Foreign Trade Bank Cambodia Email Scam

Foreign Trade Bank Cambodia Email Scam

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If you have received the e-mail message below or others like it, please note that these emails are being sent by people scammers. Ask yourself, why were you chosen to receive this money and why the person who died in the auto accident family members were not contacted. Also, how did these people got a hold of your e-mail address in the first place? These are some of the questions you should ask yourself when you receive a suspicious e-mail message.

The "Foreign Trade Bank Cambodia" Email Scam

Subject: From Phnom Penh Cambodia

Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:55:18 -0800

Dear Assist me.

I am Mr. Akra Sakngea working with Foreign Trade Bank Cambodia branch office. As the director in charge of auditing and accounting section. During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to Abdul Muhammad Gilbert a deceased person who dead an auto accident on the 31st of July, 2008.

This fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development, valued at US$10.5 Million, meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the next of kin to the deceased, get the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in place and directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit yourself to this great business opportunity Upon receipt of your response I will give you the details of this transaction.

I have all necessary paperwork required to back you up for the claim.

Note that this claim is legitimate. I await your prompt response.

Best Regards,

Mr. Akra Sakngea

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  • October 30, 2019 at 5:22 PM by an anonymous user from Poole, England, United Kingdom

    This stuff is hilarious, I find it hard to believe that anyone would fall for this scam!


  • September 17, 2019 at 8:27 PM by an anonymous user from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Received this:

    "Date: 18 Sep 2019, 03:24



    Good day,

    I am Chan Sokheng, a personal Accountant/Executive board of Directors working with Foreign Trade Bank of Cambodia(FTB). I have an interesting business proposal for you that will be of immense benefit to both of us. Although this may be hard for you to believe, we stand to gain a huge amount  between us in a matter of days. Please grant me the benefit of doubt and hear me out. I need you to signify your interest by replying to my mail.

    Most importantly, I will need you to promise to keep whatever you learn from me between us even if you decide not to go along with me. I will make more details available to you on receipt of a positive response from you.

    I am in good faith and with trust waiting for your Urgent respond and maximum cooperation for more details.

    Best Regards,

    Mr.Chan Sokheng

    Board Directors

    Foreign Trade Bank of Cambodia

    Phnom Penh."


  • May 24, 2019 at 10:08 AM by an anonymous user from Nozay, Ile-de-France, France

    I received such a message. There's a very BIG clue about a fraud: the bank director's name's "Mr Ly Cheapiseth" (in the message I received), but the message's sender's address is "".

    How (and why) a bank director would use another address than his (something such as "")?!

    ... Martin?... in Russia?... You can see right through it, can't you?

    Furthermore, the message was written in English meanwhile I never use this address in this language.

    And finally, he pretends to offer me money if I help him committing a fraud meanwhile I'm an honest citizen.

    For all this, it's clear I won't give any answer to him.

    Stay sharp!


  • August 13, 2018 at 9:13 PM by an anonymous user from Oak Park, Illinois, United States

    I was on i started talking to a mathew braun on august 11th he sent me an email saying he made me the beneficiary of his life insurance through his company.

    He has a profile on and linked in please beware!! He is very good at this.


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