Colin Wong writes to tell me the tragic story of his late client. His client died from heart problems brought on by the death of his entire family in a plane crash. (I've a feeling the plane crash might have happened, which makes his story worse as it is disrespectful to the families of those who were involved.)
Apparently I have the same surname as his Malaysian client. I doubt it - I'm called Smith!!! So he just needs my help and we can share $18m.
He is, of course, a scammer. I can't imagine anyone with that amount of money being so friendless/family less that their attorney would need to turn to me for help.
Delete the email and don't reply.
COLIN WONG & CO.1ST FLOOR JALAN SUSURBATU 21, TAMAN NAM TAK80000 KUALA LUMPURMALAYSIAGood Day,I am COLIN WONG, an attorney at law. A deceased client of mine,who hereinafter shall be referred to as my client, died as theresult of a heart-relatedcondition on the 11 November 2001.His heart condition was due to the death of all the members of his family in the Gulf Air Flight Crashes in Persian Gulf Near Bahrain Aired August 23,2000 - 2:50 p.m. ET as reportedon:http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0008/23/bn.08..htmlI have contacted you to assist in distributing the money left behind by my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this deposit valued at EIGHTEEN MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS.(US$ 18,200,000.00 USD ).is lodged.This bank has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin, or the account will be confiscated.My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my named client, since you have the same last name, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed-upon percentage.All legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you frommany breach of the law. If this business proposition offends your moral values,do accept my apology.I must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the utmostindulgence to keep this matter extraordinary confidential, whatever your decision, while Iawait your prompt response. Please contact me at once to indicate your interest.Contact email : firstname.lastname@example.orgWarmest Regards,Barrister Colin Wong(Attorney At Law)