Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Verification and Validation

From: Williams Mark <>

This email with the subject "Verification and Validation" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 07 Mar 2007 10:37:46 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

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

Dear Friend,
I introduce myself as Mark Williams, Global Head of Offshore Banking at Deutsche Bank. A contracted 
staff of Perez and Hamilton contacted you earlier concerning Mr. Moser Arington and an investment 
placed under our banks management 9 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 contact you independently of our investigation and emphasise the reason of 
this communication. I would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of 
interest to you.
In 1996, the subject matter; Moser 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 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 global 
head of the Offshore 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 favoured 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 popularly known as hedge 
Funds 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 8.37 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 1997, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment 
requiring cash payments in Antwerp. He directed that I liquidate the funds and had it deposited 
with a firm in Belgium. I informed him that Deutsche 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 2.5 % 
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,he was more worried about the heavy taxation the European union might impose and also to avoid 
dual taxation from European member countries. Cash movement across borders has become especially 
strict since the incidents of 9/11. 
I contacted my affiliate in Belgium and had the funds available in mainland Europe. I undertook all 
the processes and made sure I followed his precise instructions to the letter and had the funds 
deposited at the Brussels based security consultancy firm, Imperial Asset Management Company . 
Imperial Asset Management Company is a 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 organisation is familiar especially to 
the highly placed and well-connected organisations. 
In Line with instructions, the money was deposited with Imperial Asset Management Company. Moser 
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 27th September 1997. In June last year, 
we got a call from Imperial Asset Management Company 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 was still in the Offshore banking sector I'm the only one other than Tony Dupan who himself 
is on a year's leave of absence and is now a visiting lecturer at the London School Of Economics 
still works for the bank as we both served on the sub-committee on Mr.Moser's portfolio initially 
knew about the deposit at Imperial Asset Management Company, and I could not understand why Moser 
had not come forward to claim his deposit. 
We made futile efforts to locate Moser. I immediately passed the task of locating him to the 
internal investigations department of Deutsche Bank. Four days later, information started to 
trickle in, apparently Moser was dead. A person who suited his description was declared dead of a 
heart attack in Canne, 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 Offshore banking affairs, those who patronise our services usually prefer anonymity, but also 
some levels of detachment from conventional processes. In his bio-data form, he listed no next of 
In the field of Offshore 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. Offshore Banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin also 
usually in most cases leave wills in our care, in this case; Moser died intestate. In line with our 
internal processes for account holders who have passed away, we instituted ourown 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 my department supervises the eventual outcome of the 
investigation.You had unfortunately declared that you are in no way affiliated with this 
individual. What this means, you being the last batch of names we had considered, is that our dear 
late fellow died with no known or identifiable family member. This leaves you 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 practise, Imperial Asset Management Company will by the end of this year broadcast a 
request for statements of claim to Deutsche Bank, failing to receive viable claims they will most 
probably revert the deposit back to Deutsche Bank. This will result in the money entering the 
Deutsche Bank accounting system and the portfolio will be out of my hands and out of the Offshore 
banking division. This will not happen if I have my way. What I wish to relate to you will smack of 
unethical practise 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 Offshore 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 in Brussels, I have the deposit 
details and they will release the deposit to no one unless under directives from my office,as far 
as Deutsche Bank is concerned, the transaction with Moser concluded when the funds were sent to 
Brussels, all outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just routine and due process. 
Imperial Asset Management Company 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 as the beneficiary This is the situation. This bank has spent great amounts of money trying 
to track this manís family; they have investigated for years and have found no family. 
The investigation had been concluded and closed a while back not until our recent search. My 
proposal; you share similar details to the late fellow; I am prepared to place you in a position to 
instruct Imperial Asset Management Company 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 as the beneficiary 
That is: I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. 
You will get 30% of $8.37 million while I take 70%. 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 the same name as the original depositor would easily pass 
as the beneficiary with right to claim. I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you 
within a few days no later than 10 business days. I will simply inform the bank of the final 
closing of the file relating to Moser. I will then officially communicate with Imperial Asset 
Management Company and instruct them to release the deposit to you. With these two things: all is 
The alternative would be for us to have Imperial Asset Management Company send 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 Imperial Asset Management Company. 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 reconsider your position. I ask that you do not be too hasty to draw up conclusions as I 
have put in a lot of effort into this and your role will be only that of a benefactor. You may not 
know this but people like myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole 
Offshore sector and in my profession this is not an uncommon practise as one might think 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. We should not let this chance pass us by, 
for once I find myself in total control of my destiny. 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 risks on your side is barely minimal because hundreds of claims 
are filed everyday at the claims and deposits departments so it's not an unusual practise that may 
raise eye-brows 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. I do not 
particularly know you so I would wait on your response to judge your level of transparency and 
honesty need not you disappear after the money gets into your coffers with a level of understanding 
between us I will start the initiation of this process towards a conclusion.I do not want you 
contacting me through my official phone lines nor do I want you contacting me through my official 
email account as this transaction will not be done under the clock of my employer. Contact will be 
through my personal numbers and also through this email address, same could apply to you if you 
wish. 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. A very dear friend of mine and 
university classmate Mr.Michael Soden of Bank Of Ireland had to quit his job in May when unethical 
material was found on his office computer during a routine maintenance of his machine and the 
results of the internal investigation were leaked to the local press seriously denting his career 
after all the service, good work and  sacrifice he had given the industry. 
Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, note I am a family man, I have wife and 
children. I send you this mail not without a measure of doubt 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 soon. 
I await your response.
Willliam Mark.