Miss Young

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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Mr > From: Standard Chartered Bank <yudc@eircom.net>
> Subject: I await your response.
> To: info@bank.com.hk
> Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 5:03 AM
> Standard Chartered Bank
> Hong Kong Branch
> ref:SSCB/SCB/bank/77
> wanyonghong88@yahoo.com.hk
> Thank you for giving me your time. Please be patient and
> read my
> email to you.I am a staff of Standard Chartered Bank
> attached in
> Private Banking services. I am contacting you concerning a
> customer and, an investment placed under our banks
> management
> 4 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:SSCB/SCB/bank/77 came to
> our bank
> to engage in business discussion with our Private Banking
> Service
> Department. He informed us that he had a financial
> portfolio of
> 8.370 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 Service
> 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 favored 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
> month 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 2002, 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
> 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. 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
> 2003.
> 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 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.
> 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$ 8,370,000.00 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;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 as a foreigner and also with all
> the
> necessary legal and official documentations from me and
> the
> presiding attorney and also with the authority vested upon
> me by
> the original depositor, you 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 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 married
> woman
> with 2 kids 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:
> wanyonghong88@yahoo.com.hk
> If you give me positive signals,I will initiate this
> process
> towards a conclusion.Please observe this instruction
> religiously.
> Please note again, I am a 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,
> Wan Yonghong
> wanyonghong88@yahoo.com.hk

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