Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Urgent Business Transaction With Mr. Zhu Li

From: "Bank Of China Mr Zhu Li" <>

This email with the subject "Urgent Business Transaction With Mr. Zhu Li" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 02 Jun 2007 14:19:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Bank Of China Mr Zhu Li" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Dear Associate,

Thank you for giving me your time. Please be patient and read my email to

I am presently the manager of the Bank of China, Shenzhen branch. Prior to
this position, I was attached to Private Banking services. I am contacting
you concerning an investment placed under our banks management 4 years
ago; you are contacted independently out of investigation in the bank. I
would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of
interest to you.

In the year 1998, certain Mr. Robert Rice came to our bank to engage in
business discussions with our Private Banking Services Department. He
informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 30 million United States
dollars, which he wished to have us invest on his behalf. I was the
officer assigned to his case; I then proceeded to provide numerous
suggestions and advice in line with my duties as the de-facto 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 placed. 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 600 traditional
stocks and bond managers and alternative investments. Based on my advice,
we spun the money around various opportunities and made very attractive
profits margins during our first months of operation; the accrued profit
and interest at this point stood at over 34.5 million United States
dollars. He desired low risk and guaranteed returns on investments, and as
such we could not utilize the full potential of the funds.

On November 6, 2001, he requested disinvestments and directed that the
funds be deposited in a Fixed (Numbered) Deposit account in my branch for
12 calendar months. His instructions were precisely followed to the latter
and all the funds recalled from the active market and deposited.

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
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 were fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that he did not
declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his
Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This money 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 6 (six)
years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Chinese Government if
nobody applies to claim the fund.

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.

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand
in as the next of kin to the man so that the fruits of this old man's
labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials.
This is 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 tarization 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 60% for me
and 40% 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 to this email

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 am not doing
anything against good conscience. I know that this may be hard for you to
understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this
move. Such opportunities only come once in a lifetime. 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 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. 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. Let's share the

Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should plan a
meeting, soon. 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.

Thanks and regards.

Zhu Li.