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Dear Caitlín R. Kiernan,

My name is Albert Hong a legal practitioner with A. Hong & partners in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I found your contact/profile some where over the Internet and it gave me the greatest joy, that you are the one I have been looking for. Whom I strongly believe could execute this transaction with me. And being more positive that with your capability, that this transaction of transferring US$19,628,000.00 will be successfully accomplished.

My purpose of contacting you is for you to help secure the funds left behind by my late client, to avoid it being confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Finance House. Where this fund valued (US$19,628,000.00) Nineteen Million, six hundred and twenty eight thousand United State Dollars deposited by my client before his death in November 2004.

You might be wondering why am i communicating with you, believe it or not it is simply because you and my late client have the same surname. Though this is coincidental, I strongly believe, you could help me in the task which is the distribution of my late client's funds.

And the said funds in the Finance House is considered "UNSERVICEABLE" after my client passed away as there were no indication of next of kin whatsoever that the Institution could consider as a beneficiary for the said funds.

Being my late client's legal adviser, the Institution notified my office, that I need to produce and to contact the next of kin of my deceased client, to either "REACTIVATE" the account or to "MAKE CLAIMS" of the said funds which is carrying a monthly surcharge.

Now, my intention is purely to seek your consent to kindly present you as the legal next of kin/beneficiary to my late client's funds. This would mean that the proceeds of the said funds would be released to you. After the release of the funds to you, we shall then share it mutual, which will be 70% to me and 30% to you.

My office would provide documents to back up your claim. The most important thing I need is your honest/sincere cooperation in this task. And I assure you that this transaction will be legally executed according to the dictates of the law, which will protect you from any infraction of the law.

However, if this business proposition offends your moral ethics, do accept my sincere apology. If on the contrary you wish to achieve this goal with me, kindly get back to me with your interest immediately for further details via this e-mail: (alb.hong002@gmail.com)

Best regards,
Mr. Albert Hong (Esq.)

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seismickitten
Mar. 27th, 2010 11:24 am (UTC)
I received my first one of these when I was about twelve. I remember a strong sense of moral outrage, knowing that it had to be spam because, certainly, no one could want to enter into a business arrangement with a pre-pubescent Canadian girl. I sent back an indignant email to that effect. I had a co-worker once whose partner would make fake forms and send them back, such as banking information from Hot Dog Co., etc.

Of course, now I couldn't be bothered. The passionate email written by my twelve-year-old self has faded into an occasional derisive snort.
loosechanj
Mar. 27th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Looks legit to me, go for it!
stsisyphus
Mar. 27th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
There used to be some kind of site you could send these to that would response with increasingly ludicrous demands for the scammer to prove their sincerity. Wish I could remember what it was.

I recommend you send them back an offer to read their unsolicited manusc... HEY! You already did read it. I recommend putting in your line edits and comments and sending them a bill.
niamh_sage
Mar. 27th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
There used to be some kind of site you could send these to that would response with increasingly ludicrous demands for the scammer to prove their sincerity. Wish I could remember what it was.

This one? http://www.419eater.com/
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nightwitch
Mar. 27th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
As the National Lampoon used to say: You may already be a weiner.
sovay
Mar. 27th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
Being my late client's legal adviser, the Institution notified my office, that I need to produce and to contact the next of kin of my deceased client, to either "REACTIVATE" the account or to "MAKE CLAIMS" of the said funds which is carrying a monthly surcharge.

I wonder if those capitals and quotation marks were meant to be sound as ironic as they look . . .
martianmooncrab
Mar. 27th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Dear Mr Hong;

Please send the money via money order in increments of 9,900 dollars each to my Post Office Box. I will contact you when they clear.

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sfmarty
Mar. 28th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
If ever there was a case showing the need for editing...
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