Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Hello...

From: "Hong Wu"<>

This email with the subject "Hello..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 06 Mar 2010 17:53:06 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Hong Wu"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Compliment Of The Day!

It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because you do not know me but I 
have a lucrative business proposal of mutual benefits to share with you.

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Mr. Hong Wu operations manager of the Bank of China 
(Shanghai Branch), 200 Mid. Yincheng Rd., Pudong New District, Shanghai 200121, China. I have an 
obscured Business suggestion for you.

In June, 2003, a certain British Crude oil merchant (Mr.Martin Walker) came to our bank and made a 
Fixed (Numbered) deposit of Thirty Million United State Dollars (US$30,000,000.00) Only in my 
branch for 12 calender months. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding 
address but got no reply. A month later, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his 
contract employers, the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation that he 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 fruitless.

After proper further investigations, it was also discovered that he did not declare any next of kin 
in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit and he also confided in me the 
last time he was in my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Thirty 
Million United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim 
it. What bothers me most is that according to Laws of Republic of China, at the expiration of seven 
{7} years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Chinese Government if nobody applies to 
claim the funds. What I wish to relate to you will smack of unethical practice but I want you to 
understand something, 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. You should have begun 
by now to put together the general direction 

Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the 
next of kin so that you will be able to receive the funds so that the fruits of this old man's 
labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials just like that.


I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful. I 
shall employ the services of an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back 
you up as the next of kin, and also he will be drafting and tarization the WILL and to obtain the 
necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. There is a 
reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking. There is no risk involved at all 
in this transaction 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.

I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is for you refusing to work with me and 
alerting my bank. I am the only one who knows of this situation, good fortune has blessed you with 
a name that has planted you into the center of relevance in my life. Please endeavor to observe 
utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to 
your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 50% for me, and 50% for you. 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. Please observe this instruction religiously.

And I will prefer you reach me on my private email address: and finally after 
that I shall furnish you with more information’s about this operation. Your earliest response to 
this letter will be appreciated. 

Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should plan a meeting soon after this 
project is successful. 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.

Kind Regards,

Hong Wu.