Thursday, March 03, 2011

Peter Wong in Hong Kong

I am Peter Wong in Hong Kong. Please
I would like you to assist me in a business
project worth Fourty Four Million Five Hundred
Thousand Dollars.

You will have 50% of the total Funds as your share.
If you are interested to know more details contact me
back at my private email: {wongshun97@yahoo.com.hk}

I will be waiting to hear from you.

Best Regards,
Mr. Peter T.S Wong

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I just got this email in my junk folder. Pretty convincing, ehhh? It made me wonder if I personally know any dumbshits who might be duped. This could represent some of lowest-end spam ever conceived. But when you investigate further, you see the brilliance.

The rhyming of "Hong", "Kong" and "Wong" really sucks you in. Tantalizing from a phallic perspective. This peaks ones interest right from the git-go. And I like the stand-alone request for assistance... Please. Then, there's the purposeful misspelling of "Forty." I think this is meant to humanize the request. After all, this Chink is asking for $44,500,000. Hardly chump change. Truth be told, if I was vulnerable to a get-rich-quick scheme, I'd sooner fall prey to a Chinaman. And I really enjoyed the broken English/Asian phrase "contact me back." Sounds like something out of an old school USA Network Kung Fu marathon. Then, I like how he "Americanizes" himself at the end. Hmmmm, I'll sign my first name "Peter" (more subtle cock references). Finally, he capitalizes the word "funds." This also seemed intentional. Kind of a "rapper/show me the money" vibe.

I think I'm going to respond to this email and see how it unfolds. The question is... what constitutes a decent reply? I do not know. My strongest inclination is to copy and paste this entire blog as the response. Or should I play along with something like...

Peter Wong,

My name is Saf. I'm very interested in your business proposal. However, I only have three hundred twenty eight dollars of disposable income. Contact me back.

Saf

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Whoever is first to respond in the comment section will get to choose my reply.
Option #1 - copy and paste the entire blog
Option #2 - the formal, latter response

Honestly, I need some closure on this. Someone out there in cyberworld has been scammed. I will refer to this as getting "Wonged in the Kong."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Option 2,for sure. Tantalize him with a small amount of cash to show you are willing to give some money. I would even say that you have access to more money, it will just take you some time to get to it.
DBV

sonofsaf said...

I will utilize option 2. Thanks for chiming in. SAF

sonofsaf said...

So here's the response. Kind of uninspired if you ask me. I do like the 5 or so intentional misspellings.

More details from Peter
Dear Friend,
I am Peter Tung Shun Wong Independent Non-executive Director Chairman of Hang
Seng Bank Ltd, Hong Kong.
An Iraqi named Ahmed Sadoun Salih,a business man made a numbered fixed deposit
of Forty Four million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch.
Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war, Five years ago
(2006). Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came
from him. We later found out that Ahmed Sadoun Salih and his family had been killed
during the war in Gunfire that hit their home at Mukaradeeb where his personal oil-well was.
After further investigation it was also discovered that Ahmed Sadoun Salih did not
declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank
deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one
except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Forty Four million Five Hundred Thousand
United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it.
What bothers me is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration seven
years six months the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government
if nobody applies to claim the funds.
Be informed that the fact that you are a foreigner gives you the priviledge to stand in as my
deceased client beneficiary as my deceased had no relation all his family died with him during
the war and i can not use my relation because its no accepted here in Hong Kong. Also I am very
confident that we will be able to establish the trust that is needed to complete this deal and
all that I need for the time been is your willingness and commitment so that we can end this
in the next one weeks.I like to inform you that I got your email account from my country commerce center.
What you need to understand about this transaction is that I will make sure that it passes
through all international banking laws regards to this I will take care of all the expenses
and the cost of retaining the service of my Attorney to give the transaction the proper
documentation that is required to perfect the finishing.
BE QUICKLY BE INFORMED OF OUR OBLIGATIONS BEFORE YOU READ FURTHER.

cont.

sonofsaf said...

1. Quickly be informed that you will have to set up two Offshore accounts that can
accomodate the $44.5M Dollars, one will be with A principal bank ABROAD that I will
transfer the money to and the other will be in your
country that the money will be transfer to in bits so that it will not
raise eyebrows.The reason why you will have to set up this accounts with
my principal bank is to by-cut all the Governemt taxes and monetary
monitory bodies and it won't raise any red flag.Please note that whatever you
shall spend in opening the account you shall deduct it from the $44.5million before we
share 50/50, secondly the account will be opened in your name and you shall be the
only one to have access to this account.
2.I shall be the one to handle the cost of the attorney which is also alot of money that
the lawyer has billed. I shall also be the one to handle the cost of transfer and tax
payment from Hong Kong before the funds is finally transferred to the offshore bank
that you shall open.
Haven said that be informed that you will need some amount to set up
this account with the principal bank ABROAD as opening deposit as its been called base
on the fact that its an Offshore account, this however will enable
the account to accomodate the the $44.5M dollars that will be transferred
and the money will not bounce back to my bank because if it does it
will lead to investigation by the monetary body on why and what makes
the money to bounce back on that ground they will detect what we have
done and get us apprehended.
Please note that there shall be an agreement letter that will be prepared
in the court of law by the attorney, this letter will state our commitment
and also state that we shall both deduct from the $44.5m our liquidated
amount before we will share 50/50. The agreement will be prepared in
the court of compitent jurisdiction befor we enter into this deal fully.
Further more I'm sending you my personal information.. below;
Name: Peter Tung Shun Wong
Address:Garfield Robbins International, Location: Hong Kong.
Fax: +852-3014-4758
Mobile No: +8821633303563
Working Identity Card Number:NO:839/H/10.
I hope that the above is well clear to you,if so kindly send me the following;
1. Your Full Name
2. Your Current Home Address
3. Your Personal Phone Number
4. Occupation
5. Fax
6. A scanned copy of your means of identification Either International Passport,Driver's
License or Working ID card.
Mind you your names and address will be use by my Attorney to prepare the needed documents
that will back you up as the sole beneficiary of my deceased client funds while I shall
contact you with your phone number for further discussions.
Once again thanks for your interest and willingness to partner with me in pulling out my
late client funds from my bank,I am anticipating to reading from you
very soon.
Sincerely
Peter Tung Shun Wong.


--- 2011年3月3日 星期四,eric saferstein 寫道﹕


寄件人: eric saferstein
主題: your monetary request
收件人: wongshun97@yahoo.com.hk
日期: 2011年3月3日,星期四,下午6:41

Peter,

I would like to help you. Right now I only have $225, but I'll have more money soon.

Eric

Anonymous said...

Damn! That was a fast reply! You should see if his mobile number is real. Give him a call!
DBV

Anonymous said...

Nice that he added "Tung Shun" to his name to make it more authentic. gig