Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Lloyds TSB Pacific Bank" <>

This email with the subject "**LLOYDS TSB PACIFIC LIMITED/ URGENT ATTENTION NEEDED**" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 04 Oct 2008 07:32:08 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Lloyds TSB Pacific Bank" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Your Ref: 
Thank you for giving me your time. Please be patient and read 
my email to you.
I am a staff of Lloyds TSB Group attached in Private Banking 
services. I am contacting you concerning a customer and, an 
investment placed under our banks management 3 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 2006, 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 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 Services 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 months 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 January 2007, 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 2007. In June this 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 ones' way 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 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. 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 mylife. Let's share the blessing. 
If you find yourself able to work with me, 
contact me through this 

Direct Contact Phone Number:+447023072660 

If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process 
towards a conclusion.
 Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, 
note I am a family man; I 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.
Alfred Markinson