A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 19 Mar 2009 19:36:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
God bless you as I await your response First I have to thank you for taking time to read this email, and proposed business proposal with outmost desire and interest. I am a Chinese National and the deputy governor of the people's Bank of China. I am directly involved in the monitoring and transfers of international funds belonging to international customers via offshore bank accounts. Most of these funds are deposited funds used by associates in joint business transaction and the transfer to offshore accounts in other countries makes it possible for them to carryout transactions any were in the world. At this, I have a very urgent business proposition involving the sum of $21,500,000.00 U.S dollars in my bank which will be of mutual benefit to both of us if we can handle the transaction together as soon as possible. This transaction needs common understanding and mutual cooperation in its execution. Please do not see me as greedy after going through the details of this transaction. I am only seeking your personal consideration and acceptance to be involved in this transaction and if suitable to you, please lets proceed with secrecy and mutual understanding. ABOUT THE TRANSACTION In May 2008, a terrible earthquake happened in the Sichuan Province of Western China leaving over 10,000 people dead. One of our valuable customer Mr. Xie Hong was also unfortunate to have died along side his wife and only son in the incidence. Before his death, he was an international businessman and had a deposit of 21.5 million dollars in our bank. The account and funds of Mr. Xie was directly under my control been his the officer responsible for international transactions. Unfortunately after the death of Mr. Xie, he had no one specified in his documents as the beneficiary of the funds neither did he specify is next of Kin. According to Chinese regulations, the Governor of the bank and other directors will by the end of 1 year (May 2009), convert the funds to the personal property of the bank with which only the top directors and government officials will have a total share of the funds. This in some ways will be a lost considering the fact that I have been directly involved in the account monitoring and transaction of Mr. Xie. To this end, I want you and I to transfer this funds out of our bank to an offshore account were we can both monitor the funds for sharing and proper accountability. MODERLITIES In actualizing this transaction, I will contact an attorney who will assist me in preparing all necessary documents certifying you as the beneficiary of the funds and an international business associate of Mr. Xie. Immediately this is done, you are to then apply for the release of the funds to an offshore account with which Mr. Xie have a similar TELEGRAPHIC CODE. I will be recommending to you the offshore account with which he has always used as an intermediary account for funds transfer. You will make contact with the offshore bank and set up an account as a customer of the Bank. Immediately this offshore account is created, i will then transfer the funds from the account of Mr. Xie into the offshore account before you can then transfer the funds in bits to your account in your country personally by you, and mine to an account which I will provide for you. I am willing to offer 30% of the total funds as benefit to you in assisting me with this transaction. This is the modernity with which we can carry out this transaction and we need to get this done as soon as possible before May 2009. You do not have to worry if this transaction is followed as specified; there will be nothing to worry as all is well secured. If interested in partnering with me, Email me at my private email ....... firstname.lastname@example.org please send me the following information, Full names, address, telephone number and fax and occupation. This will enable me immediately proceed with the paper work certifying you as the beneficiary of the funds Please do take this transaction in great confidentiality and for your personal consideration. I am not trying to impose this transaction on you rather I am only seeking your assistance. If in any situation you can not assist, please do simply inform me and still keep these as confidential considering my status at work. God bless you as I await your response Yours brother Su Ning