Here is a scam that came in as Highly Confidential – Fund Transfer £4, 000. 000.00 [LUQMAN GIDEON LARSEN] and included a PDF attachment to help to pass the spam filters. It claims to be from a Luqman Gideon Larsen at Abbey Bank International involving 4 million Sterling or in US Dollars, that’s $6,257,600.00.
The story is that a wealthy investor depositied his money in the Abbey Bank and then died. Because this person has no realitives and the money is unclaimed, it’s going to the bank, but Larsen who works there would like to to lie about who you are and claim the money, then split it with him.
It’s all a scam designed to take advantage of dishonest people and should you respond, you’ll lose everything! I’ve included the email and the contents of the attachment below to help make you aware.
FROM: LUQMAN GIDEON LARSEN
ADMINISTRATOR-AUDIT / ACCOUNT
ABBEY BANK INTERNATIONAL
LONDON NW1 3AN
This e-mail serves as a private and confidential transaction proposal involving transfer of an amount of fund value £4,000.000.00GBP (Four Million Pound Sterling).
I got your contact details from the South Africa Telecommunication Directory [TELKOM SA] with regard to your business profile I decided to contact you with this proposal. Due to the confidentiality required, I have attached the content of this e-mail in PDF Format.
Kindly download attachment to view proposal content.
LUQMAN GIDEON LARSEN
—— Proposal Content —————-
FROM: DR. GIDEON LARSEN
ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR-AUDIT / ACCOUNT
ABBEY BANK OF LONDON
NATIONAL HOUSE, 2 TRITON SQUARE
LONDON NW1 3AN
My name is Luqman Larsen, Assistant Administrator – Audit /Account Abbey Bank International United Kingdom. I am contacting you for a fund transfer value £4, 000. 000.00 (Four Million British Pound).
One of our accounts with holding balance of this amount has been dormant and last operated in the past four (7) years. From investigations and confirmations, the owner of this account is a Hong Kong Foreign National by name; Engr Wing Chiu Lee who died on the 4th of January 2003 in a car accident in Birmingham, West Midlands UK.
After his death, nobody has come forward to our bank with regards to claiming of this money as he has no direct relative that is aware of the existence of the account or the fund with our Bank. I have made several attempts to trace any records of his relative which has proved abortive and also, information from the Immigration Office states that Late Engr Wing Chiu Lee was single on point of entry into United Kingdom.
Since no one knows about the existence of this fund and no one has come forward to claim the money as we already know, I have confidentially discussed this issue with my closest colleague and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner whom we can present as the deceased beneficiary/ next-of-kin so that our bank can transfer the funds safely into his account overseas. Our Financial Institution is presently and by law the custodian of the money belonging to the deceased, whose account I am responsible for monitoring and officiating.
The mandate I have is to present a credible and reliable person whom we can present to our bank as the Next of Kin/Beneficiary to open the way for us to take advantage of the situation and estimate this fund for our personal use positively affect the lives of many instead of allowing the funds to be completely lost.
Kindly understand that we could not carry out this transaction on our own based on the simple fact that we are civil servants and we are excluded from operating foreign account as it will raise eyebrows on our side in terms of transfer being staff of the bank. Moreover, this fund belongs to a foreign Nationality and demands same as next of kin to claim it.
During the course of this transfer, we will use our influence within the relevant banking system in making sure that the funds is approved and transferred to you successfully. All legal documents that will protect your right and interest as the beneficiary in receiving this fund will be properly put in place by us.
At the successful conclusions of the fund transfer into your recommended bank account, my colleague and I have resolved to offer you 30% of the total sum as your reward interest, while you shall keep 60% as our share pending a later re-transfer, 10% of the total fund will be set aside to reimburse all expenses to be incurred in the course of running this transaction such as telephone and other minor expenses.
I am assuring you of a smooth and successful transaction provided you display maturity, honesty and confidentiality.
You may contact me at Tel: +44 702407 0810 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Luqman Larsen