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Subject: Notice regarding Mr. Morris Thompson(Deceased)

From: "Mr Lihui Li"<>

This email with the subject "Notice regarding Mr. Morris Thompson(Deceased)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:40:24 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Mr Lihui Li"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Good Day,

By way of introduction, I am Lihui Li, vice Chairman, Chief Executive
Officer, President, Member of Asset-Liability Management Committee and
Member of Strategic Development Committee, Bank of China

I respectfully implore your consent that you keep the contents of this
mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by
as a result of this mail.
I have contacted you independent of our investigation and no one is
informed of this communication. I would like to intimate you with certain
facts that I believe would be of interest to you.
The interest in on a now deceased client of ours, Mr. Morris Thompson, who
was one of Alaska's most prominent Native and business leaders.

Unfortunately, he lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines
Flight 261 which occurred on January 31 2000, His wife and only daughter
were also involved in that unfortunate incidence.
Visit the link below and learn more about the crash.

In 1998, the subject matter; ref: bb/boc/bank/0012 approached our bank and
engaged in some business prospects with our Private Banking Services
Department. He had a financial portfolio of $10m million United States
Dollars at his disposal, which he wished to have us turn over (invest) on
his behalf.

I was the officer assigned to his case; I made numerous suggestions in
line with my duties as the chief operations officer of the Private Banking
Services Department, especially given the volume of funds he wished to put
into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being

I encouraged him to consider various growth funds with prime ratings. The
favored route in my advice to customers is to start by assessing data on
6000 traditional stocks and bond managers and 2000 managers of alternative

Following my advice, we accessed various opportunities and made attractive
margins for our first months of operation. The accrued profit and interest
stood at this point at over 10.4 million United States Dollars, this
margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk
guaranteed returns on investments.
In Nov. 1999, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to
make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Mexico. He directed
that I liquidate the funds and had it deposited with a firm.

I informed him that the bank would have to make special arrangements to
have this done and in order not to circumvent due process, the bank would
have to make a 9.5 % deduction from the funds to cater for banking and
statutory charges.
He complained about the charges but later came around when I explained to
him the complexities of the task he was asking of us. Cash movement across
borders has become especially strict since the incident of 9/11. I
contacted my affiliate in and had the funds available.
I undertook all the processes and made sure I followed his precise
instructions to the letter and had the funds deposited in a security
consultancy firm, the firm is a specialist private firm that accepts
deposits from high net worth individuals and blue chip corporations that
handle valuable products or undertake transactions that need immediate
access to cash.

This small and highly private organization is familiar especially to the
highly placed and well-connected organizations. In line with instructions,
the money was deposited. He told me he wanted the money there in
anticipation of his arrival from Norway later that week. This was the last
communication we had, this transpired around 9th October 1999.

In January 2008, we got a call from the security firm informing us that
the inactivity of that particular portfolio. This was an astounding
position as far as I was concerned, given the fact that I managed the
private banking sector I was the only one who knew about the deposit , and
till now, no possible relative has come forward to press for the release
his estate with us.

The deposit in question has accumulated an interest in the rate of 9% per
annum, translating to $8.1m for a time period of 9yrs. The total estate
with its accumulated interest now stand at $18.1m
The bank immediately launched an investigation into possible surviving
relatives to alert about the situation and also to come forward to claim
his estate. If you are familiar with private banking affairs, those who
patronize our services usually prefer anonymity, but also some levels of
detachment from conventional processes.

In his bio-data form, he stated his next of kin to be his only daughter
who died in the same plane crash. In the field of private banking, opening
an account with us means no one will know of its existence, accounts are
rarely held under a name; depositors use numbers and codes to make the
accounts anonymous.

This bank also gives the choice to depositors of having their mail sent to
them or held at the bank itself, ensuring that there are no traces of the
account and as I said, rarely do they nominate next of kin. Private
banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin also usually in most
cases leave wills in our care, in this case; he died testate.

This leaves me as the only person with the full picture of what the
prevailing situation is in relation to the deposit and the late
beneficiary of the deposit. According to practice, the firm will by the
end of this financial year broadcast a request for statements of claim to
BOC, failing to receive viable claims they will most probably revert the
deposit back to BOC.

This will result in the money entering the BOC accounting system and the
portfolio will be out of my hands and out of the Private Banking Services
Department. This will not happen if I have my way.
What I wish to relate, you might consider unethical, however, it is only
an outsider to the banking world who finds the internal politics of the
banking world aberrational. The world of private banking especially is
fraught with huge rewards for those who occupy certain offices and oversee
certain portfolios.

I alone know of the existence of this deposit for as far as BOC is
concerned, the transaction with our deceased customer concluded when I
sent the funds to the firm, all outstanding interactions in relation to
the file are just customer services and due process.
They are simply awaiting instructions to release the deposit to any party
that comes forward. This is the situation; I request your assistance in
transfering this estate deposited with my bank (BOC) out of china. You
only stand in as the recepient/beneficiary of the estate. We share the
proceeds 50/50.
I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within a few
days. I will simply inform the bank of the final closing of the file
relating to the customer I will then officially communicate with the firm
and instruct them to release the deposit to you.

With these two things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to
have the firm direct the funds to another bank with you as account holder.
This way there will be no need for you to think of receiving the money
from the firm. We can fine-tune this based on our interactions.

I am aware of the consequences of this proposal. I ask that if you find no
interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask that you
do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you,
delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. Do not destroy my
career because you do not approve of my proposal.

You may not know this but people like myself who have made tidy sums out
of comparable situations run the whole private banking sector. I am not a
criminal and what I do, I do not find against good conscience, this may be
hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that
I make this move.

Such opportunities only come ones' way once in a lifetime. I cannot let
this chance pass me by, for once I find myself in total control of my
destiny. These chances won't pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy my
chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with
my life but do not destroy me.

I am a family man and this is an opportunity to provide them with new
opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well
worth undertaking. I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have
here is from you refusing to work with me and alerting my bank.
You would have apprecited from the details above, that I am previleged to
have absolute knowledge and management of the estate in question,
therefore, you have to rely on my word as I guide this transaction to
culminate in the transfer of the estate to you.
If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me through the email
account below. With your consent to proceed, I will initiate this process
towards a conclusion. Should you contact me via official channels; I will
deny any knowledge of you and about this project.

I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my official phone lines
nor do I want you contacting me through my official email account. Contact
me only through this email address. I do not want any direct link between
you and me. My official lines are not secure lines as they are
periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with
our Total Quality Management Policy.
Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, note I am a
family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a
measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that
nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come
easy or on a platter of gold.

This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do
not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, send me your
response on this email to enable us commences this
line of discussion.


Lihui Li

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