DrFreddy not like spam so much. Especially not to his work email address. This time, and this time only, DrFreddy couldn’t resist the temptation to reply. Hehe.
I will update this post as new messages are being sent and received.
Stay tuned for action! I will take this as far as possible. If you have suggestions for what my next reply should be, feel free to share them in the comments.
Edit July 25: It seems I got no more action after email #8. Wonder why…
1. Initial contact. From a yahoo.com.hk address. Seems legit.
I am Lee Leung, an account manager in China Trust Bank and i have an urgent and confidential business proposition for you.
Awaiting your urgent response : [email protected]
2. My first reply.
Wow! I'm really, really interested. Please email me from your corporate China Trust Bank address so we can get to work as soon as possible.
Sent from my iPhone
3. And here we go. A long and good one. Please note the use of yahoo.com.hk despite my request.
Dear Partner ,
Many thanks for responding to my proposal, despite the manner in which I have made contact with you.
I would go straight to the proposal at hand without wasting much of your time. It is left for you to make up your mind if you would go along with me in accomplishing this or not. If you do wish, then you must realize that you will have to proceed as per my instructions. If not, we could terminate all further correspondences right now, and I will continue looking for someone else of repute who must of course, bear the same last name as you and the subject matter of this transaction. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this email confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this email. I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication.
In 2006, the subject matter (Late Alfred), came to our bank to engage in financial investment discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of $42 million United States dollars, which he wished to have us invest on his behalf. I was a senior Asset Manager at the time, and was therefore appointed his private banker/portfolio manager. It was I who furnished the Late Alfred with numerous investment suggestions and advise in line with my duties. Given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank, I encouraged him to consider various investment growth funds with prime ratings. The favored route in my advice to customers is to start by assessing data on 600 traditional stocks and bond managers and alternative investments. Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made very attractive profit margins within the first fiscal year of operation. THE CAPITAL PLUS ACCRUED INTEREST ON THE LATE ALFRED'S ESTATE AT THIS POINT STOOD AT A LITTLE OVER $46 MILLION USD. THIS IS MY TARGET, AND HOPEFULLY YOURS TOO.
In October 2007, he had instructed that the portfolio be liquidated because he needed to make urgent real estate investments requiring cash payments in the United Kingdom. We got in touch with a specialist bank who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to Alfred. This we successfully did before the end of October 2007, and the entire $46 Million USD was transferred to this British Specialist Bank.
Last month, I received a notice from the specialist bank notifying me that as a policy, their financial Institution was obliged to notify the originator of a transfer in the event of such assets being kept dormant/unclaimed after 4 years. The $46 Million we had transferred on behalf of Alfred has been sitting in the bank for about 5 years untouched, without any instructions from him.
This was indeed shocking news for me considering the urgency he had requested we make the transfer at the time. Upon further inquiry, I found out that he was involved in a very unfortunate and freak hiking accident in the mountains of China and passed away only a few weeks after the transfer was made to the specialist bank on his behalf in 2007.
As his personal banker, I used all information available to me from his files and upon further inquiries discovered that the deceased died intestate – In fact, he died without nominating a next of kin, or a beneficiary for his estate in the event of the inevitable.
His records with us too show no next of kin and the ONLY reason I am writing you is because you do infact bear the same last name with the late Alfred. NOTE IMPORTANTLY, THAT YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE KNOWN, OR EVEN MET WITH THE LATE ALFRED. Nobody will ask you any questions pertaining to that.
What I wish to relate to you may smack of unethical practices but I want you to understand something. It is only an outsider to the banking world, particularly here in China that will be surprised to find that the internal politics of the banking world is fraught with aberration. There are sometimes indeed, extremely huge rewards for those who occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios. This is indeed, a very golden opportunity for the both of us to achieve whatever financial breakthroughs we may have ever dreamed of, or imagined.
What I propose is that since you are a foreigner and I have exclusive access to the late Alfred's file; you will be made the legal beneficiary to these funds and the specialist/holding bank will subsequently be instructed to make payment of the monies in their custody to you. This would not be of any hinderance to us because all the instructions with which the specialist bank has been working under as regards the liquidated portfolio, have been instructions handed by me directly, to this specialist/holding bank.
Nobody is getting hurt in this. As a banker here in China, we see so much cash and funds being assigned and re-assigned daily. Please understand that the only other alternative to this situation, would be that I notify Hang Seng Bank Corporation of the presence of these yet unclaimed sums. The Hang Seng Bank Corporation would thereupon instruct me to contact the Specialist Bank in England, and ask for the sums to be reverted back to the state coffers, whereas, the money would simply go into offshore accounts of these Government top officials.
I know that this may perhaps be a bit technical for you decipher, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come once in a lifetime and as personal banker to the deceased and custodian to his files and all his information present, I ALONE, HOLD THE KEY to these funds. I want us to keep communication for now strictly by emails. Please note of importance, that I am a family man; I have a wife and children. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this.
Finally, I thank you for taking the time to read this and look forward to receiving a swift and hopefully positive feedback from you (hoping you would accept my offer to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity).
Lee Kam Leung
4. I am all ears!
Awesome. I had no idea good old Alfred had so much dough lying around. 46M USD, was it? And you have full access? Sweet mama. Look, if you send me a bank check for 45M USD, I will not tell anyone. 1M USD should cover your expenses and more, if you know what I'm saying. Peace out!
5. Another long one. Love the “obey” part. Still yahoo.com.hk 🙂
I am in receipt of your email and I am glad you have accepted to partner with me in this. 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 to share some decent money.Well,I will state the very crucial issues here, as I have to leave to attend to personal matters. You see, someone close to me recently become sick and her medic examinations are about to be carried out, so this is not a good time in my family now,But however,this has to be done instead of leaving this for corrupt government officials.
In everything one does with another, there must be a meeting of minds. In Latin, its called “consensus adidem”: Without both of us seeing and assessing the situation through the same eyeball there cannot and will never be success or progress. So as we say in Chinese thoroughness is what is needed here.
I need you to obey my every instruction and do exactly as I say. You must let me direct this project for us to succeed. 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 time, I have exclusive access to the files. I will be instructing a solicitor in China to prepare all the documents in your name, this will include a legal testament backdated to reflect it was done before Mr Alfred died saying that Mr Alfred appointed you as his next of kin and beneficiary of his account in China Trust Bank.
This document is what I will include in the file and present to the senior management of my bank when I tell them about the notice from the specialist bank about the funds of Mr Alfred. The bank will meet to discuss his death and then as he has already appointed you as his next of kin in the file I will present to them, transfer of the value will be approved and then authorization given to the specialist bank to make payment to you. Please this is very important and your total commitment is what is desired.
I understand the important responsibility you are taking for this deal to be successful as without you, we cannot lay claim to the funds, hence for your involvement, I am willing we share the money 40% to you, 40% to me and 20% to my partner at the specialist bank who will be facilitating the smooth operation of the transfer from that end. The most important thing is for everything to happen smoothly without any problem, and that all of us can enjoy our share of this money with absolute peace of mind. This cannot be over emphasized as we all have names and families to protect.
From the process, you will not be the one to contact bank, the bank will contact you to inform you that Mr Alfred has died and appointed you to inherit his money with us before he died. So you are doing absolutely nothing wrong or taking any risk. I will be speaking to you only and when necessary as this is a precaution. Most communication will be done via email address.
At this stage I am sure you have plenty 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 is that there is no wrong on your part. You must understand why there must be serious confidentiality about this whole process. The specialist bank deals with high net worth of individuals and giant corporations. My contact there will make sure that nothing goes wrong. As soon as China Trust Bank has gone through all formalities with you, they will instruct the specialist bank to make payments to you. This will be done through an attorney as certain verification's required by law have to be done.As soon as I have made the necessary amendments, you become the legal beneficiary.
I hope you will permit my imperfect English in certain areas as I hurriedly put this together, my friend please let us be positive and show discretion as we both make one of the most fruitful steps of our lives.
P.S. Let me know you received this email.
6. c4$h money biatches, what could possibly go wrong?
Exciting times! Let's move ahead as swiftly as possible.
7. Find attached two IDs in full Technicolor. That’s trust right there, Partner! And yeah, feel most welcome to my country and to hook up with family. Best friends forever!
Good day to you partner,I am so glad that we are going to be doing this together so please at all the times, I want you to believe and know that this is a very serious issue.I am starting the process by getting a lawyer to prepare documents in your name. What he will be doing is that he has to prepare documents that makes you the beneficiary of Late Mr. Alfred estate regarding the said amount. This document will be backdated and signed as if the late Alfred did it years ago when he came to my bank to invest money, that in the event of anything happening to him, you be paid as his beneficiary. It is this document I will include in the file as I submit it to the board of my bank. When this is in file and submission is made to board, meeting will then be held and board of my bank will now determine how payment will be made.They will then instruct the specialist bank to commence payment and then that is when the specialist bank will be getting in touch with you.
Also at that stage, I will be relying on you to update me daily as access to file and procedures will be out of my hand. I will be guiding you all the way to make sure there are no delays whatsoever. I am sure we can conclude everything within 2weeks.Please note that as I said earlier the specialist bank will be getting in touch with you without knowledge of communication between us. Please never mention that we have communicated.
When the specialist bankbegins contact with you, with the help of my partner there, the process will be very easy and then the funds will be paid to any account you choose to use. Do you have an account that can receive that amount of money? How long have you run the account for? Has that amount of funds gone in through that account before? Anyways,when the transfer is done, the bank will be sending all the neccessary original inheritance and probate documents directly to your bank alongside the transfer. You do not need to tell your bank anything. It is your bank that will inform you when they have received the funds and all the covering documents.
We will leave the funds in your account for at least 10 working days and then I will come to your country and meet with you and your family. We discuss and then we share money as agreed. I will then give you an account where you will transfer our share into. What is your profession? I have been working at the bank for the last 20 years in investment sector. How old are you.? I AM 53 YEARS. How large is your family? Do you have any grandchildren? I have 4 sons, 2 daughters and seven grandchildren. Big family. Please my friend I want us to work together. I want us to work as a team.
I have been working on this for over a year now and I have checked that if we do everything as planned without any enquiries, we will scale through. The china economy is bursting up with so much investments that people do high deals daily and scale through. I am very positive this will work but only if you do as I say and obey instructions.
We will be communicating day to day till we get this to fruition so I will be keeping you informed on what I do here on a daily basis so you can have a clear picture.I have to start by getting a good private and reliable solicitor who has been in practice for at least 20 years to do the paperwork. I am happy to work with you and please respond to all communications. What you do for hobby? I play golf. The late Alfred was a golfer too.There is a chinese saying that goes "Over long distance you learn about the strength of horse and over time you learn about the character of a friend" . My friend please know that i am following my chi (mind) on this, I have no choice but to trust you,
Please know that my whole life, family and hope is on this. When the money is paid to you, I am trusting that everything will be as we have agreed. I will keep you informed with my progress in trying to find a solicitor.
I have decided to attach a copy of my staff ID to show my honesty and I expect you to send me yours in your next correspondence to enable me have a first hand knowledge of whom I am dealing with.
Take care and my greetings to your family.
N.B:Please provide me with your cell phone number in your next correspondence for a brief discussion on further relevant information.
Lee Kam Leung
8. I sincerely wish for a reply to this.
I promise to obey your every command. Now that you've come forth and told me your story, please allow me to tell you a little about myself. I am happily married with six or seven wonderful kids. Or is it eight now? Anyway, I am 31 years old, but people keep telling me I still look like 16! My occupation is shamanism. I heal poor souls using guttural sounds and crystals. Quasicrystals in particular.
I'm thrilled by all this! So excited that I forwarded your email to all my Facebook and email contacts, some 1,200 good people. I hope you don't mind. I mean, if you could hook me alone up with 46 million dollares, you should be able to score billions the more contacts you have!
One of my friends showed me this webpage: https://www.chinatrust.com.tw/english/index.htm
I don't really understand what "We have recently been informed of several fraudulent letters of the same content detailing a fabricated story in the name of some Chinatrust's employees. We appeal the public not be swindled or misled." means, but I take this webpage as a certificate of your honesty and devotion.
Find attached a scan of my driver's license.
Peace out dude,
P.S. It might be hard to reach me for the next couple of hours. I need to get my ass over to the pharmacy and get a refill for my medical weed script. The back pain you know, nudge, nudge.