Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Management

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This email with the subject "Management" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 24 May 2006 08:39:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

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

Qin Wang
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 Lloyds 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 
certain 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 8.35 million United 
States Dollars, which he wished to have us turn over 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 Services Department, 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 favoured 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 it deposited with a firm in Europe. I 
informed him that our bank would have to make special 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 to cater for 
banking and statutory charges. He complained about the charges but 
later came around when I explained to him the complexities of the task 
he was asking of us. Cash 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 
the 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 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. He 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 February 
2002. In June last year, we got a call from 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 one 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 internal investigations 
department of our bank. Four days later, information started to trickle 
in, that he was 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 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 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 apart from 
not nominating next of kin also usually in most cases leave wills in 
our care, in this case; he died in testate.
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 the 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 awaiting 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 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 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 50/50.
I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released 
to me, but that would have drawn a straight line to me and my 
involvement in claiming the deposit. But on the other hand, you with a 
similar name as the original depositor 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 you 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 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's share the 
If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me 
through this 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 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 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 
or 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.
Qin Wang

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