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Darren Hodgskiss
Somewhere in Australia
2013-12-15 20:36:52
Wills/Probate Scam
Scammed of 730.00 Euros 
Tom Chan
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I received an email on Friday 25th October which simply said \"I\'ve been trying to reach you. Naturally my curiousity got the better of me and I replied \"what for?\"

That\'s when it began(first email response)

Subject: RE:
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:30:24 +0000



200? Huaihai Middle Rd,

Lu Wan Qu, Shanghai, China

Hello Dear,

It is understandable that you might be apprehensive because you do not know me but I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual interest to share with you.

I am Tom Chan,Senior Manager at China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Ltd, 200? Huaihai Middle Rd, Lu Wan Qu, Shanghai, China. Recently, I discovered that an Account Owned by Scott Mounce - a relative of the governor of northern Iraq\'s Salahuddin province who was killed by a suicide bomber in Baghdad and also a businessman,He made a numbered fixed deposit for 12 calendar months, with a value of Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only(10.5M USD) into an account with my bank (China Construction Bank) branch here in Shanghai .

Upon maturity, several notices were sent to him but there was no response. Consequently, another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that Scott Mounce - a relative of the governor of northern Iraq\'s Salahuddin province who was killed by a suicide bomber in Baghdad on a Sunday Afternoon. It was discovered that Scott Mounce did not declare any next of kin in his official papers, including the paper work of his bank deposit. The last time he came to my office, he confided in me that no one knew of this deposit in my bank. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country, at the expiration of six {6}years, the funds will be reverting to the ownership of the China Government, if nobody applies to claim it. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like to accost you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Scott Mounce, so that you will be able to receive his funds.


I want you to know that all Procedure for the successful of this transfer to you as the new beneficiary have been mapped out and success is 100% sure. I have an attorney that will prepare the necessary documents that will back you up as the next of kin to Scott Mounce, all that is required from you is to provide me with your Full Names and Address, so that the attorney can commence his job.

After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will file for claims on your behalf and also secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favor for the Transfer of the funds to an account that will be provided by you. We are going to adopt a legalized method because the attorney will prepare all necessary

documents in your favor.

The basic requirement here is that as you will know I do not want to let my bank know I am behind the transfer so all our communications will be restricted to email. I want to make something clear to you, the fact that I am the Vice President and the Senior Manager of this branch does not guarantee the security of this transaction,whatever we are doing must be done under a very high level of confidentiality. We must pretend we do not know each other, you must never mention my name to any staff of my bank during and after this transaction. This is for our security and safety of this transaction.

Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account, we shall share in the ratio of 50% for me, 50% for you.

On no account must you discuss this with anyone; whatever you want to ask me please do that by email and I will answer you immediately. The fund would be transferred through a more secured telegraphic wire transfer means with evidence proving the genuine source of the fund and you as the legitimate beneficiary of the fund and no government agency can stand against it. With my experience as a banker in financial matters, I will handle this.

I sent you this mail not without a measure of uncertainty as to what the consequence entails.

Should you be interested, please send me your:.Finally,I shall furnish you with more information’s about this operation.

Your Prompt response to this letter will be appreciated.

Kind Regards

Tom Chan

After heaps of emails I paid 730.00 Euro\'s via Western Union as a deposit setting up a bank account with a Netherlands bank account on the understanding that was it. Then when I attempted to transfer the 10.5 million US Dollars, that\'s when the fun began.

I was told I needed to pay a COT (Change of Transfer) Fee of $5250.00 US $. I attempted to find out why this fee was needed. That\'s when the emails stopped. Still to this day I cant believe how stupid I was. I am attempting to find out if there is a banking ombudson in Holland I can report this to.

My only advice is if you receive an email such as the one above you steer well clear of it, I guess it was greed on my behalf.. take care Darren - Country Victoria Australia
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