A scammer impersonating as a consultant working with the Swiss Bank claims that he has found $232million during one of his audit.
So he wrote,”Sometimes a person will open a bank account, deposit money, and then disappear into the tin (thin) air. Banks are not always able to find out what has become of these silent customers, or to know whether they should follow up on requests from people who claim to be heirs to the accounts…“
He is asking for “someone” to help transfer out the money “illegally”. This mail is full of lies and he is not who he claims to be.
Assuming that this is real, whatever he asked you to do is illegal. So when you lose money in this scam, it is hard for you to report to the authorities/police for “being scammed while trying to help someone do something illegal.”
Its like telling the police “SIR, I was trying to impersonate a Next-of-Kin/Son of some dead rich men to STEAL $232million from the bank, and I lost $25,000 of fake legal fees to this another impostor claiming to be from the bank itself….”. Ouch!
Oh!? A scammer complaining about another scammer? Its tough. Don’t bite the bait and become another scammer.
Attached below is the full scam mail.
Mr Benson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 10:27 AM
Sometimes a person will open a bank account, deposit money, and then disappear into the tin air. Banks are not always able to find out what has become of these silent customers, or to know whether they should follow up on requests from people who claim to be heirs to the accounts. The main problem is that the customer resides abroad and, due to bank secrecy, the bank cannot publish notices in the international press to locate the depositaries. This has led the majority of Swiss banks to refrain from opening small-deposit accounts for foreign customers; for fear that they will forget that the account exists.It has happened in the past, however, that customers pass away and their heirs can neither prove the death, nor their heir ship. This was a frequent occurrence during the wartime periods, and the banks have now set up a simple, rapid resolution procedure operating to their customers’ advantage.Dormant assets are defined as any assets deposited with a bank (i.e. an account, a custody account or a safety-deposit box) for which there has been no contact with the customer in the bank’s files for the last ten years or more.If you believe you have claim to a Swiss bank account for which the holder (e.g. an ancestor) has not been in contact with the bank for over ten years, there is a fairly simple procedure to follow, depending on the date the account was opened this account has not been operated for the past years. As at this moment, I am constrained to issue more details about this business until your response is received.