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A China Related Scam Letter. LOL.

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Just got this and it made me laugh.  Hoping it does the same for you.

Dear prospective partner,

I am writing to you in respect of an embattled friend of mine, Bo Xilai. My name is Mr. Harry Bennett and I am a top

management Executive at the legal department of the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (London) Limited. Our bank website

is http://www.icbcasia.com/

My friend Mr. Bo Xilai has presented a subtle offer to me which requires the help of a financially credible partner to

complete successfully. Mr. Xilai is in a difficult situation with the Chinese government and he wants the sum of $25 million

currently in a fixed-term deposit with the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China retrieved immediately for investment

placement. More so, the retrieval must be made in such a way that it must not be linked to him. The fund is deposited in the

name of an existing legal entity. Your role will be:

[1]. To retrieve the funds as the new beneficiary.
[2]  To deal exclusively with the paying financial institutions once all legal documents are obtained in your name.
[2]. To receive the funds into a business or private bank account.
[3]. To invest and Manage the funds outside China.

The transaction will be executed with legal documents that will make you the legitimate beneficiary of the funds. If you

agree to partner with Mr. Xilai, send your full names and contact address to my private

emailaddress:harrybennett83@yahoo.co.uk so I can send you a “Consultant Non Disclosure Agreement” for you to go through and

decide whether you can be of help to Mr. Xilai or not.
For Mr. Bo Xilai’s current profiles visit these sites:


I look forward to hearing from you, and please, if for any reason you are not in a position to assist, kindly delete this

mail and pretend you didn’t get it.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Harry Bennett
ICBC (London) Limited
36 King Street, London EC2V 8QQ, United Kingdom
(Phone number withheld at the moment for security reasons)

  • Jason Patent

    LOL indeed, Mr. Dan!

  • China Newz

    Glad to see Harry is using his QQ account while in the UK. Must be chatting with Mandarin speaking Nigerians on his QQ account these days.

  • PaulR

    Is it too late to get in on this investment?

    I’ve always had the greatest respect for “Mr. Xilai” and his son, Melon-Melon.

  • http://samuelwa.de/ Samuel Wade

    Is this a real scam, or a parody? I’m not sure which answer to hope for, but it’s excellent either way.

  • http://www.kalanstar.com/ KopyKatKiller

    HA HA. I liked the formatting of “My name is Mr. Harry Bennett and I am a top”

  • Ward Chartier

    On one hand this could be a clever satire. On the other, it could be some eejit (a term I learned while working in Ireland) acting in earnest. Any hints about the source of the letter?