jlick wrote:Some of the posts here have advocated replying to these '419' advance fee scams to taunt the spammers. I would highly recommend not doing this. People have been killed by 419ers when the scam has unraveled. It is known that at least one group of 419ers is operating in Taiwan. Do not taunt them from any address that can be traced back to you. I'm not aware of any violence from 419ers here, but it has happened elsewhere.
Chairman, Asia Pacific Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email
From "Chen Quanyong" <email@example.com>
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2003 7:41 AM
Subject For your urgent and confidential attention, please reply immediately.
Compliments of the day to you
I am Mr. Chen Quanyong, (Bank Manager of a reputable bank in Taipei, Taiwan, with name withheld for now for security reasons). Your esteemed address was reliably introduced to me at the Taipei Chamber of Commerce and Industry in my search for a reliable individual who can
handle a strictly confidential transaction, which involves the transfer of a reasonable sum of money to a foreign account.
A chain of events have led to my making you this offer, and these events, I believe very strongly, are not just coincidental. In June of 1999, when I was the operations Manager of this Bank, a certain foreign individual (name withheld deliberately for now) made a time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar month valued at US$10,000,000.00 (Ten Million united states dollars) in my Bank. Upon maturity, (twelve months later ), the bank sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but we got no reply. After a month, I took this issue up personally and sent another notification, this was also returned, and it was the third in a series. Finally I discovered that the depositor died in an airplane accident in march 2000, but I have not revealed this to anyone until now and the
sum and the interest being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year at the rate of 19% per annum and as at the last value of investment on maturity, it was US$20,160,176.00 (Twenty Million, One hundred and sixty thousand, One hundred and seventy six United
In order to prevent the effect of Marginal Fluctuation on the funds, which might reduce the value of the funds in the foreign exchange market, I used a system of correspondent agreement service to withdraw the funds, using my vetted power as the Mnager of the Bank and the personal account officer of the deceased, I then secretly siphoned the money out of Taiwan and deposited it with a security firm that transports valuable goods and consignments through diplomatic means to Europe which I declared to contained family treasures and valuables owned by
Late. Mr. David Abel, to be collected by the next of kin of the deceased, while the consignment actually contains the US$20,160,176.00 in cash.
With the very strong feeling that no one will ever come forward to claim the funds, the need for a foreign assistance becomes crucial as a next of kin to the depositor is earnestly being searched for and I cannot acquire the funds in my name, I request your assistance to stand in as the
next of kin of Mr. Abel and to go to the security company in Europe and claim the money since Mr. David Abel is now dead. I hope to trust you as a God fearing person who will not betray me on this money when you claim it, rather assist me properly and as expected and also help in
the relocation of my family and I to your country at the soonest possible time after the collection of the consignment. For your reliable assistance, if willing, I will reward you with 25% of the money, be rest assured that this arrangement is absolutely risk free and cannot implicate you in any
As soon as you declare your willingness to assist, I shall furnish you with the details and information you will need to accomplish this task. Please respond as soon as possible whether or not you are interested in assisting me as this will enable me source for another person in the event of non-interest on your part.
Mr. Chen Quanyong.
Fax: ++ 873 762 922 956.
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