God Sent You to Me - This Time!
I was told that I could get a loan for $65 million dollars for humanitarian
work but I had to first put up $80,000 dollars in escrow money. Then
in 8-14 days I would receive money thru Citibank.
I'm a pastor of a church and was going to get the money from my
congregation. Is this for real?
Anthony Bethel 05/23/03
FAX COVER SHEET CONFIDENTIAL
From: James Mobley
Date: 16 May 2003
Per reference our talks, dated Thursday, May 15, 2003 as in regards to
acquiring an SBLC on behalf of Tony Bethel, et al.
Tony, many projects have been presented and many have completed the process
that is biphasic. The initial phase being, rental of the SBLC for project(s)
needs and then lodged with your bank. The SBLC is issued by Citibank,
New York with full banking responsibility, fully guaranteed, transferable
and indivisible with Zero (0%) annual interest, term is for one year
one day with extensions, clearing mode is bank-to-bank via EUROCLEAR;
an internal bank reference verification mode to authenticate its issuance.
As you have chosen to move forward, we shall need an Letter of Intent
(LOI) from you on your company letterhead directed to; FBSA (Federal
Business Services & Acquisitions) Attn: James Mobley.
The key criteria Tony is ensuring that you have a qualified and
verifiable project with the ability to service the debt within its
agreed allotted time (One year One day with extensions). This
is extremely important Tony!!
If you do not have a strong viable project, to meet the requirements,
as I have stated, we have assisted several major projects that would
not have met the compliance requirements of the Asset Provider, however,
this is our area of expertise, to make sure your project(s) are compliant.
Be assured, the Compliance Department of Citibank will verify the
authenticity or merits of the project(s) presented. Once the below
procedures are satisfied to the Asset Provider’s requirements
(posting of bank transaction fee), relevant documentation as to pass
successful client performances shall be disclose to you at that time
with the Asset Provider.
Also, in regards to posting of Escrow Fees into the Escrow Holder’s
Account permits the SBLC Provider and Citibank, New York to form
a "sample copy" for the client and their qualified financial
advisor to examine the SBLC (London Short Form 3034) verbiage
prior to “releasing the funds” held in escrow.
Remember, the Escrow Funds are held in abeyance until the
client and their representative "sign" the "sample
copy" approving the verbiage. The client’s signature represents
an approval to release the escrow funds to Citibank, and within 5
to 10 bank days the client receives their "SBLC and EUROCLEAR
Codes", and a hard copy in full color sent either via email
or express courier directly from Citibank, New York to the
client. Any Bank in the world once the client has their SBLC Codes
can pull down on EUROCLEAR and screen their SBLC.
Herein are the terms and release conditions to be stipulated in
your Irrevocable Letter of Credit, as so described;
“<<<<<<< Party places confirmed letter of credit
with full bank responsibility and authority, hereby irrevocably and
conditionally, upon conditions qualified without protest in the amount
of $80,000 USD for bank transaction fee with Escrow Holder for Escrow
Upon acceptance and verification of L/C a deposit receipt shall
be issued to Escrow Holder and immediately transferred to Citibank,
New York for purposes of issuing a sample Letter of Credit from Citibank,
New York three (3) days after Escrow Holder receives verifiable and
Client reviews letter of credit with own bank or trader to assure
that the format is accepted. When approved, the client signs sample
letter and returns to Escrow Agent. Contract with client and Citibank,
New York is signed and returned to Citibank. Client gives Escrow
Holder written authority to release immediately L/C via actual
escrow funds to Citibank. Within 5 to 10 days the original letter
of credit can be withdrawn by client off EUROCLEAR.”
As previously discussed Tony, in addition, client shall disburse
a cash retainer to Escrow Holder for services to be rendered by Escrow
Holder hereunder in the amount of $5,000 USD deposited by client
in the execution of this process. Escrow Holder for all reasonable
expenses, disbursements, (this does not include processing of L/C
by receiving bank, bank shall determine processing fee at time of
convergence) and advances made in performance of its duties hereunder,
including disbursement and expenses of its counsel. This is clearly
to be understood this cash retainer is non-refundable.
Tony, please notify and provide for me complete bank coordinates
of Mr. S’s issuing bank providing the Irrevocable Letter of
Credit in order to notify our Bank concerns of his incoming bank
instrument for such execution.
If there are any questions and/or comments either by you or Mr.
S, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at the earliest. You’re
at liberty to call me anytime.
I await your immediate reply.
Sadly it is an attempt to fleece you and your flock. See this
article on the London
Short Form 3034 scam as well as my section on Prime