Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Please Read And Get Back.

From: "Mrs Wan Yonghong" <>

This email with the subject "Please Read And Get Back." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 10 Jun 2008 17:47:35 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mrs Wan Yonghong" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Wan Yonghong
Standard Chartered Bank 
Hong Kong Branch

Thank you for giving me your time. Please be patient and read my email to

I am a staff of Standard Chartered Bank attached in Private Banking
services. I am contacting you concerning a customer and, an  investment
placed under our banks management 4 years ago, I contacted you
independently of our investigation and no one is  informed of this
communication and I would like to intimate you with certain facts that I
believe would be of interest to you. 

In 2004, the subject matter; ref:SSCB/SCB/bank/77 came to our bank to
engage in business discussion with our Private Banking  Service Department.
He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 8.35 million United
States Dollars, which he wished  to have us turn over 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
Service Department, 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 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 month of operation,
the accrued profit and interest stood at this  point at over 10 million
United States Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the fund
but he desired low risk  guaranteed returns on investments. In late 2005,
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 of us. Cash movement across
borders has become especially strict since the incidents of 9/11.  

I contacted my affiliate in Europe and had the funds available in 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, the firm  is a specialist 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. 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 25th February 2006.
In June last year, we got a call from the security firm 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, and I could not
understand why he 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 our bank. Four days later,
information started to trickle in, that he was apparently dead.

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. 

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 also 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; he died in testate.

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 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$ 8,370,000.00 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, the
transaction with our deceased customer 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 finance 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 forward. This
is the situation. This bank has spent great amounts of money trying to
track  this man'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 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 half and no
more. 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 as a foreigner and also with all the necessary legal and 
official documentations from me and the presiding attorney and also with
the authority vested upon me by the  original  depositor, you  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 simply inform our
bank of the final closing of the file relating to the customer. I  will
then officially communicate with the finance company and instruct them to
release the deposit to you.

With these two things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to have
the firm direct the funds to another bank with  you as account holder. This
way there will be no need for you to think of receiving the money from the
firm. 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 or 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 once in a lifetime.  I cannot let this chance pass me by 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 married woman with 2
kids 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. 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. Let's share the blessing. 

If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me through this email
account: If you give me positive signals,I will
initiate this process towards a conclusion.

Please observe this instruction religiously. Please note again, I am a
happily married with two kids. I send  you this mail 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 await your response.

Wan Yonghong.

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