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    Senior Member Blunted One's Avatar
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    Thumbs down BS just in...from Hong Kong

    Just got this in my email. Any suggestions on what I should do? Or perhaps some similar stories...

    from *********@yahoo.com.hk...seems like a common enough email address

    Dear Friend,

    Top of the day to you, I hope this correspondence reach you in good
    health.

    I must first crave your indulgence as the contents of this
    correspondence may not meet your personal or business ethics. I apologize
    in advance.

    I am Peter Chan, I presently head the investment division of Bank of
    America, Hong Kong, The main purpose of this correspondence is to intimate
    you of a possible joint business venture.

    In the course of our yearly audit, we came across a fixed deposit
    account of US$17,600,000.00 (Seventeen Million, Six Hundred Thousand
    United States Dollars) only that has been rolled over for the past four
    years.

    Further investigation revealed that the said fixed deposit belonged
    to an expatriate (Name with-held for the time being) who was a
    consultant/contractor with the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture,

    Going through his bio-data form, we discovered that the only contact
    written by him was that of his personal lawyer.
    Correspondence between both of me revealed that the depositor had
    passed on and the lawyer is the executor of his will. Further prodding
    from me also revealed that the will made no mention of the deposit being
    held in our bank.

    After careful deliberations, the lawyer and I have decided to find a means
    of keeping this fund for ourselves. The lawyer proposed that he write a
    letter to our bank in his official capacity as the lawyer and executor of
    the will to have our bank transfer the funds a third party we will both
    nominate.

    The lawyer has agreed I should look for the third party and he will
    facilitate the paperwork for this claim with your active participation.

    All I need is your consent to act as the third party and I will put all
    relevant information at your disposal and discuss your remuneration for
    this endeavour.

    Should this proposal be of interest to you, please indicate your
    interest via a return mail to enable me put more information at your
    disposal.

    I remain obliged.

    Yours Truly,

    P**** C***.

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    I would call the Chinese immigration office and see how many Nigerians have recently moved to Hong Kong. -- sorry I had to say it...

    you might try emailing abuse@yahoo.com.hk ... not sure if that is a real address... but it is worth a shot. I went to hk.yahoo.com and translated it with google's language tools, but I could not find a way to report phishing/scams...
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    Is there a "Bank of America" ?

    If so, I am sure that they would be interested?



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    A response from yahoo

    Quote Originally Posted by westin
    you might try emailing abuse@yahoo.com.hk ... not sure if that is a real address... but it is worth a shot.
    Thanks for the idea. I contacted them and got an official response as follows...

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.

    It appears our team has received previous copies of the email you are
    reporting. We do investigate each incident that is brought to our
    attention and will, if appropriate, take corrective action as per our
    Terms of Service (TOS). Please know that Yahoo! is unable to disclose
    the action taken on another user's account with a third party. We are
    not able to make exceptions to this rule.
    Not that this is going to do much, but at least they care...hehe.
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    Correspondence between both of me
    Heh, that's a phrase you don't see often enough :P
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    I guessing what the next step is, he asks for your bank account information to so kindly deposit the money into... or remove all you have.. just a thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyrus
    I guessing what the next step is, he asks for your bank account information to so kindly deposit the money into... or remove all you have.. just a thought
    Yes. The bank account will be asked, ostensibly so they could initiate the transfer of the funds. In the meantime, kindly remit so-and-so amount to a Paypal account or another financial facility to pay the required taxes upfront and ease up the government restrictions that will allow you to reap the windfall [except that the fall will be yours for whiffing all that wind!].

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    Rule 3. You should "Never talk to strangers" (unless they belong to the AO community and properly verified for their bona fides by the Moderators and Seniors.

    Eh... just stick to Rule 3, PERIOD!
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