Email Fraud Alert received from: Bill
I recently received an email with this subject line: Business proposal and I am concerned that it could be an attempt at defrauding me. Let me know in the comments section what you think, please.
The full contents of the suspected fraudulent (phishing / scamming) e-mail appear below:
Although you might be nervous about my email as we have not met before. My
name is Robert Chang, I work with the HSBC BANK MALAYSIA; there is the sum
of $8,700,000.00 (Eight Million, Seven Hundred Thousand United State Dollars)
in my bank, there were no beneficiary avowed relating to these funds which
means no individual would ever come frontward to claim it.
The reason why I contacted you is that I want us to work together to
transfer the funds out of my bank into your bank account or any other
account of your choice. I will be pleased to see if you can help me and
also be a good and trusted person. Once the funds have been transferred to
your nominated bank account, we shall then share in the ratio of 60% for
me, 40% for you. Get back to me as soon as possible via the below e-mail
for more details.
I look forward to hear from you soonest.
The above email was sent by “Mr.Robert Chang” from this email address: email@example.com
I, Bill, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “Mr.Robert Chang”:
So ‘Robert’, are you ‘Robert Chang’ or ‘Lars Gustavsson’?