From: Zhang Qi < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Date: Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 11:54 AM
I am Mr. Zhang Qi; I work as a Business Relationship Manager with the Nanyang Commercial Bank in Hong Kong China. I have decided to contact you regarding the estate of a deceased client with a similar last name and an investment placed under our banks management many years ago. I hope I have not embarrassed you as I got your name from our Chamber of Commerce Directory. 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 contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication. In 2000 the deceased came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of $22.350 million (Twenty Two Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States dollars) which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.
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 $1.8 million United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed that the principal sum ($22.350M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Hong Kong. We got in touch with a specialist bank in Hong Kong Shanghai Commercial Bank (SCB) who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make funds available the deceased. However Shanghai Commercial Bank got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that the deceased was involved in an accident in Mainland China, which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you is because you are namesakes.
What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. My bank will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank, my bank will instruct SCB to make payments to you. You do not have to have known him. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state. Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above Email, for now.
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 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, we should act swiftly on this. Please get back to me immediately via email address above and let me know if you intend to assist or not. If you also do not want to be involved kindly let me know so I would never further communication with you.
I await your response.