This email with the subject "Business Proposal !!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 Sep 2007 18:17:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Thomas Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Good fortune has blessed you with a name that has planted you into the center of relevance in my life. I would respectfully request that you keep the content of this mail confidencial because of its nature and respect the integrity of this information. First of all I'll like to introduce myself and status, I am Thomas Williams, staff of International Private Banking at HSBC Bank London. I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer and a financial portfolio of $8.5m United state dollars, which he placed under HSBC Bank managements two years ago for turn over on his behalf. As the Chief Operations Officer of the private banking sector, I encouraged the deceased on his arrival to our bank on various growth of fund with prime ratings.The favoured route in my advice to him was accessing datas on 6000 traditional stocks and bond managements.Based on my advise, attractive margins accrued profit and interest stood at over $10m United state dollars,this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investment. Early 2004 my client asked that the money be liquidated because of an urgent investment requiring cash payments here in United Kingdom, and that the liquidated fund be deposited in CORPORATE SECURITIES CO, a security consulting firm based in London who are specialist private firm that accepts deposits from high net worth individuals and blue chip corporations that handle valuable products and undertake transactions that need immediate access to cash. This order was given to me in anticipation of his a rrival from Norway later that week, this was the last communication we had. Sometimes this year I got a call from CORPORATE SECURITIES CO. informing me of the inactivity of the portfolio, since I was the only one who knew about the deposit, I immediatly passed the task of locating my client to the Internal Investigation Department of HSBC, which now revealed that the person who suited his description was decleared dead of a Heart attack in Canne, South of France. And in line with banking internal processes for account holders who have passed away, an investigation was meant to be launched to contact a possible surviving NEXT OF KIN to come forward as beneficiary of the fund but unfortunatly when my client came petronizing our services, in his bio-data form, no next of kin was listed neither was there a TESTATE. My client only used numbers and codes to make the account he opened with us anonymous. At this juncture, i'll like to unravel the true position of this transaction, CORPORATE SECURITIES CO,has requested for statements of claim from me, and I alone knows of the existence of the deposit, for as far as HSBC Bank is concerned the transaction with our late client concluded when I sent the fund to the security firm, all outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just customer service and due process. The security firm has no single idea of what the history or nature of the deposit is, they await instructions to release the deposit to any party that I nominate as the beneficiary of the fund. You share similar details to the late fellow, I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct Corporate Securities Co. to release the deposit to you as the NEXT OF KIN Let me know your true interest in this pending proposal so as to ascertain the proceeds, and I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within few days. I implore you discard this mail if you find no interest in this proposal, and if my offer is of no appeal to you, please dont be vindictive and destructive just delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. Finally, I am sending you this mail 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 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. Thomas Williams