||From: Mr. McSweeney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Private & Confidential
To: Recipients <email@example.com>
Greetings From A Dear Friend,
My name is Patrick McSweeney,a chartered Management Accountant and an
External Auditor.I am currently working with a team of external
auditors that is under retainership engagement by the HSBC Bank(UK) to
audit its activities in the entire British Isles since last year.
In the course of a routine audit of the HSBC Bank,I discovered some
investment accounts that have been dormant for some years.Most of the
investment accounts belongs to single beneficiaries,unlike the
corporate ones belonging to very few establishments. The balance in
all these accounts currently stands at about 150 million British
Pounds.However there is a particular one among the accounts that
stands out for me.The current balance is 15.5 million GBP.No activity
has been carried out on this particular account since year 2000.
Statutorily,an investment account is regarded as dormant if such an
account is not operated for a 5-year period.In other word this
particular account has been dormant for 12 years.
It goes without saying that this unusual extended period of dormancy
on an account with a such a huge sum aroused my curiosity as a
professional auditor.And in line with the regulations of the Financial
Service Authority(FSA) in the United Kingdom, it is my duty to report
such a discovery to the management.
But after a discreet investigation on the name of of the account
owner,I have just found out that he died in year 2000,which is the
year the account was last operated.He may have died obviously died
intestate which is responsible for why nobody has come forward for
claims all these years. What may also interest you,coincidentally,is
that the late investor is from your country.I have been weighing a lot
of options on how best to make these funds my own without the
knowledge of the authorities.You will appreciate this more when you
realise that I have been keeping every bit of my discovery secret for
such a long time while pondering on how to contact a prospective
partner like you.Rather than informing the HSBC management,I decided
to go for an option that will be of immense benefit to both of us,with
an explicit understanding for both of us to share the amount on a
mutually agreed-upon percentage.
This is obviously a great opportunity and I have chosen to get you
involved because of the following reason:
On the ground that you bear the same last name with the deceased and
therefore urging you to come forward for the claim if you are
related.But if you are not in any way related to the deceased,with the
same last names for both of you,all the needed approvals can be
facilitated in your name because I am of the conviction of the fact
that we can capitalise on my insider leverage to secure the funds and
release them in your name as the next-of-kin to the deceased investor.
I will provide you with all relevant approval documents(both legal and
institutional) that will facilitate our achieving this goal.And it
will be part of my responsibility to guide you on how to make the
needed application for claim to the bank.And I can assure you that we
are completely in charge of the transaction,and going by the way we
are going to handle this,you are not going to be exposed to any
risk.The transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement
that will protect you from any breach of the law.You will be protected
all the way,during and after the conclusion of transaction. However it
is important to let you known all I require is your honest cooperation
to enable us see this transaction through.I believe I will be able to
work with you only if you are willing to guarantee me your sincerity
and honesty which is regarded as a basic foundation for mutual
trust.You have to be very reliable,trustworthy and absolutely
However I know you will be surprise to read an email of proposal like
this from an unknown fellow to you.Apart from being surprise you may
be skeptical to reply back to me as one needs to be very careful due
to the invasion of the internet world in recent times by dishonest
people. But I can assure that this is a different case.I got your
contact from a professional colleague who had worked with your
country's chamber of commerce.He intimated of your pedigree. In
conclusion,I must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the
utmost indulgence to keep this proposal extraordinarily confidential
no matter whatever may be your decision. If you are interested please
contact me at once to indicate your interest to enable me give you
more details regarding the procedures and strategies to be adopted and
also the full account names of the deceased which is being kept to my
chest until I am sure you will be interested.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to receiving your response
mail soon.Contact me via my private email below, but If this business
proposition offends your moral values, please do accept my apology.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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