Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Profitable Request !

From: Jonathan Mann <>

This email with the subject "Profitable Request !" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 27 May 2006 07:50:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Jonathan Mann <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Good day Sir\Madam
I am Jonathan Mann 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 is informed of this 
communication. 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. 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 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 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 
I await your response.
Respectfully Yours
Jonathan Mann