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[Ftba-commits] From Greg

From: Mr Greg
Subject: [Ftba-commits] From Greg
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 19:17:35 +0200 (CEST)

Good day, 

I am Mr.Greg Stevenson, staff of Kleinwort Benson. I am contacting you 
concerning a deceased customer and an investment he placed under our 
banks management three years ago.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 am contacting you independently of our investigation and no one is 
informed of this communication. I would like to intimate you with 
certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you. In the year 
2002, the subject matter; came to our bank to engage in business discussions 
our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio 
Six Million United States dollars, which he wished to have us turn over 
(invest) on
his behalf. 

I was the officer assigned to his case, I made numerous suggestions in 
line with my duties as the de-facto chief operations officer of the 
private banking sector then, especially given the volume of funds he 
wished to put into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to any 
investments being placed.I encouraged him to consider various growth 
funds with prime ratings. The favored route in my advice to customers 
is to start by assessing data on 6000 traditional stocks and bond managers and 
managers of alternative investments. Based on my advice, We spun the money 
various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of 
the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over Two million United
States Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he 
low risk guaranteed returns on investments. 

In mid 2003, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to 
make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Helsinki- Finland. 
He directed that I liquidate the funds and deposit it with a security 
firm. I informed him that my Bank would have to make special 
arrangements to have this done and in order not to circumvent due 
process, the bank would have to make a 9.5 % deduction from the funds 
to cater for banking and statutory charges. He complained about the 
charges but later came around when I explained to him the complexities of the 
he was asking of us.

Cash movement across boarders has become especially strict since the 
incidents of 9/11. I contacted my affiliate and made the funds 
available to the security firm. I undertook all the processes and made 
sure I followed his precise instructions to the letter and had the funds 
deposited with the security firm. The Security Firm is a specialist 
private firm that accepts deposits from high net worth individuals and blue 
chip corporations that handle valuable products or undertake transactions 
that need immediate access to cash. This small and highly private 
organization is familiar especially to the highly placed and 
well-connected organizations. In line with instructions, the money was deposited
with the security firm. The deceased told me he wanted the money there in
anticipation of his arrival from Norway later that week. This was the last
communication we had, this transpired around 25th of November 2003.In June last
year, we got a call from the security firm informing us about the inactivity of 
particular portfolio. 

This was an astounding position as far as I was concerned, given the 
fact that I managed the private banking sector I was the only one who 
knew about the deposit at the security firm, and I could not understand 
why the deceased had not come forward to claim his deposit. I made 
futile efforts to locate the deceased. I immediately passed the task of 
locating him to the internal investigations department of Kleinwort 
Benson.Four days later, information started to trickle in, apparently 
our client was dead. A person who suited his description was declared 
dead of a heart attack in canne, in Southern part of France.We were 
soon enough to identify the body and cause of death was confirmed. The bank 
immediately launched an investigation into possible surviving next of 
kin to alert about the situation and also to come forward to claim his 
estate. If you are familiar with private banking affairs, those who 
patronize our services usually prefer anonymity, but also some levels 
of detachment from conventional processes. In his bio-data form, he listed 
no next of kin. In the field of private banking, opening an account 
with us means no one will know of its existence, accounts are rarely held 
under a name; depositors use numbers and codes to make the accounts 
anonymous. This bank also gives the choice to depositors of having 
their mail sent to them or held at the bank itself, ensuring that there are 
no traces of the account and as I said, rarely do they nominate next of 
kin. Private banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin also 
usually in most cases leave wills in our care, in this case; the 
deceased died without a testate. In line with our internal processes for account
holders who have passed away, we instituted our own investigations in good 
faith to
determine who should have right to claim the estate. This 
investigation has for the past months been unfruitful. We have scanned 
every continent and used our private investigation affiliate companies 
to get to the root of the problem. It is this investigation that 
resulted in my being furnished with your details as a possible relative 
of the deceased.

My present official capacity as the Head of Finance dictates that I am 
the only party to supervise the investigation and the only party to 
receive the results of the investigation. What this means,is that our 
dear late fellow died with no known or identifiable family member. This 
leaves me as the only person with the full picture of what the 
prevailing situation is in relation to the deposit and the late 
beneficiary of the deposit. 

What I wish to relate to you will smack of unethical 
practice but I want you to understand something. 
It is only an outsider to the banking world who finds the 
internal politics of the banking world aberrational. The world of private 
banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those that occupy certain
offices and oversee certain portfolios. You should have begun by now to put 
the general direction of what I propose. There is Six 
Million dollars deposited in a security firm, I alone have the deposit 
details and they will release the deposit to no one unless I instruct 
them to do so. I alone know of the existence of this deposit for as far as 
my Bank is concerned.

The transaction with our late customer concluded when I sent the funds 
to the security firm, all outstanding interactions in relation to the 
file are just customer services and due process. The security Firm has 
no sign or idea,history or nature of the deposit. They are 
simply awaiting instructions to release the deposit to any party that 
comes forward. This is the situation. This bank has spent great amounts 
of money trying to track this man's family, they have investigated for 
months and have found no family. The investigation has come to an end. 

This is what i want to do,I now seek your permission to present you as a next 
of kin 
to the deceased, as all documentations will be carefully worked to make 
you the beneficiary to the funds $6,000 000 00 (Six Million United 
states Dollar),I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct 
The security 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. That is:- I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and 
have them release the deposit to you. We share the proceeds 60/40.I 
would have gone ahead to ask that the funds be released to me, but that would 
drawn a straight line to me and my involvement in claiming the 

I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within a few 
days. I will simply inform Kleinwort Benson of the final closing of the 
file relating to the deceased. I will then officially communicate with 
The Security Firm and instruct them to release the deposit to you. With 
these two things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to have 
The Security Firm direct the funds to another bank with you as account 
holder. This way there will be no need for you to think of receiving 
the money from The Security Company. We can fine-tune this based on our 
interactions am aware of the consequences of this proposal. I ask that 
if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this 
mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer 
is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted 
you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my 
proposal. You may not know this but people like myself who have made 
tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole private banking sector. 

I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good 
conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of 
my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only 
come ones' way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, 
for once I find myself in total control of my destiny. These chances 
won't pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will 
not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do not 
destroy me. There is a reward for this project and it is a 
task well worth undertaking.

I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is from you 
refusing to work with me and alerting my bank. I am the only one who 
knows of this situation, good fortune has blessed you with a luck that 
has planted you into the center of relevance in my life. Let's share 
the blessing. If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me 
through this email account. If you give me positive signals, I will 
initiate this process towards a conclusion. I wish to inform you that should you
contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and about 
this project. I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my 
official phone lines nor do I want you contacting me through my 
official email account. Contact me only through the numbers I will provide for 
and also through this email address. I do not want any direct link between you 
myself. My official lines are not secured lines as they are 
periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line 
with our Total Quality Management Policy.Please observe this instruction 

Please, again, note that I am a family man, I have a wife and children. 
I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what 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. 

Kindly send your response to my private email:address@hidden
I await your response. 

Mr. Greg Stevenson

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