Return Of The Son Of Spam


I’m sure by now you know I sometimes have fun with spammers, like the woman who wanted me to adopt her bulldog and my good friend Fidelis Okanume, who wanted me to help him embezzle a poopton of money from his boss (the President of Nigeria!). Not too long ago I received the following email from my soon-to-be best friend Mr. M K T Cheung:

From: Mr.M K T Cheung
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: Private Message!

Dear Intending Partner

My name is Mr.M K T Cheung, I have a monetary deal for you. If you are interested reply to this message and I will send you the full details and more information about myself and the transaction. My personal email is: Mktcheung@yahoo.cn

Mr.M K T Cheung
Thank you

Now, I don’t know about you, but that just sounds too tempting to pass up. And I really fell for the “Dear Intending Partner” opening. I mean, really. It’s like he knows we’re gonna be BFFs! Naturally, I replied:

From: Boochen
To: mkt.cheung@yahoo.cn
Subject: RE: Private Message!

Hello! And Happy Greetings!

Please do reply and tell me more of the full details of the monetary deal of which you have interested me!

Thanking you profusely and happily!

-Boochen

I worried that might be completely overboard, but I figured he might just chalk it up to me being really really excited at the prospect of his offer.

From: Cheung Mkt [mailto:mkt.cheung@yahoo.cn]
To: Boochen
Subject: Thank you for your response to my email

Hello ,
Thank you for your response to my email and your willingness to partner me in this endeavor, considering the money involved, and due to the nature of this transaction, it is necessary for you to be sure of whom you are transacting with, you can visit our webpage here: ( http://www.hsbc.com/1/2/about/board-of-directors ) and you shall find me among the board of directors. You can also check on my biography from this link as well ( http://www.hsbc.com/1/2/retirement/future-of-retirement/future-of-retirement-press-room ) you can also call our official line +852-282-21111 , but do not talk about this transaction or I may deny knowing you, when you call? ask of Mr.M K T Cheung chairman HSBC and if I’m on sit, then your call shall be transfer to me, what I will want you to do is to abolish the call before I talk because my official line are not secured means to reach me bearing in mind, the nature of this transaction, because they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management.

Our client BRIGADIER AMER ALI NAYEF, a businessman and also who was with the Iraqi forces, made a fixed deposit, of Twenty Two million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch, a number of notices was sent to him, before the war which began in 2003 and also after the war but, no response came from him. We later found out that Brigadier Amer Ali Nayef was shot dead along with his son, Khalid Amer also in the force as they left the family home for work in the south of the city.

After more inquiry it was also discovered that the late Brigadier, did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. What bothers me most is according to the laws of my country at the expiration of 8 years the funds will be reverted to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody comes for the funds, Against this scenery, I have all the information needed to claim these funds and I want you to act as the beneficiary of the deposit, there is no risk involved in this matter, as we are going to adopt a legitimate method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.

All I require is your honest co-operation and I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. I want to be sure that you are ready, to execute this transaction with me, What I expect from you is trust and commitment, I want this large sum of money transferred with your assistance and you should have nothing to worry about regarding legality AT ALL, because what affects you? Shall also affects me too, considering the paper work we are about to sign together but, I will appreciate you to follow my directives amicably as everything shall be done in accordance passing through all international banking laws, and as a banker I know that if we follow up this transaction diligently it would be completed within 9 working days.

Moreso, please check the following link as well for more details of the death of Brigadier Amer Ali Nayef, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4160479.stm
I have attached to this mail, an agreement letter which you are to fill and sign, then scan and send it as an attachment via E-mail to me, before the Attorney can go ahead with the preparation of the required documents that shall place you as the sole beneficiary to the funds.

Please reply soonest with the signed agreements letter.

Kind Regards
Mr.M K T Cheung

Of course, this story is completely believable, what with all the phone numbers and links to legitimate banking sites and news stories. Completely different from all those other scams…er, offers.

From: Boochen
To: mkt.cheung@yahoo.cn
Subject: RE: Thank you for your response to my email

Again Hello! And Happy Greetings to you!

I must tell you in confidence I am very excited by this alluring proposal! I have done as you instructed, phoning your office and Terminating the call as it was transferred! I hope you knew when there was no one on the line that it was I who had initiated the transactional contact with you!

I am impatiently and excitedly awaiting your further instructions as I prepare to receive this large sum of money!

Thanking you heartily and thoroughly!

-Boochen

Now, I did lie a little. I never called his office. I also deliberately ignored the form he wanted me to fill out and return to him. Here’s the form, borrowed from another person’s interactions with this scam (note that Mr. MKT Cheung is going by the name Vincent here, though it’s otherwise the exact same form):

Yes, of course this is a totally real legal-type document!

From: Cheung Mkt [mailto:mkt.cheung@yahoo.cn]
To: Boochen
Subject: Dear Friend

Dear Friend

If you want to do this transaction with me please fill and send back the agreement letter for the execution process, before I provide you with further details.

Regards,
I await your urgent response.
Your Brother,
Mr.M K T Cheung

Not really gonna sign that thing, friend, even if we are brothers. But let’s see if I can drag this out a little longer.

From: Boochen
To: mkt.cheung@yahoo.cn
Subject: RE: Dear Friend

Astonishing greetings to you my Friend!

I am prepared to commence with our winning transactional endeavor! Please helpfully submit the document of which you speak, that I may inscribe my details forthwith!

Awaiting your reply with swiftness and excitement!

Oddly enough, my friend and brother simply sent me the same response as before:

From: Cheung Mkt [mailto:mkt.cheung@yahoo.cn]
To: Boochen
Subject: Dear Friend

Dear Friend

If you want to do this transaction with me please fill and send back the agreement letter for the execution process, before I provide you with further details.

Regards,
I await your urgent response.
Your Brother,
Mr.M K T Cheung

Maybe he didn’t know how sad he was making me. Or maybe he didn’t realize I was really serious about our deal. I tried to convey to him the depth of my feelings in one last email.

From: Boochen
To: mkt.cheung@yahoo.cn
Subject: RE: Dear Friend

Melancholious greetings to you, My friend?

Misdisconsolation grows with every passing day! Why do you disengage from our transactional collaboration! I very mostly wish to continue this fraternization with you, yet you withhold from me the very thing you wish me to inform! How am I to proceed? Please, I must have your assistance!

Wetly awaiting your speeding response!

-Boochen

And I continue wetly awaiting…

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