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Subject: ( Bank Of China ) kindly confirm upon reception

From: "Mr Kim Wie"<>

This email with the subject "( Bank Of China ) kindly confirm upon reception" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:08:39 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Mr Kim Wie"<>, although it may have been spoofed.


I am a, staff of Private Banking Services at the Bank of China (BOC). I am contacting you 
concerning our customer and, an investment placed under our banks management 8 years ago.

I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the 
integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contacted you independently of 
our investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I would like to intimate you with 
certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you.

In 2005, the subject matter; ref: bb/boc/bank/0019   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 8.370 million United States Dollars, which he wished to have us turn over (invest) on 
his behalf.

I was the officer assigned to his case; I made numerous suggestions 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 6000 traditional stocks 
and bond managers and 2000 managers of alternative investments. Based on my advice, we spun the 
money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, 
the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over 10 million United States Dollars, this 
margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on 

In mid 2006, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment 
requiring cash payments in Europe. He directed that I liquidate the funds and had it deposited with 
a firm. I informed him that the bank would have to make special arrangements to have this done and 
in order not to circumvent due process, the bank would have to make a 9.5 % deduction from the 
funds to cater for banking and statutory charges. He complained about the charges but later came 
around when I explained to him the complexities of the task he was asking of us. Cash movement 
across borders has become especially strict since the incidents of 9/11. I contacted my affiliate 
in and had the funds available. I undertook all the processes and made sure I followed his precise 
instructions to the letter and had the funds deposited in a security consultancy firm, the firm  is 
a specialist private firm that accepts deposits from high net worth individuals and blue chip 
corporations t!
 hat handle valuable products or un

In January last year, we got a call from the security firm informing us that the inactivity of that 
particular portfolio. This was an astounding position as far as I was concerned, given the fact 
that I managed the private banking sector I was the only one who knew about the deposit , and I 
could not understand why he had not come forward to claim his deposit. I made futile efforts to 
locate him I immediately passed the task of locating him to the internal investigations department 
of the bank of china. Four days later, information started to trickle in, apparently he was dead. A 
person who suited his description was declared dead of a heart attack in Canne, South of France. We 
were soon enough able to identify the body and cause of death was confirmed. The bank immediately 
launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin to alert about the situation and also 
to come forward to claim his estate. If you are familiar with private banking affairs, those who 
 ze our services usually prefer ano

In line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed away, we instituted our own 
investigations in good faith to determine who should have right to claim the estate. This 
investigation has for the past months been unfruitful. We have scanned every continent and used our 
private investigation affiliate companies to get to the root of the problem. The investigation did 
not ever yield any result My official capacity dictates that I am the only party to supervise the 
investigation and the only party to receive the results of the investigation.  This leaves me as 
the only person with the full picture of what the prevailing situation is in relation to the 
deposit and the late beneficiary of the deposit. According to practice, the firm will by the end of 
this financial year broadcast a request for statements of claim to BOC, failing to receive viable 
claims they will most probably revert the deposit back to BOC. This will result in the money 
entering the BOC acco!
 unting system and the portfolio wi

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 propose. There is US$ 8,370,000.00 deposited , I 
alone have the deposit details and they will release the deposit to no one unless I instruct them 
to do so. I alone know of the existence of this deposit for as far as BOC is concerned, the 
transaction with our deceased customer concluded when I sent the funds to the firm, all outstanding 
interactions in relation to the file are just customer services and due process.  They are simply 
awaiting instructions to release the deposit to any party that comes forward. This is the 
situation. This bank has spent gre!
 at amounts of money trying to trac

My proposal;  I am prepared to place you in a position to give instruction for the release of the  
deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to 
share the money with you in half. That is: I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and have 
them release the deposit to you. We share the proceeds 50/50.

I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight 
line to me and my involvement in claiming the deposit. I assure you that I could have the deposit 
released to you within a few days. I will simply inform the bank of the final closing of the file 
relating to the customer  I will then officially communicate with  firm  and instruct them to 
release the deposit to you. With these two things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to 
have firm direct the funds to another bank with you as account holder. This way there will be no 
need for you to think of receiving the money from the firm.  We can fine-tune this based on our 
interactions.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 ask that you do not be vindictive and 
destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted 
you. Do not destroy my ca!
 reer because you do not approve of

You may not know this but people like myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations 
run the whole private banking sector. I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good 
conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I 
make this move. Such opportunities only come ones' way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance 
pass me by, for once I find myself in total control of my destiny. These chances won't pass me by. 
I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move 
on with my life but do not destroy me. 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 well 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 wi!
 th a name that has planted you int

If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me through this same email account. If you give 
me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion. I wish to inform you that 
should you contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. I 
repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my official phone lines nor do I want you 
contacting me through my official email account. Contact me only through  through this email 
address. I do not want any direct link between you and me. My official lines are not secure lines 
as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total 
Quality Management Policy. Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, note I am a 
family man; I have a wife and children.

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. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not 
betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, please reply me immediately to enable us commence 
this line of discussion.

I await your response.

Mr Kim  Wie