Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Private Proposal

From: "Paul Lockett" <>

This email with the subject "Private Proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 18 Feb 2009 08:05:12 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Paul Lockett" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Good day,
My name is Mr. Paul Lockett, I am a senior partner in the firm of Infinity
Consultants "Private Investigators and Security Consultants". We are
conducting a standard process investigation on behalf of "HSBC", the
International Banking conglomerate. 

This investigation involves a client who shares the same surname with you and
also the circumstances surrounding investments made by this client at "HSBC",
the Private Banking arm of HSBC. The HSBC Private Banking client died in
testate and nominated no successor in title over the investments made with the
bank. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail
private and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result
of this mail.
I contact you independently of our investigation 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.
You share similar details to the late fellow; I am prepared to place you in a
position to instruct the 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, that is, I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and
have them release the deposit to you. We share the proceeds 50/50. 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 with the same very name as the depositor's would easily pass
as the beneficiary with right to claim. I assure you that I could have the
deposit released to you within few days.
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 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 in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once, I
have found myself in total control of 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 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. I am the only one who knows of this situation, good fortune has
blessed you with a name that has planted you into the center of relevance in
my life. Lets share the blessing. If you find yourself able to work with me,
contact me through this same email account. If you give me positive signals, I
will initiate this process towards a conclusion.
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. If we can be of one accord, we should plan a meeting, soon.
Kind regards,
Paul Lockett