The Chinese Email Scam

Huh, looks like this scammer is from India…

This is
Liu Yuezhen
Chief Financial Officer
China National Petroleum Corporation
9 Dongzhimen North Street, Dongcheng
District, Beijing, P.R.China

Ah, it’s (allegedly) from China…

Date: February . 6th . 2015

Re: Joint Venture Investment

Dear Esteemed Colleague:

When was the last time someone called you an “Esteemed Colleague”?  Like, never?

I hope this email finds you in good health.

Well, as long as you’re asking, no, not really…

In view of my correspondence with you, I unassumingly request for your utmost consideration, as this letter serves as a formal notice of my intent to go into a multinational investments with you in your country.

It appears this stranger is confused…

This is Mr. Liu Yuezhen, Chief Financial Officer of CNPC Group (China National Petroleum Corporation)

Now you’re being redundant… and even I know that it is proper to address someone from China by their first name, after using “Mr.”

In an open minded manner, I purposefully contact you to negotiate my proposition for investment of multinational companies and industries with you in your country. However, if you willingly accept my proffer I shall provide you with the relevant details for the investment fund and our procedures in sequence.

Dude, I’m in pain, what do you want?

Furthermore, I want every of my dealings with you to be carried out legally, genuinely and transparent to establish medium to long-term investment and credible business relationship.


Looking forward to hearing from you.

Does anyone — ever — respond to your emails?

Warm regards,

Liu Yuezhen, Chief Financial Officer

You know, the Chinese are not known for their sense of humor, and they don’t like scammers, either. Maybe one day, somebody that works for Mr. Liu will happen upon this post of mine, and you’ll get a response from that person.  (Good luck.)

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