Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "PLEASE REPLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 06 Jul 2011 02:40:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "BERNARD STEYN" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attached Message
Permit me to intrude unsolicited, into your privacy.

My name is Mr. Bernard steyn, former Chief Operating officer for Lloyds
Tsb Bank Plc UK. I came across your contact info. During my internet
search research for a credible personality that I could discuss some very
important business details with, regarding area of expected =93co-operati=
in a project that should be of mutual benefit. The project I write about
is financial in manner and request direct correspondence between us.

I am basically getting in touch with you regarding the estate of Mr Alfre=
and other investments placed under our bank's management 11 years ago as
well as documents in our custody for safe keep of money (NOW DORMANT) in
Absa Bank of South Africa. The net worth of the said project is about
Thirteen Milloin five hundred thousand British Pounds
(=A313,500,000.00gbps), however, foreign assistance and co-operation is
required for us to facilitate the logistics required to bring the proposa=
to a successful conclusion. I would respectfully request that you keep th=
contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the
information you come by as a result of this Email. I contact you
independently and no one is informed of this communication.

In 1999, the subject matter; Alfred came to our bank to engage in busines=
discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had
a financial portfolio of Thirteen Milloin five hundred thousand British
Pounds (=A313,500,000.00gbps), which he wished to have us invest on his
behalf. Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunitie=
and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrue=
profit and interest stood at this point at over 10 million British pounds=

In mid 2000, he resolved that the principal sum (=A313,500,000gbps) with
Absa Bank be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment
requiring cash payments in Hong Kong and China. We got in touch with the
specialist bank in South Africa on his behalf, Absa Bank of South Africa
that agreed to release this money for a fee and make cash available to
Alfred. However Absa Bank of South Africa got in touch with us three year=
ago that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found
out that Alfred was involved in an accident in Mainland South Africa,
which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and the reason I am
writing you is because you are namesakes.

Absa Bank has since been in custody of stated funds and since close of
last fiscal quarter was deadline for funds to be claimed by any relative
or it will revert to government ownership anytime soon. What I propose is
that since I have exclusive access to his file in our custody here at
Lloyds Bank UK, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. Absa ban=
will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you upon
verification, which will be due to the details I make available to them.
The claims department of Absa bank will be instructed to make payments to
you afterward. You do not have to have known him. I know this might be a
bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I
propose that we split the money in half. In the banking circle this
happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back t=
the state as i mentioned earlier.

Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the
KEY to these funds, and as a UK National, we see so much cash and funds
being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now
strictly by email and confidential. Please, again, note I am a family man=
I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of
fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured i=
nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platte=
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 act swiftly on this.

If you wish to discuss further with me, please drop your telephone number
or send an email with your anticipated response to my personal letter via
email address below.

I await your response.