This email with the subject "AWAIT YOUR SWIFT RESPONSE!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 14 Mar 2006 21:49:30 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Li Chow Wai" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr. Li Chow Wai Credit Officer, Bank of East Asia 16/F, Tower 1, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong. Dear Friend, I am Mr. Li Chow Wai, Credit Officer Bank Of East Asia (BEA) Hong Kong. I have a sincere and very confidential business proposition for you. On October 6th 1999, a British Consultant / Contractor with the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. David Woodbin made a (Fixed) Deposit for Twelve calendar months, valued at US$43,600,000.00 (Forty Three Million six Hundred United State Dollars only) 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 Ministry of Agriculture that Mr. David Woodbin died after a brief illness on prostrate cancer. On further indebt investigation, I found out that he died without notifying anybody about the deposit in my bank. This sum of US$43,600,000.00 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 the Hong Kong Law, under the Chinese constitution at the expiration of 6 (Six) years, such funds will revert to the ownership of the Government for financing military operations on defense affairs, such as purchasing of arms and ammunitions for the military. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr. David Woodbin so that you will be able to receive his funds. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you on your assistance. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by my attorney and with my position as the Accounting Officer, guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and that will help you understand the transaction. You should 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. Thanks and regards. Mr. Li Chow Wai