This email with the subject "Honest Response" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 17 Aug 2006 10:02:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr Wu Jiang <NelsonAfi@yahoo.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Mr. Wu Jiang , Bank Manager of Shenzhen branch of Bank of China. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. In October, 2001, a colleague of mine Mr. Xu Guojun the Bank Manager of Kaiping Branch of Bank of China came and Made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit valued at US$18,500,000.00 (Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in the name of his relative Ms. Li Guojun. However, Mr. Xu Guojun and two other staff of Bank of China was declared wanted by Chinese Government, because of $480,000,000.00 (Four Hundred and Eighty Million United States Dollars) that was stolen by the three of them from Bank of China. You may use these links for some information: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/02_05/b3768065.htm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/2115792.stm http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/index.jsp?sectionfiltered=papers&code=02-C_01 http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200208/25/eng20020825_102035.shtml http://www.asianpacificpost.com/news/article/62.html http://caijing.hexun.com/english/detail.aspx?issue=140&sl=2482&id=1294725 In June, 2002, Ms. Li Guojun was arrested and killed by the Government, because she was a Falun Dafa Practitioner, an activist group that was against the Chinese Government. http://clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/6/20/23326.html http://www.faluninfo.net/displayAnArticle.asp?ID=5877 This sum of US$18,500,000.00 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; because I am the only person that knows that the deposit was made by Mr. Xu Guojun and not Late Ms. Li Guojun, who does not know anything about the deposit. 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 of Late Ms. Li Guojun so that these funds will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. My projection is to conclude transfer of funds latest 14 working days from date of receipt of the following information by email (Your full name and address, your telephone and fax numbers and a brief profile of yourself to assure me of your capability). Our perfected modality is remittance of stated funds appearing as you or your company's entitlement to your nominated account. The requested information will enable me commence the transaction and the paperwork. 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 80% for me and 20% 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 country. Awaiting your urgent reply via my email address: Thanks and regards. Wu Jiang God is my strength. not as you think D 1st and worst fraud on earth is 2 cheat ur self !!