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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Aug 7, 2009 12:53 AM
GREETINGS FROM UNITED KINGDOM
FROM: Patrick Benoit.
Greetings to You,
Thank you for giving me your time. Please be patient and read my email. I am a staff of Alpha Bannk London Ltd, UK, attached to the private Banking Services.
I am contacting you concerning a customer and an investment placed under our bank's management about 5 years ago. In 2004, the subject matter; Ref: Jp/mch/bank/107 came to our firm to engage in Private Banking services, I was the officer assigned to his Account. We met on several occasions prior to any investments being placed. I encouraged him to consider various growth funds with prime ratings.
Based on my Instruction, we spread the funds around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over One pint two million United States Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investments. In compliance to the instructions to liquidate the funds after 4 years in order for him to make some Investment requiring cash payments in Europe and America, I made numerous attempt to contact him after 3 years in order to get further instructions from him. My effort to locate him was futile, so I immediately passed the task of locating him to the internal investigations department of our firm.
A person who matched his description was declared dead of heart attack in Cannes, South France. We were able to identify the body and cause of death was confirmed.
The firm immediately launched a search to locate possible surviving next of kin to alert them about the situation and also to come forward to claim his estate.
There is $5M USD deposited, I am privy to the deposit details and this will be released to no one unless I instruct my firm to do so. I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet to locate any member of his family but to no avail hence I contacted you. I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased.
This is to enable us salvage the proceeds of his account and get it paid to you instead. I have this obsession that if the directors of my firm confiscate the money and enrich their pockets, it might not be put into proper and useful ventures to benefit the poor masses of this world. I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct my firm to release the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process and guide you towards a successful conclusion.
I await your quick response. (patbenoit97(AT)ymail.com)
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