Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Proposal..

From: "Frits Seegers"<>

This email with the subject "Proposal.." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 02 Apr 2009 19:37:26 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Frits Seegers"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend, 
I am Frits Seegers, Chief Executive at Barclays.I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer 
William Nathan,and an investment he placed under our banks management.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. 
I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication.I would like to intimate 
you with certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you. 
In 2005, 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 2.35 million British Pounds 
Sterling, which he wished to have us turn over (invest) on his behalf.I was the officer assigned to 
his case, I made numerous suggestions in line with my duties as the de-facto chief operations 
officer of the private banking sector, especially given the volume of funds he wished to put into 
our bank. 
We met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed. I encouraged him to consider 
various growth funds with prime ratings. 
The favored route in my advise to customers is to start by assessing data on 6000 traditional 
stocks and bond managers and 2000 managers of 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 4 million British Pounds 
Sterling, this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk guaranteed 
returns on investments. In mid 2006, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to 
make an urgent investment requiring cash payments.He directed that I liquidate the funds and have 
it deposited with a security firm. 
I informed him that Barclays 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 of us. 
I undertook all the processes and made sure I followed his precise instructions to the letter and 
had the funds deposited with a security consultancy firm. This security firm is an especially 
private firm that accepts deposits from high net worth individuals and blue chip corporations that 
handle valuable products or undertake transactions that need immediate access to cash. 
This small and highly private organization is familiar especially to the highly placed and 
well-connected organizations. In Line with instructions, the money was deposited with them.He told 
me he wanted the money there in anticipation of his arrival from Norway later that week. This was 
the last communication we had, this transpired around 25 th February 2007. 
In June last year, we got a call from the security company informing us 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 at the 
security company, and I could not understand why our client had not come forward to claim his 
deposit.I made futile efforts to locate him. 
I immediately passed the task of locating him to the internal investigations department of Barclay. 
Four days later, information started to trickle in, apparently our man was dead. A person who 
suited his description was declared dead of a heart attack in Canne, South of France. We were soon 
enough able to confirm all of this including cause of death. The bank 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 
anonymity, but also some levels of detachment from conventional processes. In his bio-data form, he 
listed no next of kin. In the field of private banking,opening an account with us means no one will 
know of its existence,accounts are rarely held under a name; depositors use numbers and codes to 
make the accounts anonymous. 
This bank even gives the choice to depositors of having their mail sent to them or held at the bank 
itself, ensuring that there are no traces of the account and as I said, rarely do they nominate 
next of kin. Private banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin also usually in most 
cases leave wills in our care, in this case; our now deceased client died in testate. In line with 
our internal processes for account holders who have passed away, we instituted our own 
investigations in good faith to determine who should have right to claim the estate. This 
investigation has for the past months been unfruitful. We have scanned every continent and used our 
private investigation affiliate companies to get to the root of the problem. 
It is quite clear now that our dear fellow died with no known or identifiable family members. This 
leaves me as the only person with the full picture of what the prevailing situation is in relation 
to the deposit and the late beneficiary of the deposit.
According to practice,the security company will by the end of this year broadcast a request for 
statements of claim to Barclays, failing to receive viable claims they will most probably revert 
the deposit to Barclays. This will result in the money entering the Barclays accounting system and 
the portfolio will be out of my hands and out of the private banking division.This will not happen 
if I have my way. 
What I wish to relate to you will smack of unethical practice but I want you to understand 
something. It is only an outsider to the banking world who finds the internal politics of the 
banking world aberrational. The world of private banking especially is fraught with huge rewards 
for those who sit upon certain chairs and oversee certain portfolios. You should have begun by now 
to put together the general direction of what I propose. There is  2,350,000.00 deposited in a 
security company.
This bank has spent great amounts of money trying to track the deceased"s family; they have 
investigated for months and have found no family. The investigation has come to an end. My 
proposal; I am prepared to furnish the necessary details to you as the closest surviving relation. 
Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to share the money with you in half. That is: When the 
bank simply nominate you as the next of kin and the deposit to you.We share the proceeds 50/50. 
We can fine-tune this based on our interactions.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 and destructive.If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and 
forget 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 myself who have made a tidy sum 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.For once I find myself in 
total control of my destiny.This chance wont 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 is a task well worth undertaking.I 
have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is from you refusing to work with me and 
alerting my bank. 
If you give me positive signals,I will give you the relevant details and initiate this process 
towards a conclusion.
Please, again, note I am a family man,I have wife and children.I send you this mail not without a 
measure of fear as to what 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 the one truth I 
have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence.I await your response. 
Frits Seegers