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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hello Friend

From: Michael Cohrs -

Hello Friend,

I introduce myself as Michael Cohrs, Global Head of Offshore
Banking at Deutsche Bank.You can go through the bank for confirmation
A contracted staff of Perez and Hamilton contacted you earlier
concerning Mr. Moser Arington and an investment placed under our banks
management 9 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 contact you
independently of
our investigation and emphasise the reason of this communication. I
would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be
interest to you.

In 1996, the subject matter; Moser came to our bank to engage in
business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us
he had a financial portfolio of Nineteen million United States
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 global head of the Offshore banking sector,
especially given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank.
met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed. I
encouraged him to consider various growth funds with prime ratings.

The favoured route in my advise to customers is to start by assessing
data on 6000 traditional stocks and bond managers and 2000 managers of
alternative investments popularly known as hedge Funds based on my
advice, We spun the money around various opportunities and made
margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and
interest stood at this point at over 19.37 million United States
this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low
guaranteed returns on investments.

In mid 1997, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to
make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Antwerp. He
directed that I liquidate the funds and had it deposited with a firm
Belgium. I informed him that Deutsche Bank would have to make special
arrangements to have this done and in order not to circumvent due
the bank would have to make a 2.5 % 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 task
was asking of us,he was more worried about the heavy taxation the
European union might impose and also to avoid dual taxation from
member countries. Cash movement across borders has become especially
strict since the incidents of 9/11.
I contacted my affiliate in Belgium and had the funds available in
mainland Europe. I undertook all the processes and made sure I
followed his
precise instructions to the letter and had the funds deposited at the
Brussels based security consultancy firm, Imperial Asset Management
Company . Imperial Asset Management Company is a private firm that
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 organisation
familiar especially to the highly placed and well-connected

In Line with instructions, the money was deposited with Imperial Asset
Management Company. Moser told me he wanted the money there in
anticipation of his arrival from Norway later that week. This was the
communication we had, this transpired around 27th September 1997. In
last year, we got a call from Imperial Asset Management Company
informing us of the inactivity of that particular portfolio. This was
astounding position as far as I was concerned, given the fact that I
still in the Offshore banking sector I'm the only one other than Tony
who himself is on a year's leave of absence and is now a visiting
lecturer at the London School Of Economics still works for the bank as
both served on the sub-committee on Mr.Moser's portfolio initially who
knew about the deposit at Imperial Asset Management Company, and I
not understand why Moser had not come forward to claim his deposit.
We made futile efforts to locate Moser. I immediately passed the task
of locating him to the internal investigations department of Deutsche
Bank. Four days later, information started to trickle in, apparently
Moser was dead. A person who suited his description was declared dead
of a
heart attack in Canne, South of France. We were soon enough able to
identify the body and cause of death was confirmed. The bank
launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin to alert
about the situation and also to come forward to claim his estate. If
are familiar with Offshore banking affairs, those who patronise our
services usually prefer anonymity, but also some levels of detachment
from conventional processes. In his bio-data form, he listed no next

In the field of Offshore 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
account and as I said, rarely do they nominate next of kin. Offshore
Banking clients apart from not nominating next of kin also usually in
most cases leave wills in our care, in this case; Moser died
intestate. In
line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed
away, we instituted ourown investigations in good faith to determine
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
resulted in my being furnished with your details as a possible
of the deceased. My official capacity dictates that my department
supervises the eventual outcome of the investigation.You had
declared that you are in no way affiliated with this individual. What
this means, you being the last batch of names we had considered, is
our dear late fellow died with no known or identifiable family member.
This leaves you 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.

According to practise, Imperial Asset Management Company will by the
end of this year broadcast a request for statements of claim to
Bank, failing to receive viable claims they will most probably revert
the deposit back to Deutsche Bank. This will result in the money
entering the Deutsche Bank accounting system and the portfolio will be
out of
my hands and out of the Offshore banking division. This will not
if I have my way. What I wish to relate to you will smack of unethical
practise but I want you to understand something. It is only an
outsider to the banking world who finds the internal politics of the
world aberrational.
The world of Offshore banking especially is fraught with huge rewards
for those who occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios.
should have begun by now to put together the general direction of what
I propose. There is US$ 19,370,000.00 deposited in Brussels, I have
the deposit details and they will release the deposit to no one unless
under directives from my office,as far as Deutsche Bank is concerned,
transaction with Moser concluded when the funds were sent to Brussels,
all outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just routine
and due process. Imperial Asset Management Company has no single idea
of what's the history or nature of the deposit. They are simply
instructions to release the deposit to any party that comes forward as
the beneficiary This is the situation. This bank has spent great
amounts of money trying to track this manÃÆ'¢â‚¬â„¢s family;
they have
for years and have found no family.

The investigation had been concluded and closed a while back not until
our recent search. My proposal; you share similar details to the late
fellow; I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct Imperial
Asset Management Company to release the deposit to you as the closest
surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to
the money with you as the beneficiary That is: I will simply nominate
as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. You will
get 30% of $19.37 million while I take 70%. I would have gone ahead to
ask the funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight
line to me and my involvement in claiming the deposit. But on the
hand, you with the same name as the original depositor would easily
pass as the beneficiary with right to claim. I assure you that I could
have the deposit released to you within a few days no later than 10
business days. I will simply inform the bank of the final closing of
the file
relating to Moser. I will then officially communicate with Imperial
Asset Management Company and instruct them to release the deposit to
With these two things: all is done.

The alternative would be for us to have Imperial Asset Management
Company send 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
Imperial Asset Management Company. We can fine-tune this based on our
interactions. I am aware of the consequences of this proposal. I ask
that if
you find no interest in this project that you should reconsider your
position. I ask that you do not be too hasty to draw up conclusions as
have put in a lot of effort into this and your role will be only that
of a benefactor. You may not know this but people like myself who have
made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole Offshore
sector and in my profession this is not an uncommon practise as one
think I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you
understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this
Such opportunities only come ones way once in a lifetime. We should not
let this chance pass us by, for once I find myself in total control of
my destiny. I am a family man and this is an opportunity to provide
them with new opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it
a task well worth undertaking. I have evaluated the risks and the
risks on your side is barely minimal because hundreds of claims are
everyday at the claims and deposits departments so it's not an unusual
practise that may raise eye-brows I am the only one who knows of this
situation, good fortune has blessed you with a name that has planted
into the center of relevance in my life. Lets share the blessing.

If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me through this same
email account. I do not particularly know you so I would wait on your
response to judge your level of transparency and honesty need not you
disappear after the money gets into your coffers with a level of
understanding between us I will start the initiation of this process
towards a
conclusion.I do not want you contacting me through my official phone
lines nor do I want you contacting me through my official email
as this transaction will not be done under the clock of my employer.
Contact will be through my personal numbers and also through this
address, same could apply to you if you wish. My official lines are
secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of
customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy. A very
dear friend of mine and university classmate Mr.Michael Soden of Bank
Of Ireland had to quit his job in May when unethical material was
on his office computer during a routine maintenance of his machine and
the results of the internal investigation were leaked to the local
press seriously denting his career after all the service, good work
sacrifice he had given the industry.

Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, note I am a
family man, I have wife and children. I send you this mail not without
a measure of doubt 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
learnt from my private banking clients.
Do not betray my confidence.

Don`t betray my trust and confidence in you.
I await your response.