## Hurm...

How not to buy a brick in a box off the back of a truck.
CHARLEY_BIGTIME

### Hurm...

I haven't seen one quite like this before.

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Qin Wang
Lloyds TSB Pacific Limited
Hong Kong Branch
Fax: +XXX-XXX-
XXXXX

I am a staff of Lloyds TSB Group attached in private Banking
Services. I am contacting you concerning a customer and, an
investment placed under our banks management 3 years ago, I
contacted you independently of our investigation and no one
is informed of this communication and I would like to
intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of
interest to you.

In 2000, the subject matter; ref: bb/tsb/bank/73 came to our
bank to engage in business discussions with our Private
Banking Services Department. He informed us that he had a
financial portfolio of 18.35 million United States Dollars,
which he wished to have us turn over 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 Services
Department, especially given the volume of funds he wished
to put into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to
any investments being placed. I encouraged him to consider
various growth funds with prime ratings. The favoured route
in my advice to customers is to start by assessing data on
600 traditional stocks and bond managers and 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 10 million United States
Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the fund
but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investments.

In mid 2001, he asked that the money be liquidated because
he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash
payments in Europe. He directed that I liquidate the funds
and had it deposited with a firm in Europe. I informed him
that our bank 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 borders has become especially strict since
the incidents of 9/11.

I contacted my affiliate in Europe and had the funds
available in main land Europe. I undertook all the processes
and made sure I followed his precise instructions to the
letter and had the funds deposited in a security consultancy
firm, the firm is a specialist private firm that accepts
deposits from high net worth individuals and blue chip
corporations that handle valuable products or undertake
and highly private organization is familiar especially to
the highly placed and well-connected organizations. In line
with instructions, the money was deposited. He 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 2002. In June last
year, we got a call from the security firm informing us of
the inactivity 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, and I could not
understand why he had not come forward to claim his deposit.
I made futile efforts to locate him I immediately passed the
task of locating him to the internal investigations
department of our bank. Four days later, information started
to trickle in, that he was apparently 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
to come forward to claim his estate. 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 the 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; he died
in testate.

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. There is US$18,370,000.00 deposited, 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 the finance firm, the transaction with our deceased customer concluded when I sent the funds to the firm, all outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just customer services and due process. The finance firm has no single idea of what's 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. 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 instruct the finance 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 and no more. 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. But on the other hand, you with a similar name as the original depositor would easily pass as the beneficiary with the rights to claim. I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you in a few days. I will simply inform our bank of the final closing of the file relating to the customer. I will then officially communicate with the finance company and instruct them to release the deposit to you. With these two things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to have the firm 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 the firm. 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 or 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 I hope you understand because for once I found myself in total control and face to face with my destiny. These chances won't 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 opportunities. 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's share the blessing. If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me through this email account mrtheivingbastard@yahoo.com.hk If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion. 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 contacting me through my official phone lines nor do I want you contacting me through my official email account. Contact me only 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 happily married with two kids. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences might be, 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 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. Sincerely, Qin Wang ======= Seems genuine. Mulebear Posts: 11041 Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:46 am Amusing. I got the same one about two weeks ago. And here I was thinking it was personal. I [img]http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h95/mulebear/smilies/heart_icon.jpg[/img] Sonoma Bear Recently someone accused me of being insensitive. And I thought, how did this fat bitch get her wheelchair up the stairs to my house? CHARLEY_BIGTIME Mulebear wrote:Amusing. I got the same one about two weeks ago. And here I was thinking it was personal. Hey - we're special. CC Posts: 2169 Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 4:22 am Location: Wind in my hair, shifting and drifting. This one has Nigerian money scam written all over it. One would figure these tits would come up with something a little more creative by now. CHARLEY_BIGTIME CC wrote:This one has Nigerian money scam written all over it. One would figure these tits would come up with something a little more creative by now. Well - that's what I meant. This one is totally different "pitchwise" to anything I've seen before. CC Posts: 2169 Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 4:22 am Location: Wind in my hair, shifting and drifting. CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote: CC wrote:This one has Nigerian money scam written all over it. One would figure these tits would come up with something a little more creative by now. Well - that's what I meant. This one is totally different "pitchwise" to anything I've seen before. I win. CHARLEY_BIGTIME CC wrote: I win. Nah. CC Posts: 2169 Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 4:22 am Location: Wind in my hair, shifting and drifting. CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote: CC wrote: I win. Nah. Yup, I win, hands down. Here's one I got not too long ago. This one is a little more indirect and a bit more creative I think. It tries to tug on the heart strings. I in no way hold SFN responsible for this, seems the emailer was trawling for suckers: Hello AKM You received the following message from: vivkay (care4viv@yahoo.com) At: http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/ Dearest Andrew, How are you? i hope fine. Please it is not my wish to bother you but i have to talk to you please pardon me. I will first of all tell you little or more about myself and my social life.I am Vivian Kayra.I am 27yrs old and i hail from sierre leone.I was trained and culture by my parent in good and civilized way of living.I lost my family during the war in my country.My Dad was a retired as a cornel in the national army before he got to join politics,he was a top politician of my region and after the death of my Dad and Mum with my only brother through assination by the opponent party i was left alone in this wicked world. I had to find a way to move ahead and find my distiny as God will have it i meet some of my country people who are also running for their dear life and i joined them. You could imagine what it was like one day you had a loving and caring family and the next you are left alone no one to look up to? it then done on me. With my fellow run aways we started our journey to a safe land, i don't want to bother you with all the problems i had but we finally got to Senegal.I got here in march 2002 and we have been with the Full Gospel caritas mission who are helping refugees and also preaching the word of God. Since then i have been trying to see if i could get a living here that will be a bit confortable but i have to tell you it has not been easy.I thank the church so much for without them i don't know what i would have been may be a harlot like most of the girls that i came with. I have also learnt about the computer thanks to the mission for the have a computer centre where people that are interested learn about computer and internet. I really want to finish my education and start a better life, not long ago my friend found a husband from the love site and now she is married person and God has answered her prayers.I know that God loves me and when one door closes another opens that is way i am hopeful that i could find someone who i will like and hope fully have a fruitful relationship with him. What do i have to offer nothing but my whole heart and sincerity and also i have only one thing that i will see i got from my father but i have not know what it is really, it is a deposit certificate that i found in our house before i left. I love reading novels in my spare time,going out on crosscountry, swimming, playing volley balls and gardening. Also one of my major activities are cooking, and spiritual meditation. I am simply,easy going,social,generous,concernsious and sympathetic.I love to share social life and learn the way of life of others and their cultures. I like your profile and i feel you could be a good man that i could realy on so that is why i am writing you, i hope you will not feel embarrased about it we don't know when God wants to use us to do somethings. I look forward to hearing from you soon.Please i do anything for you as long as you will assist me. Have a wonderful day and i hope to hear from you soon. Sweet Regards Vivian email: plzhelp_viv@yahoo.com Emphasis mine. Nice way to try and just "slip" in the certificate info, mixed in with all the heart breaking story. I also like the "I'm looking for a husband bit" nice hook too. What do you think? Should I gamble it all for luv? How could a nice church-goin', pious, and virtuous girl like that ever screw me over? CC Posts: 2169 Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 4:22 am Location: Wind in my hair, shifting and drifting. Here she is: My but she does look like a "nice" girl, doesn't she? Quester_X Posts: 12926 Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 9:26 pm CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote: Mulebear wrote:Amusing. I got the same one about two weeks ago. And here I was thinking it was personal. Hey - we're special. I'd agree with that. As in, "special bus" special. You'll all be mine, in the end. Mulebear Posts: 11041 Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:46 am Quester_X wrote: CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote: Mulebear wrote:Amusing. I got the same one about two weeks ago. And here I was thinking it was personal. Hey - we're special. I'd agree with that. As in, "special bus" special. It's so cute when they're this young. They actually think old jokes are fresh and new. I [img]http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h95/mulebear/smilies/heart_icon.jpg[/img] Sonoma Bear Recently someone accused me of being insensitive. And I thought, how did this fat bitch get her wheelchair up the stairs to my house? Quester_X Posts: 12926 Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 9:26 pm Mulebear wrote: Quester_X wrote: CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote: Mulebear wrote:Amusing. I got the same one about two weeks ago. And here I was thinking it was personal. Hey - we're special. I'd agree with that. As in, "special bus" special. It's so cute when they're this young. They actually think old jokes are fresh and new. I don't care if it's new or not. The point is, I wanted to insult you and I did. So now I'm happy. You'll all be mine, in the end. Mulebear Posts: 11041 Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:46 am Quester_X wrote: Mulebear wrote: Quester_X wrote: CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote: Mulebear wrote:Amusing. I got the same one about two weeks ago. And here I was thinking it was personal. Hey - we're special. I'd agree with that. As in, "special bus" special. It's so cute when they're this young. They actually think old jokes are fresh and new. I don't care if it's new or not. The point is, I wanted to insult you and I did. So now I'm happy. Yes, I feel so insulted. I [img]http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h95/mulebear/smilies/heart_icon.jpg[/img] Sonoma Bear Recently someone accused me of being insensitive. And I thought, how did this fat bitch get her wheelchair up the stairs to my house? Doctor X Posts: 72279 Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm Title: Collective Messiah Location: Your Mom I think someone posted a link to a guy who had one of the scammers send him$100 in good faith and strung him about for a few months--while alerting the authorities.

Might as well send it to Lloyds so they can go after the prick--if they care.

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