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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bank of East Asia Limited Bob Chen - Nigerian Scam

Same as the dozens prior, everything is the same, just different bat time, different bat channel


Mr. Bob Chen
The Bank of East Asia Limited
Hacienda Heights Branch
17180 Colima Road,
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745, US

Greetings Friend

You may wonder why I am reaching out to you in spite offriends that I have known for years, the singular reason is that I have by the very nature of this proposition and the required confidentiality decided to deal with a person that I have not known before so that we can develop the trust and execute this transaction without a third person knowing.

I would not have used this medium (Internet) but I chose to reach you through it because it is the fastest, surest and most secured medium of communication. However, this correspondence is un-official and private, and it should be treated as such. I also guarantee you that this transaction is hitch free from all what you may think of.

I am Mr. Bob Chen of THE BANK OF EAST ASIA LTD ( Mr. Bob Chen The Bank of East Asia Limited, Hacienda Heights Branch, California USA) I am contacting you based on Trust and confidentiality that will be attached to this transaction. The Management and the Legal department of our BANK (THE BANK OF EAST ASIA LTD) in a recent meeting recommended that the account of MR. JAMES D.CLEERE, who was one of my branch depositors, should be declared Dormant, confiscated and the depositor\'s fund sent to the Bank Treasury according to American Banking and financial law. He died in world trade center as a victim of the September 11,2001 incident that befall the United States of America. The bank has made series of efforts to contact any of the relatives to claim this money but without success, you can confirm through this site:


MR. JAMES D.CLEERE is an account holder in my branch; he owns a dollar account with the sum of US$58.2M (Fifty Eight Million, two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) deposited in a Secret account with my branch .In fact, since his death, no next of kin of the account holder (the brother) nor any relative of him has shown up for the claim this is because he has the account as a secret account thus he left all the documents for the deposit with me.

This is where I am interested and where I want you to come in. I want you to come in as the relation of the deceased; I will give you the relevant documents and contacts to file the application and then effect the approvals for the transfer of the money, I will be the one to provide the vital documents for the claims of the money and then advise you exactly how we should handle it.

Please include your telephone/fax number/ Home address when replying this mail and I will give you more information as soon as you indicate your willingness to assist in this transaction. We will use our positions to get all internal documentations to back up the claims. Do not be bothered that you are not related in any way to him as I am in position to affix your name as the next of kin. The whole Procedures will last only 7 working days to get the fund retrieved successfully without trace even in future. After the transfer of the money we shall share the money 60-40.that is I will have 60% while you will have 40%.

Kindly respond promptly so that I can advice you on the next step to follow.

I will be waiting to hear from you.

Yours truly,
Mr. Bob Chen
The Bank of East Asia Limited
Hacienda Heights Branch


Anonymous said...

Have received two e mails from this person , have reported both to the authorities. Don't be taken in. BB Melb. Vic. Aust

Anonymous said...

It's funny if you do a search on the person that died in the 911 Towers. The fraud email is one link below a link from the son of the man that died in the 911 Towers. I sent a message back to him telling Bob Chen (if that is his real name) this and how stupid does he think people are I sent Bob the link to see the man that died son's link thanking a web site that is a monument to the people who have fallen in the 911 tragedy and his scam letter below.

Why does he use a yahoo email account that is not secure; From: "Bob Chen" my reply; You did not look very hard to contact any of the relatives or next of kin.

Bob You are a scammer trying to take peoples money on somebody's tragedy and gready at that you getting 60% and giving the other person that takes the bait 40% You are Scum of the earth.