Malaysia Email Scam

June 02, 2014

Scammers continue to use the Malaysia plane crash as a way to lure consumers into participating in a scam.  In this instance, the scammer says she’s a personal banker for a woman who was on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014. 

BBB reminds consumers:

  • Never click on links, if you receive an email from someone you don’t know.  They could lead you to a website which could download a virus or malware, which could infect your computer and make your personal information accessible to the scammers.
  • Never provide money, cashier’s checks, wired money, money through a pre-loaded credit card or any other way to anyone you do not know. 
  • Contact the BBB to check out an offer, before you send any money.
  • Never provide personal information to someone you don't know.

A copy of one of the email scams currently is below:

 Good Morning,

 I hope you are good today.

I am Adi Bujang from KAF Investment Bank Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Menara Chulan F14 Jalan Conlay 50450 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

I am the personal banker to MRS SURTI DAHLIA, a German/Dutch business woman and widow from the Netherlands who was a victim of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370/MAS370) that crashed on the south of Indian Ocean on 8th March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport killing everybody on board.

Before her death, MRS SURTI DAHLIA made a fixed deposit of ?8.5 Million EURO (Eight Million Five Hundred thousand EURO) with our Bank KAF Investment Bank.

View the Below link for the flight manifest :

XXX [removed for safety]

MRS SURTI DAHLIA is number 130 on the list, Since her death, our Bank has been waiting for the next of kin to come up for the claim of her funds and estates valued the sum of ?8.5 Million EURO but bo body has done so, I personally has been unsuccesful in locating any of her relatives, I seek your consent to present you to the Bank as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at ?8.5 Million EURO can be paid to you.

The deal will be shared in this ratio: 50% to me and 50% to you.

I have in my possession all necessary and vital documents that can be used in this deal.  I need your honest co-operation, confidentiality and trust to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee you of 100% success in this deal, Please be rest assured that this deal will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law both here in Malaysia and in Dutchland.

If you are capable of handling this deal, kindly get back to me with the following details to enable us proceed:

1. Your Full Names:

2. Your Private Telephone Numbers:

3. Your Full Contact Address:

4. Your Sex/Age:

5. Your Occupation:

I decided to contact you hoping that you will find this proposal interesting, I will furnish you with more details as soon as i get an answer from you.

Note: Don't forget that this is a deal that needs absolute secrecy.

This deal has to be done as quickly as possible.

Best Regards,

Adi Bujang

Foreign Accounts Manager

KAF Investment Bank Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Menara Chulan F14 Jalan Conlay

50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia