a reliable and trusted person to handle a transaction of this nature

To: me
Subject: Details About This Transaction
From: Chan Lee chanlee091@yahoo.com
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 06:54:24 -0700 (PDT)
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Dear Friend,
Thank you very much for your response to my e-mail.I would like to be very brief in my explanation via e-mail as regards our lofty project of mutual benefit.With my influence i am confident i can present you as the beneficiary of these funds which will be transfered to you for both our collective benefit as the actual beneficiary of these funds is deceased and has left no blood relative as next of kin as the beneficiary.All legal procedures and documentation will be strictly complied with making this transaction 100% risk and hitch free.
The funds in question is currently at Dalian Bank China (www.bankofdl.com) by means of bank draft, as regards the swift transfer of the funds in your name legally,a legal practioner has been consulted who advised that, it would be better he represent you at the bank as your legal representative and setup a transit account for you at the same bank where the funds we wish to transfer for all of our collective benefit would be deposited, the advantage in setting up an account for you is based on the fact that details of your new account would be sent to you directly from the bank, which would include your internet username and pincode that allows you log into and manage your new account with ability to transfer funds from your account personally via their internet banking facility.
I would like you to see this transaction as a business opportunity and naturally all beneficiaries in any venture make investments into their venture during its nascent stage, to this extent we would be taking care of all local expenses which include the legal fees and charges associated with the funds,we will be expecting you to take care of your own expenses.
Please ACKNOWLEDGE receipt of this email,in order for us to commence this project I would be providing you with some paper work you are expected to complete and send back to us.
Chan Lee

and my reply:

To: Chan Lee chanlee091@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Details About This Transaction
From: me
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 16:51:12 +0200

Dear Chan,

You wrote:

> Please ACKNOWLEDGE receipt of this email,

Sure, I received your email, but you have to realize that nobody with such a proposal would ever use a yahoo.com email-address, or would be sending email from Cobranet in Lebanon. So: Nice try but no cigar, “Chan”.

And good luck with future scamming using your standard reply. I hope you don’t mind that I post your email on the web, so people can find out about it via search engines.

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