Scam Emails Archive : Generic



This email with the subject "TALK TO YOU SOON" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 29 Oct 2006 10:08:32 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "UNITED KINDOM" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Good day,

I am  Andrew Bailey  of International Private Banking at BANK OF
ENGLAND(  I am contacting you concerning a
deceased customer and an investment he placed under our banks 
three years ago. I would respectfully request that you keep the 
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 is
informed of this communication. I would like to intimate you with
certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you. In 2000, 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. We met on numerous occasions 
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 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 
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 guarantied 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 here in the United
He directed that I liquidate the funds and deposit it with a security
firm in here London. I informed him that HSBC would have to make 
arrangements 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 
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. Cash movement across boarders has become
especially strict since the incidents of 9/11. I contacted my affiliate
in here in London and made the funds available to the security firm. I
undertook all the processes and made sure I followed his precise
instructions to the letter and had the funds deposited at the London
based security consultancy firm, Mayfair Securities Co. Mayfair
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 Mayfair 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 
we had, this transpired around 25th February 2003.
In June last year, we got a call from Mayfair Securities Co informing 
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
Mayfair 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 Bristol & West. 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 
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 the situation and also to come
forward to claim his estate. If you are familiar with private banking
affairs, 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
banking, opening an account with us means no one will know of its
existence, accounts are rarely held under a name; depositors use 
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; the deceased died without a testate.
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 
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 
only party to receive the results of the investigation. What this 
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.
According to practice, Mayfair Securities Co will by the end of this
financial year broadcast a request for statements of claim to Bristol &
West, failing to receive viable claims they will most probably revert
the deposit back to Bristol & West. This will result in the money
entering the Bristol & West accounting system and the portfolio will be
out of my hands and out of the private banking division. This will not
happen if I have my way. What I wish to relate to you will smack of
unethical practice but I want you to understand something. It is only 
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 
the general direction of what I propose. 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 Bristol &
West is concerned, the transaction with our late customer concluded 
I sent the funds to Mayfair securities, all outstanding interactions in
relation to the file are just customer services and due process. 
Securities Co has no single idea of what? the history or nature of the
deposit. They are simply awaiting instructions to release the deposit 
any party that comes forward. This is the situation. This bank has 
great amounts of money trying to track this man? family; they have
investigated for months and have found no family. The investigation has
come to an end. My proposal; you share similar details to the late
fellow; I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct Mayfair
Securities Co 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. That is: I will simply nominate you as the next of 
and have them release the deposit to you. We share the proceeds 50/50.I
would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me, but that 
have drawn a straight line to me and my involvement in claiming the
deposit. I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you
within a few days. I will simply inform the bank of the final closing 
the file relating to the deceased I will then officially communicate
with Mayfair Securities Co and instruct them to release the deposit to
you. With these two
things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to have Mayfair
Securities Co direct the funds to another bank with you as account
holder. This way there will be no need for you to think of receiving 
money from Mayfair Securities Co. 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 and 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 
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, for once I find myself in total
control of my destiny. These chances won? pass me by. I ask that you do
not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let
me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and
this is an opportunity to provide them with new opportunities. There is
a reward for this project and it is a task well worth 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? 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 conclusion. I wish to inform you that
should you contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you 
about this project. I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through 
official phone lines nor do I want you contacting me through my 
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 
a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me 
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.
I await your response. please  contact  me  via  this
Andrew Bailey.

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