The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

From:  Theodore Romeer <>
Date:  Thu, 21 Sep 2006 16:59:54 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "CURRENT REVIEW" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 21 Sep 2006 16:59:54 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Theodore Romeer <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Good day,

I am Theodore Romeer of Investec Asset Management.

Our firm is currently reviewing an account involving an American
businessman and contacting you became necessary. In order to fully
understand, I will highlight the events that brought this to you.

Some years ago, an American investor chose to have his account put
under our management. I was in charge of that department at the time so
it fell to me to advise him. This I did for some time and he seemed

After a year or so the investor asked that his account items be
converted to cash and transferred to another firm in Europe. This he
explained was for a scheduled transaction in Europe which required
substantial sums. I advised him to keep in mind there would be
penalties but he was resolved. I made all the arrangements and handed
the account value, now totalling $ 37,500,000.00 U.S., to the
receivering firm. This was, I believed, the end of the matter. They
were to handle the other arrangements.

Late last year, we got a call from the holding firm asking for any
personal information on  the account holder. Subsequently we found out
that the account holder did not finalise the arrangements for the new
account and never turned up for their appointment.  We were also
informed that they could not contact him for some time and eventually
found he had passed away. It therefore became necessary they find his
possible family relations who will be eligible to claim the account.
This led to a generic search conducted by a private firm through our
legal department. The results led us to several people including you.
We have since eliminated the other possible relatives and are left with

As it stands, if this account is not retired and the money is not
claimed they, the holding firm, will simply absorb it into their system
being that he died without leaving instructions.  I do not want that to
happen so I would like to make you this offer.

I am privy to information on this account and can recommend you
favourably. I want to offer you a chance to step forward and make
claim. This will be done through the proper channel and follow due
process hence giving full legitimacy. It will allow you safely and
quickly make claim.  I have all necessary documentation to support your
claim but will need your assistance in order to do this. I already know
from the client, during the opening of his file, that he has no family.
However, I have had to follow procedure. Prior to the holding company
absorbing the funds they must first exhaust all other possibilities and
so depend on us to give them the negative result they need.

It is best you know all that is involved so you are better prepared. I
have consulted with a lawyer who is to handle the legal end. He will
use your details to register a WILL in an appropriate court. I will
handle that aspect. I will also forward the recommendations to the
holding company. You will handle the rest, which include making the
claim. The services we need will not come cheap. Unfortunately, I will
not be able to do this on my own. There will be costs to both of us
which I expect to reach U.S $ 52,000.00. As I do not have this money we
will have to put in our personal funds to clear these costs. The
holding company will only deal with you so you will handle that aspect,
as well as the claims. Also, you should be ready to travel should they
need to see you. For this I am willing to share the proceeds equally
with you.

I expect we can effect the transfer of account to your name within two
weeks of starting.   With my knowledge of the account, the backing of
our records and your full cooperation I guarranttee success.

Contact me at the address for greater confidentiality.

Best wishes,

Theodore Romeer.

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