Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Reply soon.

From: Mr Chen Qingxuan <>

This email with the subject "Reply soon." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 15 Feb 2006 02:21:25 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr Chen Qingxuan <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Chen Qingxuan
Lloyds TSB Pacific Limited 
Hong Kong Branch
Thank you for giving me your time. Please be patient and read my email to you. I am a staff of 
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 
facts that I believe would be of interest to you. 

In 2000, 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 
million United States Dollars, which he wished to have us turn over on his behalf. I was the 
assigned to his case; I made numerous suggestions in line with my duties as the de-facto chief 
officer of the Private Banking Services Department, especially given the volume of funds he wished 
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 mid 2001, 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 
deposited with a firm in Europe. I informed him that our bank would have to make special 
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 
but later came around when I explained to him the complexities of the task he was asking of us. 
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 
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 
immediate access to cash. This small and highly private organization is familiar especially to the 
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 
communication we had, this transpired around 25th February 2002. In June last year, we got a call 
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 
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 
investigations department of our bank. Four days later, information started to trickle in, that he 
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 
situation and also to come forward to claim his estate. If you are familiar with private banking 
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 
opening an account with us means no one will know of its existence, accounts are rarely held under 
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 
from not nominating next of kin also usually in most cases leave wills in our care, in this case; 
he died in 

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 
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 
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 
have found no family. The investigation has come to an end. My proposal; I am prepared to place you 
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 

I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight 
to me and my involvement in claiming the deposit. But on the other hand, you as a foreigner and 
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 
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 
know and let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an 
to provide them with new opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well 
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:   or 

If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion. I wish to 
inform you that 
should you contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. I 
repeat, I do 
not want you contacting me through my official phone lines nor do I want you contacting me through 
official email account. Contact me only through this email address. I do not want any direct link 
you and me. My official lines are not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our 
level of 
customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy.

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 
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.
Chen Qingxuan

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