Letter scam that is doing the rounds at present:
A resident receives a letter from a male in China stating they have asked a friend in Europe to post them the letter. In the letter they state that someone with the same surname has come into their bank in China to discuss investing $10.5 million dollars which makes a hefty profit, but the person has passed away after an accident in mainland China and the resident is the next of kin and will be the beneficiary of the funds. The mail states that the resident does not have to have known the deceased and that they will split the money in half. They then ask to keep this between them and contact each other via email, phone or fax where it is assumed they then ask for bank details etc.
Please pass on to family etc to get the word out to as many people as possible.