This appears to be a scam from a Chinese guy, but we are unable to verify because it was a forwarded mail.
During the trips to China in the past 2 years, we have begun to notice some black Africans at Shanghai.
They might be there for business, and we know that they travelled beyond that city to other parts including Kunshan, etc.
However, some of those that we saw might be scammers.
If any anti-scam site knows who are the scammers walking on the street, or knows insider information, the question is “How do you know he is one? Does he have the word 419-Scammer” written on his forehead?
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 23:46:45 +0000
Feb 08, 2010.
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 2003, the subject matter; Alfred came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 8.35 million United States dollars, which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.
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 GDB 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 hold the KEY to these funds, and as a Chinese National we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above email.
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 t 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 pardon my writing mistakes. Please get back to me immediately email.
I await your urgent response