Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: †No Subject†

From: Jin Chang <>

This email with the subject "†No Subject†" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 05 Dec 2008 01:38:04 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Jin Chang <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mr.Jin Chang, and i am the
branch pricipal of Bank of China, Shenzhen Branch, China. I have urgent and
very confidential business proposition for you.

On November 2003, a British Oil consultant/contractor with the Chinese Solid
Minerals Corporation, Edward R. Rice made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for
twelve calendar months, valued at US$30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million Dollars) in
my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding
address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we
discovered from his contract employers, the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation
that Mr. Edward R. Rice died from an automobile accident. On further
investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts
to trace his next of kin was has been impossible.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Edward R. Rice
did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including
his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$30,000,000.00 is still
sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum
at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According
to Laws of Republic of China, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money
will revert to the ownership of the Chinese Government if nobody applies to
claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a
foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Edward R. Rice so that the
fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt
government officials.

This process will be simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full
names and address so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and
affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the
services of an attorney for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain
the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for
the transfer. A bank account in any part of the world that you will provide
will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next
of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio
of 80% for me and 20% for you.

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done
by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful
execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately
via the private email address above. Upon your response, I shall then provide
you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the
transaction. Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for
easy communication.

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction
would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance
to invest my share in your country.Awaiting your urgent reply via my email

Thanks and regards.
Jin Chang.