Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: I crave Your Indulgence

From: "Larry Chinene"<>

This email with the subject "I crave Your Indulgence" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 07 Nov 2008 06:27:25 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Larry Chinene"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

TEL: +27 793632416. 

My dear friend,
Thanks for giving me your time. Please be patient and read my letter to you. I am a staff of Lloyds 
TSB Group, South Africa attached to the Private Banking Services. I am contacting you concerning a 
customer and an investment placed under our banks' management few years ago. I contacted you 
independently of our investigations and no one is informed of this communication in which I would 
like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you. 
In 2000, the subject matter; ref: bb/tsb/bank/73 came to our bank to engage in business discussions 
with our Private Banking Services Department. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 
22.35 million United States Dollars, which he wished to have us turn over on his behalf. I was the 
officer assigned to his case and I made numerous suggestions in line with my duties as the de-facto 
chief operations officer of the Private Banking Services Department, especially given the volume of 
funds he wished to put into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to any investment being 
placed and I encouraged him to consider various growth funds with prime ratings. The favoured route 
in my advice to customers is to start by assessing data on 600 traditional stocks and bond managers 
and alternative investments. 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 16 million
In mid 2004, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment 
requiring cash payments in Europe. He directed that I liquidate the funds and had it deposited with 
a firm in Europe. I informed him that our bank would have to make special arrangements to have this 
done and in order not to circumvent due process, the bank would have to make a 9.5 % deduction from 
the funds to cater for banking and statutory charges. He complained about the charges but later 
came around when I explained to him the complexities of the task he was asking from us. Cash 
movement across borders has become especially strict since the incident of 9/11. I contacted our 
affiliates in Europe and to have the funds moved to main land Europe. I undertook all the processes 
and made sure I followed his precise instructions to the letter and had the funds deposited in a 
security consultancy firm here in South Africa first of all. The firm is a specialist private firm 
that accepts deposits from high net worth i
This was the last communication we had and it transpired around 25th November 2004. In June last 
year, I received a call from the security firm informing me of the inactivity of that particular 
portfolio. This was an astounding position as far as I was concerned, given the fact that I managed 
the private banking sector, I was the only one who knew about the deposit, and I could not 
understand why he had not come forward to claim his deposit. I made futile efforts to locate him 
without success. After a while I received information that A person who suited his description was 
declared dead of a heart attack in Cannes, South of France. We were soon enough able to identify 
the body and cause of death was confirmed.  I immediately launched an investigation into possible 
surviving next of kin to alert about the situation and also to come forward to claim his estate. If 
you are familiar with private banking affairs, those who patronize our services usually prefer not 
only anonymity, but also some levels of detachme
What I wish to relate to you will smack off unethical practice but I want you to understand 
something. It is only an outsider to the banking world who finds the internal politics there 
aberrational. The world of private banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those who 
occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios. You should have begun by now to put together 
the general direction of what I propose. There is US$ 30,370,000.00 deposited, I alone have the 
deposit details and they will release the deposit to no one unless I instruct them to do so. I 
alone know of the existence of this deposit for as far as the finance firm is concerned, the 
transaction with our deceased customer was concluded when I sent the funds to the firm. All 
outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just customer services and due process. The 
security firm has no single idea of what's the history or nature of the deposit. They are simply 
awaiting instructions to release the deposit to any party that comes fo
MY PROPOSAL: I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct the finance firm to release the 
deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to 
share the money with you in 50% for me and 50% for you. That is: I will simply nominate you as the 
next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be 
released to me, but that would have drawn a straight line to me and my involvement in claiming the 
deposit. But on the other hand, you as a foreigner would easily pass as the beneficiary with the 
rights to claim. I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you in a few days. I will 
officially communicate with the security company and instruct them to release the deposit to you.  
With these things: all is done. I am aware of the consequences of this proposal. I ask that if you 
find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. 
I ask that you do not be vindictive or destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this 
message and forget that I ever contacted you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve 
of my proposal. You may not know this but people like me who have made tidy sums out of comparable 
situations run the whole private banking sector. I am not a criminal and what I do; I do not find 
against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry 
dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones' way once in a lifetime. I cannot 
let this chance pass me by and I hope you understand because for once I found myself in total 
control and face to face with my destiny. These chances won't pass me by. I ask that you do not 
destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do 
not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an opportunity to provide them with new 
opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it
Contact me through the above info and if you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process 
towards a conclusion. Please observe these instructions religiously. Note that I am a family man; 
happily married with two kids. I send you this letter not without a measure of fear as to what the 
consequences might be, 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 
plan a meeting, soon.
I wait for your urgent response please.

TEL: +27 793632416.