"Deceased Family Member with an investment" 419 SCAM

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"Hello! We sent an email inquiry about a deceased family member with an investment, please are you aware?


Scammer got back to me with the following email:


I am Mr. Remy Salters, staff for SWEDBANK. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with the same last name as yours and an investment placed under our banks management as your contact was gotten from the inquiry by our agency {Researching Firm} 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. I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication.

In 2008, the subject matter, Mr. Felix Goodenough came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of £18,450,000.00, which he wished to have us turn over (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. In mid 2010, he instructed that the principal sum be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments. We got in touch with a specialist firm in Spain who agreed to receive this money for a fee and make cash available to Felix. However, since last year this money has not been claimed. On further inquiries we found out that Felix was found dead in Antwerp, Belgium, which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and the reason I am writing you is because you have the same surname.

What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. I would prepare the legal documents for 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 equally. You do not have to have known Felix for us to get the funds out, if you follow my instructions, I can guarantee success. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. I propose that we split the money equally, in the banking circle this happens every time. The other option is that the money will revert back to the state. Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a banker we see so much cash and funds being reassigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by my email.

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 email.

I await your response.

Remy Salters"