This email with the subject "Concerning a Customer:" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 12 Jul 2006 14:26:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was qing xuanchen <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Concerning a Customer: Chen Qingxuan 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 TSB Group attached in private Banking Services. I am contacting you concerning a customer and an investment placed under our banks management about 5 years ago. In 2001, the subject matter; ref: bb/tsb/bank/73 came to our bank to engage in Private Banking services, I was the officer assigned to his case. We met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed. I encouraged him to consider various growth funds with prime ratings. 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 17 million United States Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investments. In line with the instructions he had earlier given to liquidate the funds after 4 years in order for him to make some Investment requiring cash payments in Europe,I followed his instructions and I later made numerous attempt to contact him after 3 years in order to get further instructions from him.I made futile efforts to locate him and I immediately passed the task of locating him to the internal investigations department of our bank. 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. There is US$20,000,000.00 deposited, I alone have the deposit details and this will berelease to no one unless I instruct my Bank to do so. I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct my Bank to release the deposit to you asthe closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to give you 30% of the total sum for your help. That is, I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. The proceed shall be shared in the ratio 30/70. please contact me on my private email account; firstname.lastname@example.org If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion. I await your quick response. Sincerely, Chen Qingxuan email@example.com