From: Thoon Yan <[email protected]>
To: <email withheld>
Subject: Clarifications from Thoon Yan
I am aware that the content of this letter will come to you as a surprise as we haven’t had the privilege of any prior business acquaintance. Nevertheless, I have contacted you with a clear purpose to establish a rewarding and enduring business relationship with you. I therefore, look forward to your implicit understanding; trust in all information that will be made available for your consideration.
My name is Thoon Yan, and I work as Head of Wealth & Fund Management in Ping An Bank in Hong Kong. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with a similar last name and an investment placed under our banks management. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication. however I would like to be sure of your willingness, trustworthiness and commitment to execute this transaction with me, as I cannot afford to compromise these virtues.
Please read carefully, the Late Mr. Andy <name withheld> came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 9.8 million United States dollars, which he wished to have us invest on his behalf. Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at over 12 million United States Dollars. He instructed that the principal sum (9.8Million) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Hong Kong. However the Bank got in touch with me last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that Late Mr Andy <name withheld> was involved in an accident in Mainland China, which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and this is the reason I am writing to you because you bear the same last name.
What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. Ping An Bank will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to ping An Bank. Ping An Bank will be instructed to make payments to you after all the necessary verification and application is done. You do not have to have known Late Mr. Andy <name withheld>, I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state. Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a Chinese National we see so much cash and funds being reassigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by email.
Please note I am a family man, I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this.
I am ready for us to share a ratio of 50% for me and 50% for you.
I want to know if you are willing to follow up this business seriously before I can give you more details about this transaction, I shall be waiting your response and assurance