This email with the subject "Inquiry:Please Read" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:39:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "PT0190"<PT0190@aruba.it>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, I am Patrick Thomas, Principal Assurance manager for the Natwest Bank in UK .I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of Mr Alfred Brown and an investment placed under our banks management 7 years.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. In 2000, the subject matter; 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. Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over 10 million United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed that the principal sum (8.35M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Hong Kong and China. We got in touch with an an Insurance And Asset Mangagment Bank , the Allianz Group (AG) who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to Alfred. However Allianz Group Bank got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that Alfred was involved in an accident in Mainland China , which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you. 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 Allianz Group that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank, my bank will instruct AG 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 UK Citizen we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by email, I will give you my mobile telephone number I get your reply. 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 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 one truth I have learnt from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this. Please get back to me immediately via email Patrick Thomas.