Caller: Text from Collin Pou
Text "We have an unclaimed funds for you from our deceased client. Email me on collinpou @ yandex.com for more details." Clear scam.
Caller: Collin Pou
Received a text from this number that read: "We have an unclaimed funds for you from our deceased client. Email me on collinpou @ yandex.com for more details." Clearly a scam.
Caller: Txt msg recd, tried to call back - no resp - email rec'd below..definitely a scam..
Contacting you through this medium is not with the intention to delve into your privacy without caution or distract you with my intents and purposeful endeavour. I have decided to reach you with the hope of building a relationship of trust, reliance and confidence which you will come to understand and appreciate in the near future. I am Colin Pou, Executive Director, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). Your contact details was taken from your country's public record registry , in the quest for a last name similar to that of a late customer from my bank. He was an oil Magnate that lived in Hong Kong for about nine years. He passed on with his immediate family in a ghastly motor accident along with his family in the City Of Guangzhou in May 2009, without appointing a next of kin to his estate.
Before the above mentioned ugly catastrophe that cause his death, a lump sum deposit of $47,100,000.00 (Forty Seven Million One Hundred Thousand USD) was placed under my bank's custody for safe keeping. I want you to understand that during my bank end of year audit 2014, there was a board decision that all unclaimed fund concerning Inheritance should be declared bad claims to enable the bank to relocate itself against accumulated debts. During my responsibility, I discovered this $47.1M USD was left unclaimed ever since. On the condition that you bear the same last name with the deceased oil magnet, it has prompted me to present you as his beneficiary to apply and claim the deposit he had with my bank, to avoid the confiscation of the said funds by the authorities and returned to the treasury of the bank of Hong Kong as unclaimed proceeds of trade and deposit from late customers. Following the reasons that we operate in compliance with the Hong Kong laws, such proceeds is conferred to the government’s treasury if all effort to find heirs, next of kin or members of the deceased’s family proves abortive in all ways during the specified time period, required to find a beneficiary to claim the funds. Every exploration I made showed there is no registered beneficiary to this fund. All I need now is someone outside Hong Kong who can associate with me to claim this money, this was why I contacted you, because it would have been my pleasure to have this money to myself or ask any of my family member to conclude this with me, since it cannot work out this way. I had to search for someone competent to execute this with me without putting my job in a peril state.
I chose you because you share the same last name with my late client; I know you are not related but after countless efforts to locate direct relative to the late client, due to the (6) six months final notice from the Bank to find a beneficiary to the fund, and failure to meet up with this deadline means the fund will be liquidated to the Bureau as unclaimed fund.
I want you to know all phase of this transaction will be done in a legal means that would keep us far from trouble. I have access to every document that would register you as the beneficiary of the fund. My anticipated percentages for sharing shall be fair enough 50% for me, 45% for you and 5% for charity and to take care of expenditures. I await your feedback, so I can furnish you with the necessary details to get started.
I have received the same message....
Inheritance from an Oil Magnate.
Same message in my email of unclaimed fund.I had to Google the email address to make sure if it was another scam. Caller: message from number
Sent by unregistered version of SMSCaster: We have an unclaimed inheritance on your surname. contact me on collinpou @ yandex.com for more details. Colin
This is a scam do not reply or click on link!!!!!!!!! Unclaimed funds. Received exact same text message. Caller: Collin Pou
Text read: "We have an unclaimed funds for you from our deceased client. Email me on collinpou @ yandex.com for more details." I've never even heard of yandex before. Definitely a scam.
said I had unclaimed funds from a deceased client. Test from Colin Pou:
We have an unclaimed funds for you from our deceased client. Email me on collinpou @ yandex.com for more details. C. Pou
Caller: Bugger if I know.
Text "We have an unclaimed funds for you from our deceased client. Email me on collinpou @ yandex.com for more details."
Do not response.
SMSCaster.com: We have an unclaimed funds for you from our deceased client. Email me on collinpou @ yandex.com for more details. C.Pou
100% Has to be a scam
14 complaints this year
14 total complaints
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