Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Transaction


This email with the subject "Transaction" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 17 Jul 2004 06:48:05 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.



I am Mr. Yong Sung Su, Bank Manager of Bank of China, Shenzhen Branch, China. I have urgent and 
very confidential business proposition for you.

On November 6, 1999, a British Oil consultant/contractor with the Chinese Solid Minerals 
Corporation, Lawrence Smith made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued 
at US$30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million Dollars) 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 Solid Minerals Corporation that Mr. 
Lawrence Smith 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.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Lawrence Smith did not declare any 
kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. 
This sum of US$30,000,000.00 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 
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.

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to 
Mr. Lawrence Smith 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 notarization 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 90% for me and 10% 
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 via the private email address above. Upon your response, I 
shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the 
transaction. Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.

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 

Awaiting your urgent reply via my email address.

Thanks and regards.

Mr. Yong Sung Su.

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