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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 1:14 PM
Subject: URGENT ATTENTION NEEDED
From the Desk of Deng Xi Yang
Nanyang Commercial Bank
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