This email with the subject "Dear Sir/Madam" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 17 Jun 2008 08:32:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Sir Marc Reed" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
A PROPOSAL OF MUTUAL BENEFIT GREETINGS, My name is Sir Marc Reed, Head of Europe Private wealth management at Deutsche Bank. This letter is in regards to a client and his investments placed under our banks management 9 years ago. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents confidential as I contact you in this letter out of my official position from the United Kingdom on a 4 day visit to the United States for Deutsche Bank AG the German financial conglomerate. I believe may be of interest to you in regards to the increased prospective opportunities and returns it could provide for us. In 1998, this long time client of our bank came to our London office at 1 Great Winchester St, for discussions on a financial portfolio of about $9,000,000 nine million dollars which he wished to have us turn over (invest). I was assigned as his portfolio manager and worked on strategies in line with the volume of funds at my disposal divulging in various growth funds with prime ratings strategically investing in equity and equity-related securities including venture capital, private equity, growth financing hedge funds and leveraged buy-outs. We spun the money around various diversified medium term note programs and commercial paper attracting margins in profits and dividends of over $11.37 million United States Dollars mostly in share-market options, bonds and mutual funds. In mid 1999, Moser asked that part of the options be liquidated as suggested by my then assistant Mr. Pierre de Weck for a capital investment opportunity in Antwerp. He directed that the funds be deposited at Immaculate Asset Management a holding company in Brussels, Belgium , Affiliated to Standard Life Finance, UK . The client was also informed by Deutsche Bank Securities of 2.5 % deductible from the funds to cater for banking and statutory charges as required by the European central bank on fast cash transfer transactions. He complained about the high charges but later came around when I explained to him the complexities of the task he was asking of us. He was more worried about the heavy taxation the E.C.B. might impose on the funds, on his arrival from Oslo, Norway later that week after all necessary documents were signed. My client passed away in February 2000, I contacted Immaculate Asset Management Company last December informing them of the inactivity of this particular portfolio. Deutsche Bank had investigated for years and had found no next of kin as my client was intestate in his belief in line with his philosophy as a patron of the stonewall society. I have the deposit details of the US$ 11,370,000.00 in Brussels and prepared to place you in a benefactors position and instruct Immaculate Asset Management Company to release the funds to you as the rightful next of kin of my clients estate. 30% of the funds will go the Family (beneficiary) while the rest be remitted. The deposit hopefully should be released to you within a few days but no later than 10 business days under the inheritance act law of 7 years no claims rule. My office at Deutsche Bank at this juncture should then be informed by Immaculate Asset Management of the official closure of the file relating to my client after all documents have been processed. With these two things, all is done. If you are interested in proceeding with this proposal, we can fine-tune this based on good interaction and knowledgeable input. You can reach me by Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or my private line Tel/0044-78-561-35-256. I look forward to hearing from you, Sir Marc Reed, Head of Europe Private wealth management Deutsche Bank.