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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

419 e-mail – from someone at NatWest Bank. Fail

Someone needs to tell this joker that we don’t trust our banks any more – muppet!
‘sppose it’s our stupid fault for falling for these scams & I’m in no way immune to this sort of stuff… :-s
Your Attn,
Compliments of the season and good day.I am Ray Wells, the system and control director at the NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK,i am writing this letter to solicit for support and assistance from you to carry out this business opportunity in my bank.
Lying in an inactive account is the sum of Three Million Pounds sterling(3,000,000:00 GBPS) belonging to a foreign customer(Sperber Thomas) who was a gas consultant here in UK.He happened to be deceased during a business trip with his wife(Sperber Julie) on board the Swissair Flight 111 , which crashed into the Atlantic off Nova Scotia in september 2nd 1998.
Info of this crash was on the news which we have tried to notify his relatives but to no avail,see links below for more detailed information:
Ever since he died the bank has been expecting his next of kin to come and claim these fund which cannot be released unless someone applies for it as next of kin, as indicated in our banking guidelines.Unfortunately he has no family member in UK or Over-sea who are aware of the existence of the money.
At this juncture i have decided to do business with you by soliciting your assistance in applying as the next of kin to the bank then the money will be released to you,as i do not want the money to go into the bank treasury as an unclaimed bill,because the banking laws and guidelines stipulates that if such money(s) remains unclaimed for a period of eleven years(11yrs),the money will be moved into the bank treasury as an unclaimed bill.
My request for a foreigner as next of kin is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a British cannot stand as next of kin.
50% of the money will be your share as a foreign partner and your assistance to actualise this business,thereafter i will visit your country with your help once the money hits your account for disbursement according to the percentage indicated.
To effect the immediate transfer of the fund to you as agreed,you must apply first to the bank as the next of kin to the deceased,then we will follow up all formalities for the transaction.
Upon receipt of your reply, i will send to you, the text of application you are to send to the bank,and further clearify you in other issues as to effect this business.
Awaiting to hear from you urgently.
Best Regards
Ray Well.”
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