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    Seems someone's trying to make the "free" money story more believable...

    Good day,

    I am Will Finchley, staff of International Private
    Banking at Bristol & West Bank.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 business
    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
    on his behalf.I was the officer assigned to his case, I was 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 placed. I encouraged him to consider
    various growth funds with prime ratings. The favored route in my
    advise 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 uaranteed 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 here in the united kingdom. He directed that I
    liquidate the funds and deposit it with a security firm in here 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 here in
    london and made the funds available to the security firm. I undertook
    all the processes and made sure I followed his precise
    instructions to the letter and had the funds deposited at the london based
    security consultancy firm,Mayfair Securities Co. Mayfair
    Securities Co is a specialist 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 ofFrance.

    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 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.
    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 division.
    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 whatís 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 manís
    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 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

    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 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. Lets 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 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 the numbers I will provide for you and also through
    this email
    address:[email protected] 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.

    Will Finchley
    [email protected]

  • #2
    Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

    i have actually gotten like 4 or 5 of these....its funny...i have been tempted to cal the guy thru the "office" line
    that sounds like a good idea trooper.


    • #3
      Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

      This reminds me of some people doing scams and putting Howard Sterns radio phone number as their call number. On day he acted like he was the scammer but eventually told the woman who called who he was, it was hilarious.

      He said they get a few calls a month like that. lol
      I'm not the Killer Man...
      I'm the Killer Man's son...
      But I'll do the killing...
      Until the Killer Man comes...


      • #4
        Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

        Man, that just makes me hate spam even more.

        Reminds me of that one RvB PSA though. "Hello friend, I am Nigerian royalty!"


        • #5
          Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

          If you extrcact that letter, put it in MS word, and speelcheck it, you will find about 30 typos. I am gonna send this to my friend, becasue he is convinced that he has an email that will give him 10 million, lets see if he will fall for this.


          • #6
            Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

            Ive gotten phone relay scams where I work. They always call from Nigeria and want me to send them 10,000 NGK spark plugs for a Honda accord. The funniest thing is when you tell the relay operator that this is a scam she starts to relay that back to them and then they don't respond. :icon_lol:


            • #7
              Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

              Originally posted by .143 Beth©
              If you extrcact that letter, put it in MS word, and speelcheck it, you will find about 30 typos. I am gonna send this to my friend, becasue he is convinced that he has an email that will give him 10 million, lets see if he will fall for this.
              The irony... it burns! Hehe.


              • #8
                Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

                Originally posted by TheFeniX
                The irony... it burns! Hehe.
                Are you sure that's irony?
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                • #9
                  Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

                  These are the few spam emails that I actualy enjoy. Nothing like a good laugh once and a while.
                  birdie_in_Texas:ok..i feel stupid here..what is "NS"..? Wyzcrak:Natural Selection. Don't feel at a loss for not knowing the acronym. Feel at a loss for not having experienced the game.


                  • #10
                    Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

                    what i handed over my details... you mean this gus isnt for real....

                    anyone dumb enough to hand over their details deserves to loose their money



                    • #11
                      Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

                      Originally posted by DudeMan
                      anyone dumb enough to hand over their details deserves to loose their money



                      • #12
                        Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

                        just recieved this in my email box:

                        FIFA/GERMANY 2006 INTERNational Lottery
                        103 CATHAM HILL, KENT,
                        ME7 5PJ
                        UNITED KINGDOM
                        (Customer Services)
                        Ref: UK/9420X/05?
                        Batch: 074/05/ZY369

                        WINNING NOTIFICATION:
                        NOTICE OF GRAND PRIZE AWARD: (3,500 POUNDS + UK VISA)

                        CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is to inform you of your status as a
                        successful contestant in the GERMANY 2006 internatioinal lottery.
                        We are pleased to inform you thatyou are a winner of the of the program that entered your email addresses amongst other addresses for the international lottery
                        programs conducted by FIFA LOTTERY ONLINE.
                        Your e-mail address attached to ticket number
                        27511465896-6410 with serial number 3772-510 drew lucky numbers
                        7-14-88-23-31-45, which consequently won the GERMANY 2006 lottery.

                        We will like to congratulate you on your good fortune as well as notify you of the procedures for claiming your prize awards.
                        In accordance with our disbursement policy, your award has been forwarded to a clearing/disbursement institution in England, United Kingdom with instructions to forward it to you. Please contact the institution on [email protected] to verify the validity and availability of your prize award with your lottery/account number and temporary PIN (Account #: 421567639; PIN - 314).
                        A cheque for 3,500 POUNDS has been paid into an escrow account, with the clearing institution, british courier and insurance services, England on your behalf. Also, all tickets for the games and all your hotel expenses will be paid by FIFA. Please contact the institution within 3 business days to make all necessary arrangements to facilitate the transfer of your prize awards (3,500 pounds) via electronice wire transfer (EWT) to your nominated bank account in your country.
                        A waiver certificate (TWC-4) will then be awarded to you by the british courier services issued to exempt you from double tax liability in Germany during the period of the games. We have gone to great expense to reach you and it is now up to you to make the arrangements to claim your award.
                        As a result of this, you will send the email to the clearing institution, [email protected] and you will be required to provide the following information:
                        POSTAL ADDRESS:...............................
                        PHONE NUMBER:.................................
                        E-MAIL ADDRESS:.............................
                        please send your reply not later than 3 days after getting this mail.
                        On behalf of the FIFA/GERMANY 2006 INTERNational Lottery, we congratulate you once more for being a winner.
                        God bless you.

                        CONGRATULATIONS from me and members of staff of the FIFA/GERMANY 2006 INTERNational Lottery.
                        Yours faithfully,
                        Muhamed Usman.
                        Online coordinator for FIFA/GERMANY 2006 INTERNational Lottery
                        Sweepstakes International Program

                        Muhammed Usman
                        that sounds like a good idea trooper.


                        • #13
                          Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

                          Originally posted by CingularDuality
                          Are you sure that's irony?
                          It could be the iron. Did you remember to turn it off?
                          Peace through fear... since 1947!


                          • #14
                            Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

                            Originally posted by CingularDuality
                            Are you sure that's irony?
                            leejo! We need 300 CCs of the definition of irony, STAT! :D


                            Principles of good Sandbox Etiquette:
                            Assume good faith - Be polite, please! - Work toward agreement. - Argue facts, not personalities. - Concede a point when you have no response to it, or admit when you disagree based on intuition or taste. - Be civil. - Be prepared to apologize. In animated discussions, we often say things we later wish we hadn't. Say so. - Forgive and forget. - Recognize your own biases and keep them in check. - Give praise when due.

                            Treat others as you would have them treat you


                            • #15
                              Re: "Nigerian" Email scam variation

                              FROM THE DESK OF DR.MOHAMED MUSTAFA

                              DIRECTOR, PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

                              FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND

                              SOCIAL SERVICES,COTONOU-BENIN REPUBLIC.

                              TEL: 0022993007973

                              PERSONAL EMAIL [email protected]

                              STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.

                              DEAR FRIEND,


                              Based on the information gathered from the Ministry of Trade and Industry,we intend to solicit your assistance on this transaction with you on the assumption that you will not disappoint us.

                              We have Twenty Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars

                              (US$25,500,000.00) which we made over time from over inflated contracts

                              in my Ministry (Federal Ministry of Health and Social Services).

                              We are seeking your assistance and permission to remit this amount into your account or any other nominated account you can provide for us. Your commission will be 20% of the total sum, 10% for expenses and the remaining 70% is for my colleagues and myself.

                              Could you please notify me of your acceptance to carry out this transaction urgently by e-mail only on the receipt of this message. Kindly, acknowledge the receipt of this letter by sending to me by email a copy of this letter with your private Tel. And Fax number. I shall in return inform you of the modalities for a formal application to secure the necessary approvals for the immediate release of this fund into your account.

                              Thanks for your co-operation.

                              Yours faithfully,

                              - mohamed mustafa
                              that sounds like a good idea trooper.




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