Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Legal Claim

From: "Dieter Muller"<>

This email with the subject "Legal Claim" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 06 Mar 2010 22:31:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Dieter Muller"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

--Hello ,
Thank you for giving me your time. Please be patient and read my email to
I work as an internal auditor for a Swiss Bank. Prior to this position, I
was attached to Private Banking services. I am contacting you concerning
an investment placed under our banks management; you are contacted
independently out of investigation in the bank. I would like to intimate
you with certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you. In the
year 1994, Mr Acosta  a certain single account holder (now deceased) 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 21 million United
States dollars, which he wished to have us invest on his behalf. I was the
officer assigned to his case; I then proceeded to provide numerous
suggestions and advise 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 very attractive
profits margins during our first months of operation; He desired low risk
and guaranteed returns on investments, and as such we could not utilize
the full potential of the funds.
At some point, he requested disinvestments and directed that the funds be
deposited in a Fixed (Numbered) Deposit account in my branch for 12
calendar months. His instructions were precisely followed to the latter
and all the funds recalled from the active market and deposited. Upon
maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got
no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from
his contract employers, that he died from an automobile accident. On
further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL and
all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless.Further investigation of the said account 
revealed that the death occurred
in 1999, the exact year the account was last operated, also he did not
declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his
Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This money is still sitting in my Bank
and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of
each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. Banking regulation
and legislation in Switzerland demand that I notify the fiscal authorities
after a statutory time period of twelve years when dormant accounts of
this type are called in by the monetary regulatory bodies. 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 the rewards for those who occupy certain
offices and oversee certain portfolios.Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a 
foreigner to stand
in as the next of kin. This is especially possible as you share same
details as the said investor. This exactly is why I crave your
participation and co-operation. I have seized all relevant documents
(legal and Banking) that will facilitate our putting you forward as the
claimant and beneficiary of the funds and ultimately transfer the money
to any account nominated by you. Of course you shall be handsomely
rewarded for your part in this transaction as I am prepared to share the
deposit with you in halves 50% of the total funds for your efforts, less
expense. I shall however leave out the finer details of this transaction
till I receive an affirmation of your desire to participate. To maintain
the level of security required to see this transaction come to a
successful conclusion, I have intentionally left out the details.
Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual
partnership and endeavor by furnishing me with your Full Names, Date of
Birth, Telephone Number, Fax Number, company / position held, Email
address, Contact address and Postal address. These requirements will
enable us file letter of claim to the appropriate departments for
necessary approvals in your favor for the deposit to be released to you
before the funds can be released for transfer.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be
done by an attorney and with me as an insider guarantees the successful
execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply
immediately to this email: ( The dynamics
of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only
come once in a lifetime. Do not betray my confidence and be rest assured
that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I
shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.
Awaiting your urgent reply via my email:

Thanks and regards.
Dieter Muller.
Director, Investment Banking.

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