Saturday, July 21, 2007

Spot the error in this scam letter

From the desk of:
Dr. Cho Lee,
Bank of china,
Republic of China

I am Dr. Cho Lee, Bank Manager of Bank of China, Shenzhen Branch, China. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. A British Oil consultant/contractor with the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation, mr Raymond Beck made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at Thirty Million US dollars in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation, that Mr. Raymond Beck died in a plane crash along with his wife Mrs Doreen Beck in Egypt Air Flight 990, 1999 air crash...


Karl said...

1) Capitalization
2) If he is a bank manager for the BOC (in China), his name should be spelled in ro-ma pinyin.
3) Shenzhen is in PRC, not ROC

Red A said...

Your corrections have been noted and will be forwarded to the Abidjan School of Internet Entrepreneurship as part of their course "China Scamming 301."

Anonymous said...

Shenzhen,Republic of China is listed first. Then in the next line it just says China.

Anonymous said...

He made a 12 month deposit and died in 1999.

Red A said...

Yeah, he made a deposit, then after 12 months, the guy started looking for him, and a month later found out he died in 1999.

This letter should have been sent in 2000-2001.