> From: Zaohang Lin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: hello...
> Date: Monday, August 4, 2008, 3:49 PM
> Dear Associate,
> Thank you for giving me your time.
> Please be patient and
> read my email to you.
> I am presently the
> manager of the Bank of China, Shenzhen
> branch. Prior to this position, I
> was attached to Private
> Banking services. I am contacting you concerning
> investment placed under our banks management 4 years ago;
> you are
> contacted independently out of investigation in the
> bank. I would like
> to intimate you with certain facts that I
> believe would be of interest
> to you.
> In the year 1998, a certain Mr. Robert Rice came to our
> to engage in business discussions with our Private Banking
> Department. He informed us that he had a financial
> portfolio of 30
> million United States dollars, which he
> wished to have us invest on his
> behalf. I was the officer
> assigned to his case; I then proceeded to
> provide numerous
> suggestions and advise in line with my duties as the
> de-facto Chief Operations officer of the Private Banking
> Department, especially given the volume of funds he
> wished to put into
> our bank. We met on numerous occasions
> prior to any investments being
> placed. I encouraged him to
> consider various growth funds with prime
> ratings. The
> favored route in my advice to customers is to start by
> assessing data on 600 traditional stocks and bond managers
> alternative investments. Based on my advice, we spun the
> money around
> various opportunities and made very attractive
> profits margins during
> our first months of operation; the
> accrued profit and interest at this
> point stood at over 34.5
> million United States dollars. He desired low
> risk and
> guaranteed returns on investments, and as such we could not
> utilise the full potential of the funds.
> On November 6, 2001, he
> requested disinvestments and
> directed that the funds be deposited in a
> Fixed (Numbered)
> Deposit account in my branch for 12 calender months.
> instructions were precisely followed to the latter and all
> funds recalled from the active market and deposited.
> 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
> 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
> documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank.
> This money is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is
> 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.
> What I wish
> to relate to you will smack of unethical practice but I
> you to understand something. It is only an outsider to the
> world who finds the internal politics of the banking
> world aberrational.
> The world of private banking especially
> is fraught with huge rewards for
> those who occupy certain
> offices and oversee certain portfolios. You
> should have
> begun by now to put together the general direction of what
> am proposing.
> 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
> 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
> tarization 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
> 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
> transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as
> Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of
> this transaction.
> If you are interested, please reply
> immediately to this email:
> I am aware of the consequences of this
> proposal. I ask that
> if you find no interest in this project that you
> discard this mail. I am not doing anything against good
> conscience. I know that this may be hard for you to
> understand, but
> the dynamics of my industry dictates that I
> make this move. Such
> opportunities only come once in a
> lifetime. I am a family man and this
> is an opportunity to
> provide them with new opportunities. There is a
> reward for
> this project and it is a task worth undertaking. I have
> evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is from
> refusing to work with me and alerting my bank. I am the
> only one who
> knows of this situation, good fortune has
> blessed you with a name that
> has planted you into the center
> of relevance in my life. Let's share the
> Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we
> should plan a meeting, soon. Please observe utmost
> 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:
> Thanks and regards.
> Zaohang Lin.
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