Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Urgent Business Transaction With Mr. Zhu Li !!!!!

From: "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 Wed, 03 Oct 2007 05:40:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "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
you.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

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.

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 blessing.

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.

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