This is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the scam published here or if you have
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that you received, YOU
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CATER ALLEN PRIVATE BANK - GERALD TAYLOR
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From: Mr. Gerald Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Private and Confidential
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 23:42:37 +0800 (Sun, Jun 12 2011 11:42:37)
Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
Cater Allen Private Bank Abbey House, 9 Nelson Street, Bradford, BD1 5AN, UNITED KINGDOM.
Private and Confidential
Pardon the abruptness of this letter; it is due to its exigency. I work
as an external auditor for CATER ALLEN PRIVATE BANK, United Kingdom.
Working as part of a bigger team that covers the entire Europe/Asia
region. I have taken pains to find your contact through personal
On routine audit check last month, I discovered some investment
accounts that have been dormant for the last thirteen (13) years, all
the accounts belonging to a single holder with monies totaling a little
above ($152.1 Million United States Dollars). Banking
regulation/legislation in United Kingdom demand that I notify the
fiscal authorities after a statutory time period of twelve years when
dormant accounts of this type are called in by the monetary regulatory
bodies. The above set of facts underscores my reason of writing and
making the following proposal.
My investigations of the said account reveals that the investor died in
1997 the exact time the account was last operated, I can confirm with
certainty that the said investor died interstate and no next–of–kin to
his estate has been found or has come forward all these years. I am of
the settled conviction that using my insider leverage, working with
you, we can secure the funds in the account for us instead of allowing
it pass as an unclaimed fund into the coffer of the United Kingdom
Government. This is especially possible as you bear the same LAST NAME
to the said investor, and can stand as his extended relative. This
exactly is why I crave your participation and co-operation.
All relevant documents (Legal and Banking) that will facilitate my
putting you forward as the claimant/beneficiary of the funds are
obtainable. You shall be handsomely rewarded for your part in this
transaction with 30% compensation from the total funds for your
efforts, less any expenses. I shall however leave out some vital
details of this transaction till I receive an affirmation of your
desire to participate. Be assured that I am on top of the situation.
There will be no risk involved whatsoever if you agree to come on
board. Needless to say, UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY is of vital importance
if we are to successfully reap the immense benefits of this transaction.
I guarantee that the transaction will be executed under a legitimate
arrangement that will protect all from any bridge of law. To affirm
your willingness and co-operation to my proposal please contact me
through email: email@example.com, stating the followings:
(1) Full Name
(4) Telephone, Fax and Mobile Numbers
(5) Postal Address
Your quick response will facilitate the whole process/arrangement.
Mr. Gerald Taylor
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CATER ALLEN PRIVATE BANK - GERALD TAYLOR
It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
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