Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: Private Investigation
My name is Mr. Paul Lockett, I am a senior partner in the firm of Infinity
Consultants "Private Investigators and Security Consultants". We are
conducting a standard process investigation on behalf of "HSBC", the
International Banking conglomerate.
This investigation involves a client who shares the same surname with you
and also the circumstances surrounding investments made by this client at
"HSBC", the Private Banking arm of HSBC. The HSBC Private Banking client
died in testate and nominated no successor in title over the investments
made with the bank. I would respectfully request that you keep the
contents of this mail private and respect the integrity of the information
you come by as a result of this mail.
I contact 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.
You share similar details to the late fellow; I am prepared to place you
in a position to instruct the 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, 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 the same very name as the
depositor's would easily pass as the beneficiary with right to claim. I
assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within few days.
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 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 in a lifetime. I cannot let this
chance pass me by, for once, I have found myself in total control of 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. 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 my email account
below. If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process
towards a conclusion.
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 learned from my private banking clients. Do not
betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should plan a
Mr. Paul Lockett.
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