Different Spin On A Scam Email


Staff member
Got the quoted text below in an email, I've never seen this approach before. :shocked: :naughty:

I am Mark Benson Principal Assurance manager for the Natwest Bank London uk . I am
getting in touch with you regarding the estate of Mr Alfred Brown and an investment placed under our banks management 7 years.
I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail.
In 2000, the subject matter; came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 8.35 million United States dollars, which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.

Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over 10 million United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed that the principal sum ($8.35M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Hong Kong and China . We got in touch with a specialist bank in London , the VTB CAPITAL LONDON who agreed to receive this money for a fee
and make cash available to Alfred. However VTB CAPITAL LONDON got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that Alfred was involved in an accident in Mainland China , which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and this is the reason I am writing you..

What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. My bank will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank, my bank will instruct VTB CAPITAL LONDON to make payments to you. You do not have to have known him. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking
circle this happens every time..

Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a British National we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above email address, I will give you my mobile telephone number when i get your reply.
Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to 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 act swiftly on this. Please get back to me immediately via the email ******************************

Yours Faithfully,
Mark Benson
Email scam that we received today.


Do contact Dr. John Miller of the ATM Card Center via his contact details above and furnish him with your details as listed below,calling him on his hot line will be faster than to email him:

Your full Name:
Your Address:
Home/Cell Phone:

On contacting him with your details your files would be updated and he will be sending you the payment information in which you will use in making payment of $275 via Western Union Money Transfer for the procurement of your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order. After which the delivery of your ATM card will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay, extra fee or any authority raising eyebrow.

Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive your ATM CARD Shippment Confirmation within the next 24hrs after you have made the payment for shipping.

Once again we are so sure of you receiving your payment at no any other cost as we have taking it upon our duty to monitor everything in other to cub cyber crime that is perpetrated by those impostors.

Thanks and hope to read from you soon.


TELEPHONE: 206-666-5283
FAX: 206-666-5283

Note: Disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM card, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Dr. John Miller of the ATM card center who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your payment and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office via the above fax number so we could act upon it immediately. Help stop cyber crime.
And a here is a second one. Damn if I would just provide the info they are requesting I would be a rich man :blah::blah:

TELEPHONE : +2347090965607



This is to inform you of your Long overdue Payment outstanding our Banking
records . Your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part-payment
of US$40.000,000 million (Fourty Million United
State dollars) and it has been approved already for payment months ago.
However we received an email from one Mr.Kennedy Franklin who told us
thathe is your next of kin and that you died in a car accident last four
months back .

He has also submitted his account informations to the office department
for transfer of the fund to him as your inheritor. We are now verifying by
contacting your email address as we have in our Bank recordsbefore we can
make the transfer into his account and for us to conclude confirmation
ifyou are dead or not. Please , confirmresponse immediately before our
action release of the outstanding payment against your name listed out .

Upon this, i request you send your full personal information as soon as
possible to enable this department finalize the transfer of the fund
release to your nominated foreign Bank Account. This department needs the
following informations from you urgently.

1.Full Names ..........

2.Telephone Or Fax Number..........

3.Contact Address..........




You'd think these fricken idiots would at least try and get the spelling/grammer right. What a bunch of jackholes. I can't believe that people fall for this cacka.:rant:


Staff member
Here's another:

Sorry to inform you in this way, i saw your email address listed in one directory here in japan, I find it agreeable to partner with you in business and I only pray at this time that your address is still valid,
this is to address that you receive funds in the interest of me.
The purpose of my contacting you is because my status would not permit
me to do this alone. When you reply this message, I will send you the full details and more
information about myself and the funds. If interested, please reply through
my alternate Email:******************
:lol: I'm not even sure what they're asking for.
I get a hundred of these a day and those are the ones that make it *past* the spam filters. Every once in a while there are some really good ones.
I get a hundred of these a day and those are the ones that make it *past* the spam filters. Every once in a while there are some really good ones.

we never get these at work, I have a pretty good spam filter though. Barracuda does a nice job of filtering out the junk. We get 1000's of emails a day. As you can see the statistics the red is the blocked.
:lol::cry::lol: :moon:

That reminds me, I haven't done one in awhile. :bonk:

:lol: I think we have talked about this before, I can't remember why it is blocking. I think it was because you have "unsubscribe" in the email body. I don't like that word, all you have to do to meet the CAN-SPAM laws is put that in your email and you can spam away. I like the "remove me" link because hardly any spammers use that. :thumb:

Let me know when you send one so I can see why it is blocking it.


Staff member
Here's another:

London, UK.

This Official Letter of Notification is displayed in the order of the 2012
Olympics Games that will next be held in London 2012 Opening date, 27 July
2012. Closing date, 12 August 2012. Your Email Address have won you the
sum of One Million Pounds Sterling, your e-mail address was gotten through
the United Kingdom Information Network Online (U.K.I.N.O)and your winning
is attached to a Reference Number: BOGC/9887-44UK & Batch Number: 44/0091
-BO1/GC2 been for the International Promotions Program.

Draws of Email Addresses was selected through a computer system from
Thirty Thousand email addresses across the world as part of the IPP and
the winning sum for this draw is Five Million Pounds to be shared amount 5
eligible winners by receiving this notification. Contact the below details
for payment processing, data programming and further steps of claiming
will be related with you.

CONTACT: Mr. John Mark
Tel: ***************
Email: **************

This program is promoted and sponsored by allot of partnerships such as:
Ac-er, Coca cola,DOW,Panasonic, P&G, Sam sung, Visa, Adidas, BMW, British
Airways, e.t.c. Please Quote your Reference and Batch numbers and avoid
unnecessary delay/complications, all funds that are unclaimed within 2
weeks of notification will be revoke. We also advise that you keep your
winning information very confidential as our security policy demands to
avoid double claims/impersonation and unwarranted abuse of this program by
unscrupulous element.

To avoid double claims, you are advised to keep your winning details
very confidential, as any discrepancies resulting from a breach of this
confidentiality on the part of the winners will be covered solely by such
winner as our staffs are bound by the oath of secrecy taken on employment.

2. Being one of the lucky winners, you constitute entrant\'s full and
unconditional agreement to avoid any discrepancy in the cause of payment
of your prize awards winning.

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