I'm Going To Be Rich

moneyA couple of months ago I wrote about a business proposal I got from a Taiwan Business Bank. Apparently there's $44.5m USD sitting in a dormant account and the account holder is dead. They can't find a living relative, so Mr. Hsu is willing to let me pose as the relative to the deceased client in position to receive the $44.5m USD.

I thought it would be funny that day to write an entry as if I believed the email and was excitedly taking Mr. Hsu up on his generous offer. I just assumed everyone would assume I was savvy enough not to fall for such an obvious scam and that you too would find amusement in my celebratory entry.

Since I wrote that entry I've received dozens of notes from concerned netizens alerting me to the fact it's a scam. The best is when people try to point out the flaws in logic as proof it can't be real.

The purpose of this entry is to assure everyone that I didn't actually fall for Ching-Hua Hsu, Executive Vice President, Head Auditor Wealth Management Division of Taiwan business Bank, Taiwan's little ploy.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have someone willing to sell me his Bre-X stocks for mere pennies on the dollar. I really am going to be rich!

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I just found out I won an all-expense paid cruise and all I have to do is fork over 3 grand for taxes on it!

Kokomo here I come!

April 8, 2008 @ 3:13 PM


Hello, i´m santo arias from dominican republic, mr shing hua hsu; offer me bissnes

December 29, 2008 @ 12:39 PM


now he has difent mail be carfully.

Dear Santos,

I just read your email, please I want you to follow this message deligently.

The reason why we are using the bank I direct you to is to safely have the
entire funds transferred out of Taiwan, you will agree with me that, we better
play with whom we know that who we don't know, the bank I directed you
to and my bank both operate same telex transfer codes, so having to transfer
such a huge amount betwen both banks will not raise raise any alarm this you
know, but if it has to be a bank that I am not familiar with, anything can go
wrong, and you and I dont want anything to go wrong after all that we have
done so far.

So this is what I want you to do, fill the form the bank sent to you, when
you have filled the form, have it sent to the bank, and then ask them to inform
you how the $7,000 Should be sent to them, as soon as they have giving you
this information, have it sent to me.

Due to the documentation and payment of the attorney legal charges, I am
a little bit short on cash, my request here is that you and I shall have to
pay the $7,000, so before the bank instruct how the fee should be sent to
them, I will appreciate you write me back to let me know how much you will
be able to raise so that we can both settle this amicably and time.

Understand that the account you are opening is not just a regular savings
account, but offshore, so offshore account is very much diffrent from
regular account, and I can tell you that this happens to be one of the list,
Lloyds Bank Charges as much as £50,000 Pounds for offshore account, so let
work with this bank.

I will be expecting your getting back to me as soon as possible, and letting
me know what you will be able to pay.

Mr. hsu

December 29, 2008 @ 12:47 PM

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