Mr. Chen Shui-bian would like to give you 11.7 million to launder some money or so goes the email. This scam claims that Mr. Shui-bian from Malaysia has $39 million dollars and needs to get out of the country and transfer the money without anyone knowing it’s his – in return, you’ll receive $11.7 million dollars (30%).
It’s all a big story to con you into responding at which time they will try to convince you to give up your personal information and send money for transfer fees (which don’t really exist).
You’ll notice they mention news articles and websites. These articles are either real and the person sending the email (scammer) is using their story as a front to appear real, or, the articles are paid for and not real at all in which case the news agency will eventually remove the article but until then, a good number of people are fooled.
Do NOT respond to this email, I posted it to make you aware of the scam. The email is listed below.
Dear Prospective Partner,
I am writing to you on behalf of Mr. Chen Shui-bian. My name is Mr. Charles Bipin and I am a top management executive here at the Development Bank of Malaysia.
Our bank website is dbs. com.
My friend Mr. Chen Shui-bian has presented a subtle offer which will need the help of a partner like you to complete successfully. Mr. Chen Shui-bian is in a difficult situation and he must immediately relocate certain sums of money out of the Development Bank of Malaysia. More so, this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. Chen. The sum is currently deposited in the name of an existing legal entity. Your role will be to:
. Act as the original beneficiary of the funds.
. Receive the funds into a business/private bank account.
. Invest/Manage the funds outside of Singapore.
. Value of funds: $39 Million US Dollars.
Everything will be done legally to ensure the rights to the funds are transferred to you. If you agree to partner with Mr. Chen, he will compensate you with 30% of the total sum. Should you prefer I re-contact you with more express facts, you can send me your:
 Official Full Names:
 Company or Personal profile:
 Daytime Telephone No:
For Mr. Chen Shui-bian’s current profile visit this site:
http ://news.bbc.co. uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8250099.stm
http ://news.bbc.co. uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8233342.stm
You can email me at for further details, terms and agreement.
Mr. Charles Bipin for Mr. Chen Shui-bian