Scam Emails Archive : Generic


From: Cedric Lizin <>

This email with the subject "BUSINESS PROPOSAL MESSAGE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:55:28 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Cedric Lizin <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear  Friend,

I am Cedric Lizin,Managing Director of Barclays Bank in United Arab Emirates .I write you this proposal in good faith hoping that I will rely on you in a business transaction that require absolute confidentiality and of great interest and benefit to our both families.
In 2007,one Mr. Weimin , an Emirati Citizen whose surname is same as yours and has your country in his file as his place of origin, made a fixed deposit for 36 months, valued at $26,700,000.00 with my bank. I was his account officer before I rose to the position of Managing Director. The maturity date for this deposit contract was 27th of September 2010.Sadly Mr. Weimin was among the death victims in the September 2009 earthquake in Indonesia that left over 1,200 people dead while he was there on business trip.
Since the last quarter of 2010 until today, the management of my bank has been finding means to reach him so as ascertain if he will roll over the Deposit or have the contract sum withdrawn. When I discovered that this will happen, I have tried to think up a procedure to preserve this fund and use the proceeds for business.
Some directors here have been trying to find out from me the information about this account and the owner, but I have kept it closed because, I know that if they become aware that Mr. Weimin is late, they will corner the funds for themselves. Therefore, am seeking your co-operation to present you as the one to benefit from his fund at his death since you have the same name, so that my bank headquarters will pay the funds to you. I have done enough inside bank arrangement and you only have to put in your details into the information network in the bank computers and reflect you as his next of kin.
Okay friend if you are interested with my proposal kindly forward your email address or you will send me a short message to me inbox  so that i will send you more details about the transaction with the deposit certificate of late Mr. Weimin together with my working identity card or you can contact me on my private email address so that i will reply you immediately without delay okay......i wait for your urgent reply so that we can proceed with the transaction.

If you concur with this proposal, I intend for you to retain 50% of the funds while 50% shall be for me. Kindly forward your response to me.

Mr. Cedric Lizin 
Managing Director (Head of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management)