A Scam Email with the Subject "Good Day My Dear Friend!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 21 Sep 2007 11:43:02 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Chen Jiang" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day, I am Mr. Chen Jiang, Bank Manager of a Bank in China.I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.On November 6, 2001, a British Oil consultant/contractor with the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation, Made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million United States 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 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 was 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 sum of US$30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million United States Dollars) 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 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 authorization 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 eneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me and 50% for you. Awaiting your urgent reply via my email address. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks and regards. Chen Jiang.