2003. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you is because you are namesakes.

    What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. The Fubon Bank will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank Nanyang Commercial Bank. Fubon Bank will be instructed to make payments to you after all the necessary verification and application is done. You do not have to have known Mr. S. Bozhinov. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state.

    Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a Chinese National we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above fax and email.

    Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this. Please get back to me immediately via the fax or email above

    I await your response.



    Mr. Lee Chong

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  8. I have just receive a letter similar to the first one. Except this one is from Xioping Lee, Asset Management for the Wing Lung Bank in Hong Kong. With a telephone# +852-3051-8225
    Fax: +852-3015-4837
    and an Email:lxioping@gmail.com
    Email:lxioping@gmail.com.hk

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  9. hi my dad recieved the same letter this morning, from the desk of michael chong-hong,tel+852-819-15945 email: mc_hong2005@yahoo.com.hk
    he even mentions that he is a family man with a wife and two kids, ha
    i almost believed it until my sister-in-law mentioned for me to look it up on the internet!!

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  10. I received the same letter from Michael Chong-Hong promising a share of £12million. I am in Scotland and they used a common Scottish name so goodness knows how many others got the letter.

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  11. Gee these guys get around. I am in Australia and recieved the same scam letter. I also recieved it to my company address which is of concern.

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  12. Just receieved a similar letter from Lin Chen huang from the Wing Lung Bank Hong Kong.
    Ph +852 3051 8225
    email lchenhuang@yahoo.com.uk & linchen_h@ymail.com

    Cracks me up every time I see one of these :)
    do they honestly think people wont research them on the net?????

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  13. My dad has just received a very similar letter!

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  14. I received a letter from Lin Chen Huang too...

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  15. I received a letter in the mail routed through South Africa with the same story and asking me to e-mail him at: Chen huang Lin [lchenhuang@yahoo.com.hk]. I then had some very nice e-mails and I have found a new friend in HK. I phoned his bank and ofcourse they have never heard of him. Presumably the step by step is that he will ask for some form of payment at the final stage or has hacking skills to be able to get into internet banking? Very convincing though. What a shame - I have already ordered the Ferrari! That's a joke by the way.

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  16. obviously a scam best to put it in waste papwe basket

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  17. Just received the same letter but from Mr. Cheng Wei, Manager Wealth Management Department for the Wing Lung Bank. This arrived in an envelope posted in the UK - we are on the Isle of Man

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  18. I have received the same kind of letter from "lin chen huang".... same adress, same pretending job, same fax and fone number....etc

    Dam I'm lucky I find this site thank u so much you saved me sending money to some jerks!

    But I got all the information on them, the lawer they hired to hide the scam, the bank account information where they wanted the money to be sent and all the pdf files they provide me in their mail.
    I had a new friend too, I quit my wife and job, I was ready for a new life !!!! what am I gonna do now?

    Just kiddin.

    But it could have been a trap for me if I didn't find this site !!!!
    So THANK YOU SO MUCH.THANK YOU SO MUCH.THANK YOU SO MUCH.THANK YOU SO MUCH.THANK YOU SO MUCH.THANK YOU SO MUCH :)

    I guess some poeple are gonna get traped into this scam because from the file I've received they have accomplices everywhere, I have received so many documents, from Dah sing bank, from a solictor, from executor, from lawer.... I've verified all the companies and names! All matches perfectly!

    Anyone got an idea of how we can Fuck them?
    I think for frauds like this, in China you'd get your head cut or something else:)

    I am open to any comments....

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  19. I received the same letter today but from a David Li Chang

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  20. I received the same letter today from David Li Chang. Posted in UK.
    Tel +852 3175 0906
    Fax +852 3015 7658
    email changdavid@chinamail.com

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  21. Got one today from lee xioping of Guangdong development bank

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  22. I received this letter 2 days ago posted (by a friend) in the UK from Manabu Ito from Japan. FAX: +81(03) 6745 8464 Email: manabutos@aol.jp

    Dear XXXXXXX (Full Name),
    I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication.
    My names are Manabu Ito with Shoko Chukin Bank Japan; I have asked a friend coming to the UK to post this letter on my behalf. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with similar last name and an investment placed under our banks management.
    In 2001, Mr. XXXXXX (Same Surname as mine) came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 18.5 million United States dollars, which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.
    Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over 20 million United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed that the principal sum (18.5M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments. We got in touch with a specialist bank Mizuho Corporate Bank who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to Him. However Mizuho Corporate Bank got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that He was involved in an accident in Yokohama Japan, which means he died intestate in 2003. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you is because you are namesakes.
    What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. The Mizuho Corporate Bank will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to Shoko Chukin Bank. Mizuho Corporate Bank will be instructed to make payments to you after all the necessary verification and application is done. You do not have to have known Him. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state.
    Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a Japanese National we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above fax and email.
    Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this. Please get back to me immediately via the fax or email above
    I await your response.
    Manabu Ito

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  23. I GOT THE SAME LATTER FROM GARY LIANG TEL 852-3051-8225 FAX 852-3015-4837 WE SHOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT

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  24. I received the same letter from Gary Liang. Word for word.
    Tel: +852-3051-8225
    Fax: +852-3015-4837
    Email: liang.gary@yahoo.com.hk
    Email: liang_gary@ymail.com

    Who do we report this to?

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  25. My letter is from Kyu Hyun Song and the portfolio has jumped to 22.350 million. They are somehow scamming with Nanyang Commerical Bank in Hong Kong. I googled the bank and found a branch in San Francisco, after looking at their web site. The google map even showed a picture of a big building in the back ground, but mail boxes close to the street. I called the bank and asked for a fraud investigator. After a minutes or so, and tells me to have my bank get routing number. This is operation is massive. The name of the deceased was Andy Corley, who is actually alive and has big business connections with China.

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  26. I got mine today from Manabu Ito. Exactly the same....

    We will all be rich :-)

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  27. I HAVE JUST RECIEVED A LETTER FOM SOUTA OBUCHI WHO CLAIMS HE WORKS FOR SHOKO CHUCKIN BANK JAPAN.IN THIS LETTER WHICH IS VERRRRY SIMILAR TO ABOVE LETTERS TELLING ME TO GET IN TOUCH WITH REGARDS TO A DESEASES MEMBER OF MY FAMILY WHO MADE AN INVESTMENT AT THE MIZUHO CORPERATE BANK.... EMAIL ADDRESS SOUTAOBUCHI@OAOL.JP

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  28. I have been tracking Gary Liang. I now have Charles Chan ready to represent me at Shangai Commercial Bank to sign over my inheritance. Mr Chan wants $23,000.00 to do the POA and $83,000 more wants the inheritance hits my account.
    The only thing hitting my account will be them. ha ha

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  29. I received mine on November 2010, from Lin Xiao Pei that says that I was going to receive $22.350m USD for name sake. Phone numbers as follows, +852-3051-8225 and fax +852-3015-4837 and the e-mail address are linxiaopei@ymail.com & plinxiao@yahoo.com.hk. It also involves banks, Wing Lung Bank & Dah Sing Bank, both in Hong Kong. I have received documents that are signed and stamped with official bank stamps. This person has got access to my cell number and physical home address with out my knowledge. He has sent me many e-mails, which keep telling me that this is legit. I will try and read this site from time to time, but what is it that these people want? This guy says that I have to pay nothing and only have to give him some money after everything is over with, as far as taxes. April 18, 2011 VKWSR (posted to Spam Scam Watch).

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  30. Just got the same letter from the desk of David Zhou.Principal Assurance Manager for the China Development Bank in China.Have taken it to the police.

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  31. I also received the same letter. It was from Manabu Ito, FAX: +81 (03) 6369 3583, Email: manabu.itos@aol.jp working for Shoko Chukin Bank Japan.

    Does this man know what is done with his name??

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  32. Hi there,
    Got a letter today posted from South Africa from Lin Chen Huang.
    It is basicli the same BS Like in all the latters,what i dont get is how do this people got my working adress and i live in Croatia!but what made me suspicius is the fact that i dont have a traditionely Croatian last name (i'm Italian so my last name is Italian)and in the letter he was telling me about a guy who died in a crash with an Croatian name but with my last name wich is Italian???? So how stupid must you be???
    Is there some way to suing this guys?
    Fuck if i only knew who is sending this letters...

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  33. hi,

    i am from croatia and i got the same letter, where do they find people?? they have also put the last name of the guy that died as my last name. they ( or he or whatever) posted it also from South Africa ...

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  34. Hi, I got a letter today from the desk of David Chang saying that someone had died in an accident in China and that I was in for milions if I kept it to myself and presumably - gave my bank details. these people are idiots and criminals. Someone - and I am sure there are people - who are taken in by this sort of thing. Something needs to be done to stop this.

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  35. Hi, more or less the same as has alreday been said, although mine came in the form of a letter to my home address. The scammer is callede ' David Zhou' and the Bank is the China Development Bank.

    The Bank is real with a contact address so I've sent a copy of the letter to them as well as to the Chinese authorities

    Bit of a joke really but something should be done about it!

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  36. I´m from Mexico and i have the same e-mail from Chen Huang Lin, and i want to know more about this "spam scams"...

    Greetings from Mexico!!!

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  37. Got it too via snail mail. Same letter different names.

    Sender: Zhang Xiaochuan
    Phone: 852-81971075
    FAX: 852-30129714
    Email: Zhangx65@yahoo.com.hk
    Title: Bsiness Relationship Manager, Nanyang Commercial Bank in China
    Funds (12.65m) unclaimed at: Shanghai Commercial Bank
    Namesake death due to hiking accident.

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  38. I have just received the same letter from 'Saito Arakiki' working on behalf of Shoko Chukin Bank Japan. 18.5m unclaimed...half it between us blah, blah, blah.

    Folly for the foolish

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  39. From The Desk of Lin Chen Huang
    Tel: + 852-8120-7561
    Fax: + 852-3015-0814
    Email: lin.chenhuang@hotmail.com

    30th June, 2010

    Dear V........ F.........

    I am Mr. Lin Chen Huang, Manager Asset Management Department for the Guangdong Development Bank in China. I have asked a friend coming to Pretoria for the world cup to send you this letter on my behalf. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with similar last name and an investment placed under our banks management many years ago.

    I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication. In 2000 the subject matter; Mr. Thomas Fondevilla came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of $12.350 million (Twelve Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States dollars) which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.

    Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over $1.8 million United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed that the principal sum ($12.350M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Hong Kong. We got in touch with a specialist bank in Hong Kong the Dah Sing Bank (DSB) who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to Mr.Fondevilla. However Dah Sing Bank got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that Mr.Thomas Fondevilla was involved in an accident in Mainland China, which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you is because you are namesakes.

    What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. My bank will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank, my bank will instruct DSB to make payments to you. You do not have to have known him. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state.

    Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a Chinese National we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above Email, Telephone and Fax numbers.

    Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this. Please get back to me immediately via the telephone, fax number or email address above and let me know if you intend to assist or not. If you also do not want to be involved kindly let me know so I would sever further communication with you.

    I await your response.

    Lin Chen Huang

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  40. i just received this email...i thought this is true.the truth is i don't know about this scams.and then i searched it.and now i know SCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Dear Leonard Louie Del Rosario,

    I am Mr. Lin Chen Huang, Manager Asset Management Department for the Wing Lung Bank in Hong Kong China. I sent you this letter during my visit to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for (5) days official assignment. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with similar last name and an investment placed under our bank management many years ago.

    I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this letter confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this confidential letter. I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication. In the year 2000, the subject matter; Mr. Thomas Rosario, came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of $12.350 million (Twelve Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States dollars) which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.

    Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over $1.8 million United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed that the principal sum ($12.350M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Malaysia. We got in touch with a specialist bank in Malaysia the Hong Leong Bank (HLB) who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to Mr. Rosario,. However Hong Leong Bank got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that Mr. Rosario was involved in an accident in Mainland China, which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you is because you are namesakes (the same last name).

    What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. My bank will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank, my bank will instruct HLB to make payments to you. You do not have to know him. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state coffers (government account) if not claimed. Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a Chinese National we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above Email, Telephone/Fax numbers.

    Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one goal, we should act swiftly on this. Please get back to me immediately via the telephone, fax number or email address above and let me know if you intend to assist or not. If you also do not want to be involved kindly let me know so I would sever further communication with you.

    Thank you in anticipation to your response.
    Lin Chen Huang.
    MY ADVICE IS,SEARCH IT SO THAT U WON'T BE FOOLED!!!!!BE CAREFUL.

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  41. I just got a letter stating something very similar to the one posted before mine. It's from Toshihiko Fukuyama with Shoko Chukin Bank Japan. Same 18.5 Million Bullsh*t.

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  42. Hello, I just had the same mail coming from Mr. Lin Chen Huang. I tried to verify the details on the net, and as I was searching, I found this site. Fortunate enough, I saw a similar mail having the same details as well, including the amount of money to be transferred whatsoever... My first impression was that this looks credible to me, however, I felt something was wrong with this mail. Although the mail did quite catch my attention, I have some questions I needed to ask...this questions may look odd to the people who wish to read this, but here it goes:

    1. Why pick me when there are many others who are namesakes with this person?

    2. why do you need to state these things and tell me not to know the person who you are describing and giving me details with.

    3. Did you ever try to send this kind of letter to any other namesakes just in case I(or someone) declined to assist you in this kind of matter?


    Lin chen Huang
    From The Desk of: Lin Chen Huang.
    Tel: +861-3802778605
    Fax: +852-3006-5314
    Email: lin_chenhuang@yahoo.com

    Dear ( My name ),

    I am Mr. Lin Chen Huang, Manager Asset Management Department for the Wing Lung Bank in Hong Kong China. I sent you this letter during my visit to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for (5) days official assignment. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with similar last name and an investment placed under our bank management many years ago.

    I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this letter confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this confidential letter. I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication. In the year 2000, the subject matter; Mr. Thomas Marquez, came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of $12.350 million (Twelve Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States dollars) which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.

    Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over $1.8 million United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed that the principal sum ($12.350M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Malaysia. We got in touch with a specialist bank in Malaysia the Hong Leong Bank (HLB) who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to Mr. Marquez,. However Hong Leong Bank got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that Mr. Marquez was involved in an accident in Mainland China, which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you is because you are namesakes (the same last name).

    What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. My bank will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank, my bank will instruct HLB to make payments to you. You do not have to know him. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state coffers (government account) if not claimed. Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a Chinese National we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above Email, Telephone/Fax numbers.

    AND SO IT GOES....

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  43. why the fuck anybody would do that ...i had same letter.... bullshi 18.5 millon$$$$

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  44. OMG! THANK GOD I FOUND THIS PAGE! NOW I CAN TELL TOSHIHIKO TO F**CK HIMSELF!

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  45. I received an e-mail too. Please confirm if this is also a scam. From The Desk of: Lin Chen Huang.
    Tel: +861-3802778605
    Fax: +852-3006-5314
    Email: linchen.huang1@yahoo.com

    Dear Paula Maliksi,

    I am Mr. Lin Chen Huang, Manager Asset Management Department for the Wing Lung Bank in Hong Kong China. I sent you this letter during my visit to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for (5) days official assignment. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with similar last name and an investment placed under our bank management many years ago.

    I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this letter confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this confidential letter. I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication. In the year 2000, the subject matter; Mr. Thomas Maliksi, came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of $12.350 million (Twelve Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States dollars) which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.

    Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over $1.8 million United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed that the principal sum ($12.350M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Malaysia. We got in touch with a specialist bank in Malaysia the Hong Leong Bank (HLB) who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to Mr. Maliksi,. However Hong Leong Bank got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that Mr. Maliksi was involved in an accident in Mainland China, which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you is because you are namesakes (the same last name).

    What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. My bank will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank, my bank will instruct HLB to make payments to you. You do not have to know him. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state coffers (government account) if not claimed. Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a Chinese National we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above Email, Telephone/Fax numbers.

    Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one goal, we should act swiftly on this. Please get back to me immediately via the telephone, fax number or email address above and let me know if you intend to assist or not. If you also do not want to be involved kindly let me know so I would sever further communication with you.

    Thank you in anticipation to your response.
    Lin Chen Huang.

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  46. From The Desk of: Lin Chen Huang.
    Tel: +85281975531
    Fax: +852-3006-5314
    Email: linchenhuang44@yahoo.com

    Dear,

    I am Mr. Lin Chen Huang, Manager Asset Management Department for the Wing Lung Bank in Hong Kong China. I sent you this letter during my visit to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for (5) days official assignment. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with similar last name and an investment placed under our bank management many years ago.

    I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this letter confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this confidential letter. I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication. In the year 2000, the subject matter; Mr. Thomas , came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of $12.350 million (Twelve Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States dollars) which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.

    Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over $1.8 million United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed that the principal sum ($12.350M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Malaysia. We got in touch with a specialist bank in Malaysia the Hong Leong Bank (HLB) who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to Mr. Maribong,. However Hong Leong Bank got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that Mr. was involved in an accident in Mainland China, which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you is because you are namesakes (the same last name).

    What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. My bank will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank, my bank will instruct HLB to make payments to you. You do not have to know him. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state coffers (government account) if not claimed. Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a Chinese National we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above Email, Telephone/Fax numbers.

    Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one goal, we should act swiftly on this. Please get back to me immediately via the telephone, fax number or email address above and let me know if you intend to assist or not. If you also do not want to be involved kindly let me know so I would sever further communication with you.

    Thank you in anticipation to your response.
    Lin Chen Huang.

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  47. ITS A SPAM!!!

    We exchanged email and this is his latest response..

    Dear friend ,

    Thanks for your prompt response. Without any further delay, I have to inform you on the process and what you need to do:
    Like I have told you, one of our customers Thomas died without having anyone named as his next of kin and as such, I have approached a local Attorney here to prepare all the necessary documents which will empower and appoint you as the appointed next of kin to our late customer. The documents are: Affidavit of testament of WILL including probate letter stating you as the beneficiary as well as Next of Kin and sole executor to his fund. All these will be included in our late customer's file and presented to my bank board of directors for verification and immediate action. Based on my position, the fund transfer to you will be approved and then authorisation will be given to Hong Leong Bank Malaysia to make payment to you.

    You have to know that you are not a relative of our late customer but just because, you have the same last name as him, it will be possible to put you in the position as one. I want you to know that the local solicitor that is going to prepare the documents does not know the full details of the transaction as I have only informed him that I am helping a deceased client's relative to facilitate the release of his inheritance that is due to be paid. The local solicitor have charged me for his services which I intend to pay immediately to enable him prepare these documents so that we can commence this transaction without any further delay. I will want you to follow and adhere to my directives and instructions through out this transaction to enable us achieve the desired goal. The whole process will take about four weeks before this fund can actually be in your account or with you as the case may be and only then, we can split the money in the ratio of 50%:50% within the two of us. It will be most confidential if we restrict communications to this email for security reasons. Once more, I want you to know that this transaction must not be discussed or revealed to any third part as I am still a staff of this bank and as such, will not want any difficulty or set back in this project. Also, I want you to know that it is not you who will be contacting Hong Leong Bank, Malaysia rather, it is my Bank, Wing Lung Bank Hong Kong that will be contacting them as soon as they are through with the verification of our late customer's file and the documents that I will attach in the file in your favour.
    Therefore, after that, the Hong Leong Bank, Malaysia will contact you to inform you that there is fund WILLED to you by your late relative and it is due for your claim and only then you will respond to them.

    Consequently, you have to reconfirm some of your important details to me. These details will be used in preparing the documents and more also, they have to be very accurate as my bank will also contact you through and with them to officially inform you of your inheritance which you will become as soon as they appear in the documents which will be prepared and amended by me through the help of the local solicitor.
    The needed information as you want them to appear in the documents are:
    1.Scan copy of your international passport, drivers licence or any other form of your official identity card.
    2. Your comprehensive contact address
    3. Your telephone number, cell phone and fax numbers.
    You should provide correct and accurate information as Hong Leong Bank Malaysia can contact you through any of them and as well as will be used by the local solicitor in the documentation. The local solicitor has confirmed to me that this documents will be ready within 72 hours and I shall include them in our late customer's file to be submitted to the board of directors while I will send a copy to you for perusal and record purposes.

    Looking forward to your prompt reply.Your friend,
    Lin Chen Huang

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  48. I just had this letter posted to me in the UK but from a Huodong Pan, Business relations manager for Hung Kai company ltd in Hong Kong and the bank im supposed to claim the inheritance from is Public Bank (Hong Kong)

    Email: hdgpn@yahoo.com.hk
    tel: +852 8197 5551
    fax: +852 3010 7974

    I have had several emails from him quoting many chinese proverbs..I made it clear from the 1st email there would be no money coming from myself whatsoever!! and gave him a good old english adage back.."If it appears to be too good to be true..It usually is!"

    Do admit however i did think it was credible for an hour or 2!!

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  49. Just received a letter from Saito Arakaki re 20m dollars! August 11th 2011

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    1. I went through this last year. It nearly ruined me. I was quite vulnerable at the time and i bought into it. It was only at the end when Saito had passed me into the hands of a holding company in Amsterdam that the truth started to be clearer. I got a email from a mystery man that said i was to take 12,500 Euros in cash to Amsterdam so that i could release my funds of 18 Million Dollars which was in cash. On the advice of a very good frienbd i can say that you never klnow what would have happened and who cares!! I am here and alive to tell the story.

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  50. I received a letter,exactly the same as the above and realised straight away it was a scam as there was no forwarding address.Just an email address and phone number to respond to.Absolute rubbish wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.The grammar in the letter was terrible and if it was from a reputable finance manager surely the grammar would be better.Tough luck Huadong Pan,im no idiot,like the rest of the people on here aren't.

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  51. I've just received exactly the same letter from The Desk of Lian Chen,Principal Assurance Manager for the Nanyang Bank,Hong kong,China;tel.+85258081765;fax +85230158594;e-mail lianchen81@yahoo.com.hk

    How credible it is!I've almost believed to become a millionaire...

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  52. Received the same letter today from Huodong Pan. Knew immediately it was a scam, instantly confirmed when I found this website via Google. Anyone know how much money they ask for up front?

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  53. I got a snail mail today, scary thing is they posted it to my work address!!!! how do they know these things? Sent from Desk of Kwai Lee of Senshu Bank Japan and i have 18.5 mil to claim, although not to tell anyone lmao

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  54. i received a letter this morning in london and thought it was way to good to be true but also my mind did start to wonder on all the things the money could be spent on lol. the scary thing is it was to my home address and even stated my fathers name as the subject matter. He claims to be Pan Jun, business relations manager for chiyu banking corporation limited hong kong email- panjun54@yahoo.com tel:85281913202 well screw you mr pan

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  55. I recieved a letter today from Hu Pan, claims to be Business Relations Manager for Hung Kai Finance Company Limited in Hong Kong. To fishy by half for me, phone number brought me to this site - +852 8197 5551. Would have me trust him and stand in for a fictional person (Arthur Smith) as I have the same surname! This sort of mail is dispicable and the people who send it should be made to face the consequences of their actions - like the fear they put people through and repay the monies to the gullible people who believe these liars.

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  56. Poor old Arthur Alexander - I will miss him!

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  57. The letter was addressed to my husband who died 7 years ago along similar lines to all the other scams. This was from a Michael Chong Lee asking for complete confidentiality. Are we taken for complete suckers and where do they get the names and addresses from. This should be stopped.

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  58. Beware:
    Inheritence scam.
    Itsuki Hiroshi
    Shoko Chukin Bank
    Mizuho Corporate Bank
    He and they hold the key to this 18.5 million, and you don't have to be related to the poor guy that died. I have read other scams with almost identical reading, with the exception of the senders name.

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  59. My mum in law got this as well. How do we find these f****rs and tstop this. How did they even get our addresses?

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  60. i just received the same letter from a certain Pan Jun of Chiyu Banking Corporation Limited. The letter was almost word by word identical to the one received by Paula Maliksi and listed here above.

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  61. September 27, 2011.
    I live in spain and received a letter posted by a friend of a Shoko Chukin Bank employee who wrote all the same spiel as the previous correspondents but with a smaller reward-only
    7.5 million US Dollars split 50/50. Aki Akirais based in Tokyo.I went as far agreeing a firm of Solicitors (arranged by Aki) to represent me at a meeting with the Mizuho Corporate Bank who would release the inheritance monies to me.At this point I was requested to pay a considerable sum to the Solicitors to proceed with the verification of my right to funds. As a poor pensioner I stated that I was not able to raise the Fees.I suggested that they proceed and deduct the money due on completion.NO NO this was not possible. Here endith the reading. Be warned!!!!

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  62. Just received same letter from Toshihiko Fukuyama of the Shoko Chukin bank Japan Fax:+81 3 6385 7554 email: tfukuyama2031@aol.jp
    Googled this guy and he is the MD of this bank. I know it is a scam , I tried to get the real guys email address so I could send a copy of letter but no luck.

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  63. I have received a letter today from Toshinhiko Fukuyama sent to my home address and addressed to my christian name which is only used by my close family and friends! Very concerning. However, I suspected it would be a scam, but, I am going to the Police because this person, if he does indeed exist, has my home address.

    So, Mr Fuku yama, your days are numbered!

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  64. Disappointed personOctober 4, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    Just received a letter from Mr Lin Chen Huang from Nanyang, Hong Kong saying he has access to my recently deceased relative's inheritence of US $22.350million in the Hong Kong Shanghai Commercial Bank and wants to split it with me, asking me to contact him with my bank details. Sounds like a lot of money. Struggling to come to terms that this is a scam, and that I don't have a rich powerful relative out there somewhere waiting to send me his money. lol

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  65. My letter was from Lee Xiopeng...it originated at Graham E(leeping@yertunic.net) The email at the end of the letter said Ddhsecurity02@gmail.com. Under the gmail.com it was signed Best Regards, Lee Xioping. Oh yeah, the entire body of the letter was written in caps.

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  66. ATTN: Just got this today... I love google just for this reason!!



    I AM MR. LEE XIOPING, MANAGER ASSET MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT FOR THE GUANGDONG DEVELOPMENT BANK IN CHINA. I AM GETTING IN TOUCH WITH YOU REGARDING THE ESTATE OF A DECEASED CLIENT WITH SIMILAR LAST NAME AND AN INVESTMENT PLACED UNDER MY BANKS MANAGEMENT 9 YEARS AGO.

    I WOULD RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT YOU KEEP THE CONTENTS OF THIS MAIL CONFIDENTIAL AND RESPECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE INFORMATION YOU COME BY AS A RESULT OF THIS MAIL. I CONTACT YOU INDEPENDENTLY AND NO ONE IS INFORMED OF THIS COMMUNICATION. IN 2000, THE SUBJECT MATTER NAME WITHELD CAME TO OUR BANK TO ENGAGE IN BUSINESS DISCUSSIONS WITH OUR PRIVATE BANKING DIVISION. HE INFORMED US THAT HE HAD A FINANCIAL PORTFOLIO OF $12.350 MILLION (TWELVE MILLION THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) WHICH HE WISHED TO HAVE US INVEST ON HIS BEHALF.

    BASED ON MY ADVICE, WE SPUN THE MONEY AROUND VARIOUS OPPORTUNITIES AND MADE ATTRACTIVE MARGINS FOR OUR FIRST MONTHS OF OPERATION, THE ACCRUED PROFIT AND INTEREST STOOD AT THIS POINT AT OVER $10 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS. IN MID 2002, HE INSTRUCTED THAT THE PRINCIPAL SUM ($12.350M) BE LIQUIDATED BECAUSE HE NEEDED TO MAKE AN URGENT INVESTMENT REQUIRING CASH PAYMENTS IN UNITED KINGDOM. WE GOT IN TOUCH WITH A SPECIALIST BANK IN HONG KONG THE DAH SING BANK (DSB) WITH CURRESPONDING BANK IN SCOTLAND,(BANK OF SCOTLAND) WHO AGREED TO RECEIVE THIS MONEY FOR A FEE AND MAKE CASH AVAILABLE TO MR.ANDREW . HOWEVER BANK OF SCOTLAND GOT IN TOUCH WITH US LAST YEAR THAT THIS MONEY HAS NOT BEEN CLAIMED. ON FURTHER ENQUIRIES WE FOUND OUT THAT MR.ANDREW WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT IN MAINLAND CHINA, WHICH MEANS HE DIED INTESTATE. HE HAS NO NEXT OF KIN, SINCE I HAVE EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO MR ANDREW PORTFOLIO,I REALIZE ALSO THAT I AM IN POSITION TO APPOINT YOU AS THE BENEFICIARY OF THESE FUNDS SINCE YOU SHARE THE SAME LAST NAME.

    WHAT I PROPOSE IS THAT SINCE I HAVE EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO HIS FILE, YOU WILL BE MADE THE BENEFICIARY OF THESE FUNDS. MY BANK WILL CONTACT YOU INFORMING YOU THAT MONEY HAS BEEN WILLED TO YOU. ON VERIFICATION, WHICH WILL BE THE DETAILS I MAKE AVAILABLE TO MY BANK, MY BANK WILL INSTRUCT BANK OF SCOTLAND TO MAKE PAYMENTS TO YOU. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE KNOWN HIM. I KNOW THIS MIGHT BE A BIT HEAVY FOR YOU BUT PLEASE TRUST ME ON THIS. FOR ALL YOUR TROUBLES I PROPOSE THAT WE SPLIT THE MONEY IN HALF.I WILL USE MY POSITION TO GUARANTEE A SMOOTH PROCESS.IN THE BANKING CIRCLE THIS HAPPENS EVERY TIME. THE OTHER OPTION IS THAT THE MONEY WILL REVERT BACK TO THE STATE.

    NOBODY IS GETTING HURT; THIS IS A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY FOR US. I HOLD THE KEY TO THESE FUNDS, AND AS A CHINESE NATIONAL WE SEE SO MUCH CASH AND FUNDS BEING RE-ASSIGNED DAILY. I WOULD WANT US TO KEEP COMMUNICATION FOR NOW STRICTLY BY THE ABOVE EMAIL,

    PLEASE, NOTE I AM A FAMILY MAN AND A CAREER BANKER; I HAVE A WIFE AND CHILDREN. I SEND YOU THIS MAIL NOT WITHOUT A MEASURE OF FEAR AS TO THE CONSEQUENCES, BUT I KNOW WITHIN ME THAT NOTHING VENTURED IS NOTHING GAINED AND THAT SUCCESS AND RICHES NEVER COME EASY OR ON A PLATTER OF GOLD. THIS IS THE ONE TRUTH I HAVE LEARNED FROM MY PRIVATE BANKING CLIENTS. DO NOT BETRAY MY CONFIDENCE. IF WE CAN BE OF ONE ACCORD, WE SHOULD ACT SWIFTLY ON THIS. PLEASE PARDON MY POOR ENGLISH AND WRITING MISTAKES. PLEASE GET BACK TO ME IMMEDIATELY VIA MY ABOVE PERSONAL EMAIL ADRESS: Ddhsecurity02@gmail.com

    I WILL AWAIT YOUR RESPONSE.

    Best Regards,
    LEE XIOPING

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  67. I got the same letter from Toshiya Akimaro of the Shoko Chukin Bank, and thought my husband and his girlfriend were setting me, having recently separated. I searched the bank name over the internet and came across this site. Thank you for saving me from alot of hassle. Although it was a nice thought if it was real, here's to dreaming!!!!

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  68. Scammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    do not fall for this it should be reported to New Scotland Yard for fraud investigation.....

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  69. received a letter after being addressed wrong saying a person died intestate and my surname was the same so being a bank offical he would be able to split the mllions of $$$ on a 50/50 basis as he had exclusive access to the file Otherwise the money would go to the state. How did he know he was intestate and had no next of kin ?That's a legal job not a baking one. Signed by Linchen Huang and posted from South Africa SCAM SCAM SCAM..don't fall for it!

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  70. Received a letter from Mr Lin Pong today 12th Oct 2011, Business Relations Manager for Hung Kai Finance Company limited in Hong Kong, he said that someone had a surname the same as mine and deposited 10.5 million USD, he has sole access to his file, the person has died from an accident in Mainland China, we can split the procceds 50/50, all I have to do is respond to him on email, phone or fax and I should hurry.

    I should not betray his confidence, he has wife and kids etc.

    I am so sorry Mr Lin Pong and various aliases listed above, but I will pass on your offer!

    Lin Pong Email: linpong66@yahoo.com.hk, Phone: +852 8170 0342, Fax: +852 3010 0045

    If anyone phone numbers starting with an #8 in Hong Kong, they will be routed (VOIP) elsewhere to another phone, possible a premium rate phone scam!

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  71. I also have a letter dated 30th September from mr toshiya akimbo from the shoko chukin bank, hong kong, very similar wording, checked up and clearly a scam. How are these people getting our details. Is there something we can do to stop it! Grrrrrrrrrr!

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  72. I received the same letter, I thought I would google this persons name and thank god I did. So thank u for putting this on . It scares me that people can send letters out like this. Its old people which worry me. So please dont contact this person it is a big SCAM.

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  73. Hello,
    I also received a letter, but the post in Portugal at the work interesting is not it? Now to copy and I will post! I am from Romania by the way.

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  74. Hello Annamaria,
    I am Mr.Chai Liang; I work as a Business Manager with the Nanyang Commercial Bank in Hong Kong China. I have asked a friend coming to Europe to send you this letter as I am doing so for security reasons as I want to be sure my letter is not intercepted here in my contry. I have decided to contact you regarding the estate of a deceased client with a similar last name and an investment placed under our banks management many years ago. I hope I have not embarrassed you as I have no choice as it is now.I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail and respect the integrity of the information you come by as of this mail. Bal Bla Bla....


    Email : chai_liang@ymail.com
    chailiang55@hotmail.com
    Tel: +852-3050-9037
    Fax: +852-3015-4837

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  75. WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

    You shall be required to reconfirm to me with some important details i.e. the following details from you is needed for the documentation process and the documentation process has to contain your correct and exact details as you want it in the documentation. As soon as I have made the necessary amendments you become the legal beneficiary and SCB will be getting in touch with you.


    The information I need are follows; Full Names, Address (This address should be at least 10years that you have lived there,) Telephone numbers/Cell Phone Numbers and Fax Numbers (If any).


    It is important you provide a complete information of yourself as SCB can contact you using any of the mediums and this is what the local solicitor is going to use to prepare the documents. He has assured me that the documents would be ready in less than 48 hours and once it is ready I would send copies to you via email attachment or fax. I would give you more details of Thomas in my next correspondence with you once I have received the required details.


    I look forward to your immediate response,

    Regards,

    Chai Liang

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  76. same happened to my 77 year old father in law today,a letter from mr toshiya akimaro of the shoko chukin bank in hong kong,cheeky slope heads.

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  77. I received one of this kind of letter via regular (snail) mail yesterday. It is from a Toshihiko Fukuyama representing the Shoko Chukin Bank Japan.

    The money (over $20 million) is supposedly held at Mizuho Corporate Bank and they need my cooperation to release it and split the sum 50/50 with this Toshihiko Fukuyama.

    Clearly it is a scam and people should be aware of it.

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  78. Just received the Akimaro version of the letter. Based in Wimbledon and was interested by the fact that it had a real stamp on it. if the royal mail follow their plans to increase the cost of postage as they plan to, this will soon become quite a costly venture for Mr Akimaro and his 'friend coming to the UK'!!!

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  79. watch out for Pan huodong and Edmund Chung and Wo solicitors ,Hong Kong and Kowloon....same scam ....don't part with any money.....22/10/2011...anon

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  80. received the same letter today saying his name was Preston Miller working for Hong Leong Bank, Hong Kong. My poor father in law was shocked to hear he had had an accident in mainland China and died with no next of kin!!!!! His email address is prestonmiller4@gmail.com. His phone number is +852 8170 0264. The letter came via London's largest sorting office, Mount Pleasant via 1st class mail. Do they really think we are all that gullible in the UK?

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  81. I got one today. the Akimaro version. Obviously it's a scam, but I'm going to contact him by an email address I don't use and see what happens. I'll keep you all posted, particularly when he asks me for money.

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  82. What a disappointment. Mr Akimaro only offered me half of $8.8m. I won't get out of bed for that, the Spanish lottery winners offer far more.

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  83. I've just received one of these letters addressed to my husband, who died four and a half years ago. Nice!!!!! Beware of Mr. Toshiya Akimara, he's a conman and thief.

    Brentwood,England.
    26th October 2011

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  84. same letter, now circulating in Cardiff, Wales.
    just told them politely where to go !

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  85. Same letter dated September 9, 2011
    Desk of Zhou Cheung
    zhoucheung@yahoo.com.hk
    China Development Bank
    Hong Kong Branch

    They probably use list of people 65+
    Obviously assume they're ignorant (stool pigeons)

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  86. That nice man Mr Akimaro from Skoko Chukin Bank has contacted me about a possible relative who met with an accident in China & has offered me $8.8m. But I can't say more as he has asked that I keep the letter's contents confidential & not betray his confidence!
    Cheshire.

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  87. I am in Teesside and received letter today from Mr Toshiya Akimaro, dated 19th August 2011.
    Content the same as the above letters.

    Banks mentioned Mizuho Corporate Bank and The Shoko Chukin Bank. Money £8.8m.

    Just knew it was a scam and your website proved it without a doubt. Thank you.

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  88. Same here - letter dated 19th August 2011 from Toshiya Akimaro suggesting a namesake had died intestate and he wanted to split the money 50/50 - YEAH!!! Nice thought though...

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  89. I got via regular mail a letter that was exactly the same as the previous Oct 17 posting. Thx for confirming the scam.

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  90. My husband has had 2 of these letters posted to him in the last week . Very annoying. We knew they were scams immediately. The contents basically the same as above letter. The sender Mr Lin Chen Huang. The amount $22.5 million. Hello !! Anybody that gets caught up in these scams now should know better. These people are cockroaches. We are in QLD Australia so this is a worldwide scam.

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  91. A very similar letter from "Raymond Zhou personal banker for the Shenzen Development Bank in China". Tel +852-817 03 726. Email rayzhou50@ymail.com.

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  92. ive just recieved my letter today from a Mr Toshinhiko Fukuyama whos with the Shoko Chukin Bank Hong Kong, thot it was a bit sus thats why goolged him and found this, my amount was for 8.8million U.S Dollars and it has come at a better time for me as im in need of a few quid as well as a new home and i could have quite easlily been suckerd in, thank the P,T,B i had the sense to find this blog, and i can now be safe in mind to tear up this scam letter, now if the P,T,B could just grant me a nice wee lottery win that would be nice enough to tide me over at this time :)

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  93. I got the same letter from Toshinhiko Fukuyama on Saturday, where he got my name and full address from I would like to know, as my surname is through marriage, it would have been more creditable if is was my maiden name used!! Clearly a massive worldwide scam!I am in York.

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  94. My wife also recieved the same letter also in York from Toshinhiko Fukuyama addressed to her by her christian name and postmarked Mount Plesant Sorting Office with a UK stamp. This is very worrying and we are going to the police, there must be a way of stopping these scams.

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  95. I had one here in Wales addressed to the surname of Thomas,thats a very common name here,there are thousands of us.

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  96. Afternoon,

    I've just received an exact replica of the above letter fro Li Pong of Hung Kai Finance - otherwise the wording is exactly the same...what fun!

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  97. Just received a letter from li pong, same s^#t as every other letter, how are these people getting away with it, thinking of making up a new email account and firing some abuse at them

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  98. I live in south wales uk and I also received a letter from Toshinhiko Fukuyama. if anyone does receive letters like these please ignore them as they are a scam and it could lead to identity theft

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  99. i live in south wales and my wife has had a load of crap from toshinhiko fukuyama with same wording.what is interesting is the correct name for the director of the shoko chukin bank is
    toshihiko.so they need to adjust their spelling.

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  100. No we are not all gullible in the UK but sadly 1 in 100 are - especially the aged and very trusting. These scumbags prey on them and obviously have a gang operating within the UK now. I got Taishen writing to me with a handwritten letter! Same wording different namesake of course.

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  101. Same letter from Mr HUA Ong

    Wolverhampton

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  102. Received letter today with same content from Lie Hu, Business Relations Manager for Chiyu Banking Corporation Limited in Hong Kong. I'm taking this scam to the relevant and appropriate authorities and will do all I can to get this nonsense stopped. I'm not gullible but many folks in this world are, especially those who are desperate for cash. Plus we need to protect those who are elderly and vulnerable. Fraudsters must not be allowed to get away with this. A prison sentence is the answer for all of them.

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  103. I have just received a letter from a person named Hua Ong business relations manager stating the same message as those above. Will not be corresponding with same thanks to sites like this.

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  104. I have just received a similar letter from Mr Pan Wang of the Hung Kai Finance Co Ltd, Hong Kong. Very similar in wording as the example above. Decided to google to check it out - and...yes...it brought me here. Thank goodness! IT'S A SCAM!! -- I feel sorry for any elderly or vulnerable person who receives a similar letter! Mine is going straight into the trash!

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  105. I have just recieved same letter from Hua Ong....SCAM!!! Thanx to sites like this...was believeing it at 1st!!! :-)

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  106. Same as above Mr Hua Ong Business Relations manager of Hung Kai Finance Company Ltd Hong Kong.........deceased client similar name died in accident in mainland China,no will.......wants to split his funds of $10.5m . The companies do have web sites but no doubt Mr Hua Ong ain't real!!

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  107. Surely Mr Hua Ong must be real -- after all I received one of these letters from him today and everyone knows The Business Relations Manager of a respected Hong Kong finance company wouldn't lie. :P

    I know Hung Kai Finance Company is real from searching on Google -- I wonder whether they would be interested in seeing the letter sent to me by "one of their employees"!

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  108. November 26 2011 09.15
    I recieved a letter yesterday adressed to me by my christain name , with same contents as described throughout this blog. Was Googling contents of the letter when came across this site. The letter was posted in Home Counties North mail centre, and I live in Nottingham. BEWARE! How these people get hold of our names/addresses, it should be STOPPED.

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  109. Same letter arrived from a Mr Bailey Bong, to our address in West Wales, hand written envelope and requesting our information by email, telephone or fax. The envelope was postmarked Romford, and said in the letter that this was to prevent chinese authorities intercepting it!!!
    Good job there are sites like this and the majority of us look up scams and such like.

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  110. Same here - letter received from Bailey Bong, Business Relationship Manager with the Nanyang Commercial Bank in Hong Kong. The amount in question here is $22.350M. Christmas is coming...............!!

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  111. I just recieved the same letter today here in Guernsey, Channel Islands I've just emailed so called Hua Ong Business Relationship Manager for Hung Kai Finance Company in Hong Kong and told him where to go. Its not clever sending B***S**T like that, GROW UP whoever it is. Cant these people be stopped somehow????

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  112. Mine is from Mr Michael Chong Lee, and only relates to $12.350M. I feel cheated already!

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  113. I received the inheritance letter in California today from Fu Zu Cheng, Personal Bamker for the Nanyang Commercial Bank in China.... Looks like the letter was mailed from LA.

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  114. December 10 2011 and the idiot is still at it. My life-changing letter was posted in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Watch Out the Bugger is About.

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  115. Hi, I'm from Australia. Just received same letter. It was from a Japanese guy called Itsuki Hiroshi. Big scam!!!!!!

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  116. I recieved a letter today from Zhang Bo. BRM from Nanyang Commercial Bank. They sent it to my place of work!! F****** CREEPS!!! How is it they get your info?

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  117. Hello, yesterday I received such a letter. Mr Suu Jihai wrote from the Senshu Bank, Japan.
    e-mail address: mrsuujihai@yahoo.com.hk
    The letter was posted in Mount Pleasant with Royal Mail.

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  118. I recieved same letter today from Fu Zu Cheng
    Nanyang Commercial Bank in China email chengfu01@gmail.com

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  119. Just received the same letter from panjun54@yahoo.com

    Word for word. 14.7 million dollars. Nice!

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  120. Today I received a letter to my business address from panjun54@yahoo.com

    Please feel free to spam the living hell out of that address

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  121. Me too. Received today from Pan Jun, Business Relations Manager at Chiyu Bank Hong Kong. Same amount, £14.7 million. Bit of a coincidence that!

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  122. Hi. Just got similar letter in post from Jin Mai Lung, supposedly the chief investment advisor of Wong Lee Asset Management Company in Hong Kong about the $18.5m and the accident, also to keep the contents of the letter confidencial because of his status in the company !

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  123. I'm from the Netherlands and received today the same letter from mr Suu Jihai

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    1. Also from Netherlands, same letter, from mr. Suu Jihai.

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  124. mine came in the mail today but from the desk of Mr Zhang Bo Hong Kong China

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  125. Also in the Netherlands, from mr. Suu Jihai, the letter starts as follows:
    I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this letter confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail.

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  126. Hi, Our letter arrived today from Mr.Toshihiko Fukuyama, because we are namesakes to his deceased client who also had an accident, Wants to split $20m with us

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  127. I contacted Mr.Lee we have split the money and I am now sitting on just shy of $7Million US.
    Have problems now of having to move house and change identity to cover my tracks - but it will not be a problem with that much in the bank. Thanks to all you skeptics that ensured the cash waited around until Muggings here responded.

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  128. Here's the latest one, posted in UK, received 23/01/12.
    From Mr Lifeng Hong of Bank of Ningbo, China.
    FAX: +852 3006 4366
    Email: honglifeng65@yahoo.com.hk
    All details same as those above except US$8.5 million.

    Google Finance lists Lifeng Hong as a Director and Deputy Head of the Bank of Ningbo Co. Ltd. Address: No.294 Zhongshan East Road, Ningbo, ZHJ 315040, China.
    Tel: +86-574-87050028, Fax: +86-574-87050027

    I'm going to reply from my anonymous email address requesting that he re-invests my 50% and pays the interest/dividends into my private Swiss bank account. Simples!

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  129. hi had a letter arrive this morning saying i could be entitled to $15million, and that the person i have same name as died in an accident. Saying it has been through heir hunters, surley a business man would write a better letter than that!! nothing but a scam!!

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  130. same letter different name sent from shuji kobayashi with the tajima bank surely someone with that much money they would have had a will

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    1. letter from Toshinhiko Fukuyama 8.8M no, less, from my namesake. Sorry for the people that have been caught up in this scam. Someone is encouraging the scammers to spend lots of money on postage.

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  131. Hi I had the same letter sent this morning, from a Lee Shun 14.7 million this time what a load of bollocks!!!!

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  132. This scam has reached Scotland with the same layout. I'm a great believer in "you don't get if you don't ask", but on this occassion i think i will keep my mouth shut. Would be good to see something done about this but it would probably be inhibiting his human rights or something like that! So, be careful out there...

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  133. Just received the same letter from a Mr Hung Pang to my home in Hertfordshire. Surely there must be some way of catching these hoaxers. They must leave some form of paper trail or electronic footprint.
    I recognised this as a scam straight away, especially as the letter was so badly worded that even a six year old could produce a better format. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil.....because I am the biggest son of a bitch walking in the valley. Nice try Mr Hung Pang of Hong Kong, but not today thankyou.

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  134. scam letter arrived in Edinburgh from Lifeng Hong - I liked 'do not betray my confidence'... lets all email honglifeng65@yahoo.com.hk & ask him for a share....

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  135. I also have encountered some of banks Shoko Chukin Bank Japan, but with the name Aki Akira
    beware of it !

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  136. Got a letter from Mr Toshihiko fukuyama, I'm in Melbourne Australia the amount is 20,000,000 USD of which I get half YAY !!!
    He must be on holidays as the letter was posted in South Africa. I will reply to his email address along the lines of .Dear MR Fukuharder please stop sending these scam letters

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  137. Just had a letter through today from Zun Shuen saying that my father had died in a car crash in China - He is dead, but he died in hospital in Britain!!!

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  138. Just received this, from a MR Hung Pang, $10.5M from Hong Kong on offer.
    As we moved to this house fairly recently and it was a physical letter, I believe they got the address from an EBay purchase we made for an electronic component that came from Hong Kong. So beware when using ebay - your address and finance details could be getting sold on.

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  139. Just received a letter posted from South Africa from Toshihiko Fukuyama of the Shoko Chukin Bank of Japan Knew it was a scam before it was opened. Do these people think we are complete imbeciles.
    Lets keep this up so people can see how many people from all over the world are being sent these letters.

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  140. I am a MILLIONAIRE !!!!!! did any of your suckers call..? guess not....!!

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  141. Recieved physical letter from this scammer details exactly as reported by others; dead relative who has left me 8.35 million.
    Contact details:
    David Zhou Bao
    Tel +853 3175 0906
    Fax +853 3015 7658
    email: zhoubao@chinamail.com
    Dated 25 Jan 2012

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  142. Had a letter today from David Zhou Bao, Principal Asset Consultant for Guangdong Bank, Hong Kong. Same story, have been left 8.35m US$ by a deceased relative we have never heard of.
    We have also purchased items on E bay from HK.

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  143. hi all im from victoria ,australia well there still going strong, nice and early into 2012 as i have just received the same letter with a different name which means nothing, promosing a split of 18.5 million blaa, blaa, blaa, if i keep this quiet, the only thing ide like to split is this dead beats head if i could ever find his whereabouts,honestly how thick do they think people are,

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  144. Just been told that poor old Duncan died whilst visiting China. Thank goodness the very kind Mr Fukuyama from the Shoko Chukin Bank in Hong Kong told me and now I can mourn the man who has made me richer by $12 M!!!!!! What a gent! They must think I sailed up the Clyde in a banana boat, wish we could report these lying gits.
    From Scotland

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    1. Same letter arrived today April 14-2012 .
      Just how many relatives has Duncan got ?
      Will these scams ever stop ?
      And only a second class stamp .

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  145. same letter received from Hung Pang Tel +85281974077 Email hungpang53@yahoo.com.hk

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  146. Why am I always the last to be offered a share of 18.5 million ... I'll bet there's about £1.50 left by the time I get my share. Fortunately Mr Cheng Mo Chi of Wong Lee Asset Management Company hasn't asked for a cut - he wants me to have the lot to stop it going straight ot the government. Oh well, it's nice to know that there are still altruists out there.

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  147. I "went along with this malarkey" but did not go through with it. However attached documents from Hung Pang, Central Bank of China and solicitors Howard Chung and Wong all have the same IP address 212.82.111.219 which according to one IP address locator points to Japan and another to Russia!

    Incidentally I reported this as a possible scam to Local Trading standards in Amersham Bucks, and have not had the courtesy of a reply. Until governments sort out the problems of multiple jurisdictions then the world is a scammers paradise.

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  148. I've just had a lett from Lee Shun too, straight away it looked like a scam. Glad I double checked online though. How do they get your details?

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  149. A letter dated 20th Jan from Kazushige Yamamoto. Will be taking it to the police.

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  150. !!! Spam !!!

    Paul Chan david.chapple@aau.edu.et

    I am Paul Chan, a retired Principal Assurance manager of a Bank in China . I'm privy to an important information/private I want to share with you.
    Thank you.
    Paul Chan.

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  151. our family has just enjoyed a pleasant 30 mins reading all the eloquent replies above. I would love to tell you all we were the exception that actually got the windfall payment..... but alas... they probably got our details from some ebay purchase... phone covers or something!
    It is a pity the authorities don't do more about these things and protect the vulnerable gullible's in our society......

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  152. My mother-in-law received letter today from Fukushima Toshiaki with the Senshu bank Japan,Phone +81-505-806-7353. These people have too much time on their hands. Seriously, postage stamped in New Jersey!!! S-C-A-M!!!

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  153. I received a leter posted in the Uk by his son this morning from Kazuyoshi from Tajima Bank in Japan. Exactly the same as the very first letter on here. Now in the bin. DJ Dave Canterbury.

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  154. Received basically the same letter as most of the rest of you. Same Fax # Ect. They are now using the name Mr. Simon Wei which I have not seen listed as of this time. I am from Florida, letter was postmarked Dallas, Tx. They really get around.

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  155. Also received a letter posted in the UK today. Immediately thought of an asian version of the Nigerian scams.

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  156. I received a letter posted in Witspos/South Africa by Lian Xu Wang. He pretends to be from Private Banking Department of Nanyang Bank and he likes to share USD$30.300M because the owner (holding same family name like myself) died in 2003 of a heart attack in a hospital in South Africa and the funds have never been claimed by relatives.
    Strange that he sent the letter from South Africa while he is working in Hong Kong!?!?
    lianxuwang@gmail.com is mentioned as reply address. I hope this is helpful to somebody ;-)

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  157. Latest associates of Toshinhiko Fukuyama is Dr Devante Hui of info@devanteassociates.com and his bank is HSBC Queen Street, Kowloon, his account is with Stretton Consultants Ltd Account No 817551195838 and also at the Hang Seng bank,83 Des Voex Rd Central, account in the name of Asia Leaders Corporation Ltd., Account number 228423182883,also Hang Seng Bank Des Voeux Rd Central, account in the name of Raise Sales Ltd, account Number 228423950883

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  158. Got 2 lovely letters from Tai Jun, from the Chiyu Banking Corp email: taijun7yahoo.com tel +85281245797 on the 25th of Feb. Got in touch with Tai Jun we fell in love, she's pregnant and we're now enjoying our $14.7 million in Malibu, we're about to close on a $6.7 million beach front villa with a helipad and a foosball game room.
    Guys read comments here saying that you're replied to emails and phoned the number provided. DONT DO IT...these bastards are not necessarily after your money but they might need to just confirm your identity and contact details. So ANY information you give them for them its a bonus and a small victory...so PLS DONT REPLY to any email or pick up your phone when weird numbers appear on the dial. In my case I was being phoned by a Vietnamese number around when I got the letters, don't know how they got my mobile number and address but I under no circumstance you should fall into their trap and acknowledge the validity of the info.
    The cheap bastards used a 2nd class stamp and that was laughable in itself. Anyhow RIP Mr. John, don't know who you are but as a deceased namesake i'll have a Guinness in your memory...

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  159. I, too have been contacted by Tai Jun. I'm shocked to discover that she's set up house with someone else as she promised me that I was the one when we had our passionate encounter in Malaysia last year.

    Her mistake on this occasion was apparent because I live in a building of 16 flats, and she sent identical letters to other residents which all arrived in the same post.

    Anonymous (Apr 17) is right when he says you should never give these clowns any information about yourself that they don't already have. It only serves to confirm to them that their fishing expedition has hooked something and helps build their profile of you.

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  160. My 84 year old mother has received an identical letter to those above saying that she has a share in $8.8 million from a relative we have never heard of who met with a sticky end on mainland China. The email address is yamamotokazushige@yahoo.com.hk if anyone would like to spam them to blazes!

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  161. i had the letter and replied and got this back thank god for google.




    Dear Friend,



    I must say that I have enormous respect for you considering the manner in which I have made contact with you. We never know when life is about to shower us with good fortune, however we spend so much time wishing that life does.


    The uniqueness of your name has made it possible for us to come together and share some decent money I will state the very crucial issues here, I saw this great opportunity presenting itself when I noticed that there was no next of kin in the bio data form of John. I then hired a private investigator to investigate and help me get contact details of anyone with the same last name with John and hoping would be one of good repute. He then came up with your name and that was how I contacted you.


    In everything one does with another: there must be a meeting of minds. Without us both seeing and assessing the situation through the same lenses there cannot and will never be success or progress. So as we say in Chinese thoroughness is what is needed here.


    I need for you to follow my every instruction and do exactly as I say. You must let me direct this project for us to have success. This is not negotiable. It is when there is no leadership and no meeting of minds that there are problems.


    Everything is going to be done in sequence. I will imagine that the whole process should take about 2 weeks before the money will be in your account.


    At this stage I have exclusive access to John's file. I will be instructing a solicitor in China to prepare all the documents in your name. This will then be put in John's file and presented to my bank. It will be approved and then authorization given to The Dalian Bank to make payment to you. Please this is very important and your total commitment is what is desired. I will be speaking to you only and when necessary as this is a precaution. Most communication will be done via this email address.


    At this stage I am sure you have loads of questions you want to ask. We are going to take this matter on a step-by-step basis. However something that I must point out to you at this stage is that there is no wrong on your part. At the end of the day it is The Dalian Bank that will be contacting you to inform you that money has been left for you. You are not contacting the bank so you are doing absolutely nothing wrong or taking any risk. The only person who could have disputed this is long gone.


    You must understand why there must be serious confidentiality about this whole process. The Dalian Bank is a specialist bank, which deals with high net worth individuals and giant corporations. I have my contact there to make sure that nothing goes wrong. As soon as Chiyu Bank has gone through all formalities, they will instruct The Dalian bank to make payments to you. This will be done through a Solicitor as certain verifications required by law have to be done.


    Please you can reach me on my confidential tel/00 852-8170-3961, You can call me at anytime.


    Kindly reconfirm the following, as I need as confirmation for my file.


    FULL NAMES
    ADDRESS
    TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS (CONFIDENTIAL)
    OCCUPATION


    My friend please let us be positive and show discretion as we both make one of the most fruitful steps of our lives.


    I wait your response via this email.


    Lee

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  162. Aloha from the beautiful island of Oahu. just received the same letter but from Yang Zicheng from Nanyang Commercial Bank. The amount changes I noticed, damn, mine is $12.65 million and I'm supposed to split it. Hello! these idiots ever heard of google and the internet? Thank you for having this scam watch site. I just hope nobody falls for this bullshit!

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  163. p.s. from Hawaii...Mr. Yang Zicheng's email address is zichengy@yahoo.com
    phone# 852-81205471. Mail came from Los Angeles.

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  164. Hello From Humboldt County, CA
    Just received the scam letter today.
    Email address reads tfukuyamal@yahoo.co.jp
    Fax 81343330279

    They sent it to my business address?

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  165. I just received a similar letter from Hung Puog, Business Relations Manager for Finance Company in Hong Kong.

    It's such a rip off.

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  166. Just picked up my mail, well, it was nice of Mr Jin Wank to consider me, but dont really care for these high powered business types, think i shall pass on this one.

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  167. Wow....I got a letter dated 17th april from Lee Zhou......Same kind of information I could have a split of 9m USD...bla bla bla.

    Great reading all the other peoples comments ;o)

    Be safe everyone

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  168. Got it by email today same info as above

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  169. Received the same letter from Cai Li, Business Relations Manager for Nanyang Commercial Bank, by post to my home address today. Letter dated 9 June 2012. Postage cost 60 pence.

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  170. I'am from holland en I received a letter from David Wang, Nanyang commercial bank at 25th of june at my business adres. Letter was posted in Holland. Content was the same.

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  171. Received a letter today, July 2, 2012, from Mr. Liang of Nanyang Commercial Bank, Hong Kong about a person with my last name having deposited USD$28,500,000.00 (April 2002) under Nanyang Commercial Banks private banking managment departmnet which he is heading as senior executive director. The funded invested grew by USD$1.8 million. In mid 2003 the person with my last name asked that the investment account be liquidated and t o make the funds (USD$30.3 million) available in his account at the wing Hang Ba nk (WHB). The funds are unclaimed. He has found that the person with my last named dies in South Africa and there is no known next of kin. Mr Liang says he has a way to assist me in claiming these funds before the Chinese government does.His TEL: 011 852 8191 6301, FAX: 011 852-3015 0826, Email: KUNGXIO3@GMAIL.COM Looks like he has been very busy with this scam for years. Perhaps you can track him down and prosecute him.

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  172. I live in London and just received same letter from Cai Li from Nanyang Commercial Bank. I understand this is a scam, but what do they get out of it?

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  173. I live in the north of Scotland. Received a letter yesterday from a Mr Michael Zu, a business relations manager for a Chiyu banking corporation.
    The content of the letter being virtually identical to some of the above.
    He awaits my response!!..
    He'll be waiting a f*****g long time!
    Yours.

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  174. I received a similiar letter to my home address from Cai Li too dated 9th June proposing that we split the "inheritance" in half

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  175. I received a similar letter to my home address from Tetsui Yuu Tadashi with Shinsei Bank Japan proposing that we split the "inheritance", from a deceased of the same name as my own, in half!
    The wording is identical to many of the letters published above.

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  176. OMG! does anyone actually fall for this. This is just a ridiculous letter. Received the same letter as many above. Mr. Long duck dong aka Moron needs to get a real job. ha ha ha 30.3 million and the poor sap died of a heart attack in Africa.....bla bla bla......what a family guy Duck donger!

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  177. 10/7/10
    I reveived a letter from Mr Gu Lin/gulin54@yahoo.com.hk with the same sort of contents, hk phone and fax numbers.
    How silly do these people think the general pubic are?
    Well, as they say - what goes round comes round.
    Can some one stop these scoundrels and lock them up<

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  178. my grandad who is in his 90's has recieved this letter. he is adamant that its true. we have tried every way possible to convince him otherwise, we are worried. who do we report this too before its too late???? HELP!!! x

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  179. My client just received the same letter. Came from south Africa. Let your grandad read this blog and show him how the letter has been very similar for the last 2 years. It is so sad there is still people out there trying to take advantage of others!!

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  180. Its still doing the rounds. Now the name is 'Mr Shu Jiawei'. Actually used a 1st class UK stamp!!(Romford). What a load of PRATS!

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  181. Yep still doing the rounds.... Nice of him to call me dear though! :)

    Hello Dear,

    How are you today, I had sent an earlier mail to you on this matter without a response.

    My name is Mr. Cheng Wei, I work in the Assets department at Wing Lung Bank?.
    I will like to discuss about a deceased client's Fixed Deposit Account WithWing Lung Bank ?

    Regards,

    Mr. Cheng Wei
    Asset Man Dept
    www.winglungbank.com

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  182. hi ppl, ive just had a similar email. first thought was to search names etc and here I am. Am I best to go along with the emails as far as I can to get as many details as I can for police???

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  183. Cant write well on your posting box here, it keeps freezing. Letter from South Africa to long deceased former resident of my home in Chicago area. Mr. Liang writes that deceased person could have share of $30M left in affiliated bank by person with same name who died of a heart attack in S. Africa in 2003. No further details about a split or what the scam is are offered. I migh have a bit of fun with this guy.

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  184. Just got a letter from Li Pei of Chiyu Banking Corporation.

    The fact that he can afford to use a letter in the post tells me they are making too much money. I will haggle as I think they only deserve 10% of the pot, not 50%.

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  185. Just received one today for my ex-wife from Mr. Shu Jiawei. 1st class post from Romford postal district. Might just set up a bogus email address and contact him :-)

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  186. i got a letter from mr david lin, the wording was very similar but it was changed abit. saying the money would be shared 50 50. it said he was from hong kong. he asked us to trust him that he was a family man but ITS A SCAM

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  187. i received the same kind of letter, but what i don't understand, what is the purpose to get our name and adress, meaning, what can they do with these infos ?

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  188. My boss just received a letter from Cheng Yao, Senior Manager for Asset Management for Shanghai Pudong Development Bank China. He advised that a distant relative left 12.35 million and he would like to split the cash 50/50, otherwise it will revert back to the government.

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  189. Just received a similar letter by post from AKI AKIRA Email address info.akiakira@gmail.com Telephone 0081345780552 Address 2-7-2NISHI-SHINJUKU-KU, (IN YOUR FUCKIN DREAMS!) TOKYO JAPAN. Apparently, Franks dead. Im gutted RIP Frank

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  190. I got the same fucking letter. One Mr David Lin said one in my family died i hongkong, and i dont have any family in hongkong.wtf

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  191. Got one in the paper mail today from Mr Shu Jiawei, Chief Finance Officer, China Development Bank .... same nonsense as the other letters. So I'm now potentially worth 50% of $9.8M :)

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  192. My letter actually had USPS f/c postage. Post marked Oakland, CA. Contents:

    Hello Douglas,
    I am Mr. Norman Chang; I rvork as a Business Relationship Manager with the Nanyang Commercial Bank in Hong Kong
    China. I have asked a friend coming to The United States to send this letter on my behalf for security reasons as I want to be sure
    my letter is not intercepted here in Hong Kong. I have decided to contact you regarding the estate of a deceased client with a
    similar last name and an investment placed under our banks management many years ago. I hope I have not embarrassed you as I
    gol your name from our Chamber of Commerce Directory. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail
    confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contact you independently and no
    one is informed of this communication. In 2000 the deceased; Mr. Thomas Moore came to our bank to engage in business
    discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of $22.350 million (Twentv Two
    Million Three Hundred and Fiftv Thousand United States dollars) which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.
    Based on my advice, we spun the money ar<lund various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of
    operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over $1.8 million United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed
    that the principal sum ($22.350M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in
    Hong Kong \116 ga4 i11 1eg6h +tithespeeiaiki b"ank in l{orgliung SharryAai CommgrciafBariR (SCB) who agreEil to receive this
    money for a fee and make funds available to Mr. Moore. However Shanghai Commercial Bank got in touch with us last year that
    this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that Mr. Moore was involved in an accident in Mainland
    Chin4 which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you is because you are namesakes.
    What I propose is that sirrce I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. My bank will
    contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my
    bank, my bank will instruct SCB to make payments to you. You do not have to have known him. I know this might be a bit heavy
    for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this
    happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state. Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime
    opportunity for us. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above Email. Telenhone and Fax numbers.
    Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the
    consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a
    platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of
    one accord, we should act swiftly on this. Please get back to me immediately via the telephone, fax number or email address
    above and let me know if you intend to assist or not. If you also do not want to be involved kindly let me know so I would sever
    further communication with you.
    I await your response.
    Norman Chang

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