Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Dear Friend..

From: "Mr. Hong Wu" <>

This email with the subject "Dear Friend.." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 14 Jun 2010 08:16:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr. 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 of what I am proposing.

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&#146;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.

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