Scam Emails Archive : Generic



This email with the subject "CONFIDENTIAL & URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 12 Nov 2007 13:44:39 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was MR. VICTOR GRANDE <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear friend,

How are you doing today?

I am Mr. Victor Grande, staff of Barclays of Spain. 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 am making this contact with you based on 
my need for an individual/company who is willing to assist me to stand as the next of kin to my 
deceased client.

Being the deceased's financial consultant before his untimely and sudden death and since I am the 
only one who has the knowledge of where these funds ($30million) was moved to when the deceased 
demanded it be moved from our office Barclays Bank Ltd to a security company, I can move this deal 
forward to it's successful end once we agree to work together. What I expect from you is trust and 
commitment. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking.

According to practice, the Security firm will by the end of this financial year broadcast a request 
for statements of claim to Barclays Bank Ltd, failing to receive viable claims they will most 
probably revert the deposit to KLEINWORT BENSON Private Bank.

What I propose now is that if you are the relative to my client please let me know. 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 Barclays Bank is concerned, the 
transaction with our late customer concluded when I sent the funds to the security firm, all 
outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just customer services and due process. The 
Security firm has no single idea of 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's family; they have 
investigated for months and have found no family. Now the investigation has come to an end. My 
proposal; I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct the Security holding firm 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 60/40.I would have gone ahead to ask that 
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 have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is for you to betray my confidence.You can 
reach me on my private email

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best Wishes,
Victor Grande