Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Beware of Scammers!

We've all gotten the email that offers us a percentage of millions of dollars from suchandsuch bank either in Nigeria, or Burkina Faso, or wherever.

I got an email from a guy in Hong Kong who is offering me 30% of $19,500,000.00 or $5,850,000.00. Not a bad deal if it wasn't both fraudulent and illegal!

The guy is supposed to be Li Le Song, who is a 22 year veteran Credit Officer for Hang Seng Bank in Hong Kong. Hang Seng is a reputable bank with a powerful presence in Hong Kong. This guy sent me what is supposed to be his bank ID and family picture, along with his address in Hong Kong.

After doing a little research, I found that this same scammer also uses the name Patrick Chan and he is supposed to be the CEO of Hang Seng. In the process of doing all of this, I found a really great site that lists many of these scammers and their letters, details, documents, etc.

Don't believe them when you get the letters in your email. There is no money going to be exchanged, except for what you send them. You'll get nothing.

Most likely, Li or Chan is a Nigerian living in HK posing as a Chinese Hongkonger.

Here is the website where I found that he also poses as Patrick K.W. Chan.

Another victim in this is the Chinese man listed in the pictures above. He has had his identity stolen.

1 comment:

Aidin-Salam Zadeh said...

You are right
I've received some similar emails.
Its really nice that you make people aware of the problem they would be involved in.
Have fun