Scam Emails Archive : Generic


From: Andrew Bailey <>

This email with the subject "CONTACT ANDREW BAILEY!!!!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 03 Jul 2006 22:26:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Andrew Bailey <>, 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 
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 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 prior 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 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 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 Kingdom.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 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 
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 

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  communication we had, this transpired around 25th February 2003.
In June last year, we got a call from Mayfair 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 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 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; 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 
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. 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 an outsider to 
the banking world who finds the internal politics of the banking world aberrational. The world of 
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. 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 when I sent the funds to Mayfair securities, all outstanding 
interactions in relation to the file are just customer services and due process. Mayfair Securities 
Co has no single idea of what 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 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 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. 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 of 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 the money from Mayfair Securities Co. We can 
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 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, 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 
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 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 
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. 
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