Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Mr David A English <>

This email with the subject "A MATTER OF URGENCY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 08 May 2006 08:01:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr David A English <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Good day,
I am David .A .English, staff of International Private  Banking at HSBC Bank.I am contacting you 
concerning a  deceased customer and an investment he placed under
 our banks management three years ago.I would
 respectfully request that you keep the contents of
 this mail confidential and respect the integrity of
 the information you come by as a result of this mail.
 I contacted you independently of our investigation and
 no one by the way is informed of my communication to you. I would like
 to intimate you with certain facts that I believe
 would be of interest to you.In 2001, the subject
 matter;came to our bank to engage in business
 discussions with our private banking division.He
 informed us that he had a financial portfolio of
 eight million three hundred and fifty thousand  united states
 dollars,which he wished to have us turn over (invest)
 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 sector, especially given the volume of
 funds he wished to put into our bank.For this reason,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
 advise to customers is to start by assessing data on
 6000 traditional stocks and bond managers and 2000
 managers of 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 ten million United States Dollars,
 this margin was not the full potential of the fund but
 he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investments.
 I followed his precise instructions to the
 letter and had the funds deposited at the london based
 security consultancy firm,Corporate Securities Co.
 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 with Corporate
 Securities Co. The deceased 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 June 2003.
 In June last year, we got a call from Corporate
 Securities Co informing us that the activity 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 at Corporate Securities Co,
 and I could not understand  why the deceased had not
 come forward to claim his deposit. I made futile
 efforts to locate the deceased. I immediately passed
 the task of locating him to the internal investigations
 department of HSBC. Four days later,information started
 to trickle in, apparently our client was dead.
 A person who suited his description was declared dead
 of a heart attack in Cannes, South of France.
 In line with our internal processes for account
 holders who have passed away, we instituted our own
 investigations in good faith to determine who should
 have right to claim the estate. This investigation has
 for the past months been unfruitful. We have scanned
 every continent and used our private investigation
 affiliate companies to get to the root of the problem.
 It is this investigation that resulted in my being
 furnished with your details as a possible relative of
 the deceased. My official capacity dictates that I am
 the only party to supervise the investigation and the
 only party to receive the results of the investigation.
 What this means,you being the last batch of names we
 have considered, is that our dear late fellow died with
 no known or identifiable family member. This leaves
 me as the only person with the full picture of what the
 prevailing situation is in relation to the deposit and
 the late beneficiary of the deposit.
 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. Lets share the blessing.If you find yourself
 able to work with me, contact me through this same
 email account. If you give me positive signals, I will
 initiate this process towards a successfull 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 my official email account.
 Contact me only through the numbers I will provide for
 you and also through this email address. I do not want
 any direct link between 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 have a wife and
 children. I send you this mail not without a measure
 of fear as to what the consequences, 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 learnt from my
 private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence.
if we can  be of one accord, we should plan a meeting soon.Thank you for taking time to read 
through my proposal.
David A English