Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Mr David A English <>

This email with the subject "A LUCTRATIVE BUSINESS VENTURE/INVESTMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 18 May 2006 08:24:40 -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
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

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

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
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
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

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
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