Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: GOOD DAY

From: "Private" <>

This email with the subject "GOOD DAY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 Apr 2007 09:44:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Private" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Good day,

I am  Andrew Bailey  of International Private Banking working in the 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
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

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

In mid 2001, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to
make an urgent investment requiring cash payments here in the United

He directed that I liquidate the funds and deposit it with a security firm
in 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 London and made the funds available to the
security firm. I undertook all the processes and made sure I followed his
instructions to the letter and had the funds deposited at the London based
security consultancy firm, Mayfair Securities Co. Mayfair Securities Co 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 organization is familiar especially to the
highly placed and well-connected organizations. 

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

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
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

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 private 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

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
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 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 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 wont? 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

There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking.

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

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
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 periodically 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 soon.

I await your response. please  contact  me  via  this 
Andrew Bailey.