Mr. Ling Tia Liu of Hong Kong

Mr. Ling Tia Liu has been busy! I got three four copies of this message just this afternoon. This is much more well written than the usual advance fee fraud message, leading me to think at first that it might originate from a native English speaker in a Western country, but the appearance of “information’s” in the third paragraph is a giveaway: for some reason these scammers almost never spell/use the word “information” correctly.

from: Mr.Ling Tia Liu (
date: Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Good Day,

My name is Mr. Ling Tia Liu; I work with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Hong Kong. I have a business proposal in the tune of $21,300,000.00 US Dollars, to be transferred out of my bank with your assistance.

After the successful transfer, we shall share in ratio of 40% for you and 60% for me. Should you be interested, please respond to my letter immediately, so we can commence all arrangements and I will give you more information on the project and how we would handle it. Please treat this business with utmost confidentiality.

You can contact me on my private email: ( along with the Following information’s for documentation purpose:

(1) Full names:
(2) Private phone number:
(3) Current residential address:
(4) Occupation:
(5) Age and Sex:

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,
Mr.Ling Tia Liu.