Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 16:18:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Zhu Li" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am Zhu Li, Bank Manager of Bank of China, Shenzhen Branch, Guangdong
Province, People's Republic of China. I have an important and highly
confidential business deal 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 USD 30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million US
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
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 USD 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 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 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 50 for me
and 50 for you.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this deal will be done by
the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the
successful execution of this deal. If you are interested, please reply
immediately via the email address above and below.
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
Please observe utmost confidentiality and rest assured that this deal
would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your
assistance to invest my share in your country.
Awaiting your reply via my email: email@example.com.
Thanks and regards.