Clydesdale Bank (Deceased Customer Scam)

Clydesdale Bank sounds like a business operated by show horses, but even if the name were legitimate, this particular message is clearly a standard advance fee scam. “David Thorburn” isn’t a real person: he’s a scammer promising you riches, if you’ll just go along with his secret game. The problem is it’s your riches he’s after, and if you take his bait he’ll reel in the money that you have in your pocket.

from david thorburn
date Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 7:52 AM
subject    Greetings


I am David Thorburn Chief Operating Officer, Clydesdale Bank. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with similar last name and an investment placed under our banks management 10 years ago. I believe would be of interest to you.In 2000, the subject matter; came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of fifty million united states dollars ($50,000,000,00).i want you to stand as the bona-fide next of kin to the desease.

My proposal; you share the same surname With our late client; We share the proceeds 50% for me, 50% for you Should you be interested i shall provide you with more details of this transaction.

I await your response.

David Thorburn

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