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An Incredibly Personalized Email Scam

By October 19, 2004

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I received an email that was a little different the other day. It wasn't your typical Nigerian advanced fee scheme, nor was it the Canadian Lottery scam. It was addressed to me, used my name, and included my family name in the content of the message. It really seemed as if this person might have been looking for me.

This email indicated that a person with the same last name as mine had died several years ago and they were looking for heirs. The amount of money mentioned was astronomical, of course. I know it is possible for attorneys to search for heirs to unclaimed fortunes (this actually happened to my cousin last year--no scam!) but there are legitimate ways to check on the information, and answering this email is not one of them. Here's the text of the email I received. If you get a similar one, don't even bother researching it. Either report it to your Internet Service Provider or simply hit the delete key.

Dear Judy Hedding

It is with trust and believe that I write to you. I am Barrister Franklin Ali, a Solicitor at Law. I am the personal attorney to Mr. William Hedding a National of your Country, who used to work with Shell development Company here in Nigeria.

On the 21st of April 2001, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along sagamu express road Ondo State. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several inquiries to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in recovering the fund valued at US$15.4Million left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Security Finance Firm in where this huge amount were deposited.

The said Security Finance Company has issued me a notice to provide the Next of Kin or have the account confiscated within the next twenty-one official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek the consent to present you as the Next of Kin to the deceased since you bear his last names, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you.

Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and modalities for transfer. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee you that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

I would be grateful if this mail will be favoured with an early reply via the above email address.

Best regards,

Barrister Franklin Ali (SAN)

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Comments

October 5, 2007 at 9:50 am
(1) Ryan says:

Here is a scam I just received like the one you had mentioned. Most key elements are the same. They used my last name in the Subject Line and once where I removed it.

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PARTNERSHIP BUSINESS

My name is Mr.Daniel Konate, a Banker and accountant with one of the prime Banks in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire. I am the personal accounts manager to Eng. Morrison (Last Name Removed),a National of your country, who used to work with an oil servicing company here in Cote Ivoire.

My client, his wife, and their three children were involved in the ill fated Kenya Airways crash in the coasts of Abidjan in January 2000 in which all passengers on board died. Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives but has been unsuccessful.

After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name over the internet,to see if I could locate any member of his family hence I contacted you,of particular interest is this huge deposit with our bank here in,where the deceased has an account valued at about ($16 million US dollars).They have issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or the bank will declare the account unservisable and thereby send the funds to the bank treasury.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over last 7 years now, I will seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last names, so that the proceeds of this account valued at ($16million US dollars) can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money.

All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under all legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

If you can handle this with me, reach me now through this email.

Thanking you for your anticipated cooperation. In your reply mail, give your full names, address, date of birth, telephone and fax numbers.

Daniel Konate

October 5, 2008 at 10:28 am
(2) Buttonsoup says:

> This is an e-mail my 14 year old son received, scary!

> Good Day,
>
> This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Daniel Zimmerman, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark A—– hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5Th of November 2001.
>
> My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£9.8million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances.
>
> Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.
>
> The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.
>
> Well I have reasons very professional and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family members as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.
>
> I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at £9.8million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.
>
> I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 7 years now
>
> I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my last client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.
>
> I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer.
>
> Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email danielzimmermanesq48@hotmail.com for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact number is +44-703-592-5832. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.
>
> Regards.
>
> Daniel Zimmerman.
> +44-703-592-5832 Or (Cell +44-702-403-1517 Weekdays Mondays-Fridays Only)
>
> N.B
> When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011+my number (+44-703-592-5832). That is (011-44-703-592-5832). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

October 7, 2008 at 1:10 pm
(3) Eleanor says:

The following email was sent to me by “Barrister michael lee”

MICHAEL LEE & CO.
1ST FLOOR JALAN SUSUR
BATU 21, TAMAN NAM TAK
80000 KUALA LUMPUR
MALAYSIA

Good Day,

I am michael lee, an attorney at law. A deceased client of mine, who hereinafter shall be referred to as my client, died as the result of a heart-related condition on the 11 November 2001. His heart condition was due to the death of all the members of his family in the Gulf Air Flight Crashes in Persian Gulf Near Bahrain Aired August 23, 2000 – 2:50 p.m. ET as reported on:http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0008/23/bn.08.html

I have contacted you to assist in distributing the money left behind by my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this deposit valued at EIGHTEEN MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS. ($18,200.000.00 USD). is lodged.

This bank has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin, or the account will be confiscated.
My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my named client, since you have the same last name, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed-upon percentage.

All legal documents to back up your claim as my client’s next-of-kin will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.

This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from many breach of the law. If this business proposition offends your moral values, do accept my apology.
I must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinary confidential, whatever your decision, while I await your prompt response. Please contact me at once to indicate your interest.

Pls get back to me on this address:

barr_michael_lee12@hotmail.co.uk

Best Regards,

Barrister michael lee
(Attorney at Law)

October 7, 2008 at 1:13 pm
(4) Judy Hedding says:

Yes, these are all scams.

October 24, 2008 at 9:58 am
(5) Mr G. Craig Miller says:

I have just received a scam letter stating a relative has left anextremely large sum of money. His immediate family were killed in tha Gulf Air plane which crashed in the Persian Gulf in the year 2000. There were, in fact two Brits who died in this crash so the sender has done some homework. I really don’t know whether to string this fraudster along or leave well alone-probably the latter.
The name of the “attorney at law”-not even British-is
George Teng
Jireh Building
No 43-4 Mezzanine floor
Jalan Mohd Salleh
83000 Batu Pahat
e-mail george.teng0010@hotmail.com

How do you report these people because there is no doubt that someone will lose money through this scam

October 24, 2008 at 1:31 pm
(6) Judy Hedding says:

Mr. Miller,

It is a waste of your time to string them along. They don’t care.

This article might help if you want to report the email.

November 20, 2008 at 4:10 pm
(7) Jody says:

here is one I got today in email.. I did reply.. giving them the phone number of the local state police in my area.. HOpe that helps them : )

Read email below..

Good Day,
My name is Patrick Chan, I work with HANG SENG BANK, Hong Kong.I have a
Business Proposal of $24,500,000.00 for you to handle with me from my bank.I
will need you to assist me in executing this Business Project from
Hong Kong to
your country. If interested, please reply with your full Contact Details.
Patrick Chan

December 31, 2008 at 8:27 am
(8) Bill says:

Mr Teng is a busy dude!

Dear bill,

I am Mr. George Teng Esq. I work for SIMON TONG & PARTNERS, a leading law firm in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia . I have an obscure business proposal for you.

My client Mr. Steven bray a Merchant, made a fixed deposit of USD 12.8M for 2 years with my bank. Upon maturity several notices were sent to him to no avail.

It was later discovered that he and his family were killed in Iraq war. I prefer you to reach me with the below if you are interested to cooperate with me and consummate this deal.

Kindly reply to my private email : barrister_georgeteng@lawyer.com

Sincerely,

George Teng Esq.

January 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm
(9) bridgette says:

i’ve just got a e-mail that is just like the others and i want to know what kind of scam it is? does anyone know what happens ? i’ve called the numbers on the email and talked to the person steven walker but im still not sure what the scam is? her is the letter i got!
ATTN:

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Steven Walker, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executo to the late Mr. Mark Mapel hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5Th of November 2001.

My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Nine Million,Eigth Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling only(£9.8million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances. Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall beclaimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.

The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

Well I have reasons very professional and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the”Trustee” as my late client’s family members as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.

I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at £9.8million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.

I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 7 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my late client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer. Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email: steven_walker12@hotmail.com for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact number is +44 702 4069 682 +44 702 4010 988. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.

Best Regards.
Barrister Steven Walker

When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011+my number (+44 702 4069 682) You can also confirm the code from your service provider

January 15, 2009 at 5:59 pm
(10) Judy Hedding says:

Hi Bridgette,

You’ll eventually be asked to come up with fees to continue with the transaction. I’m not sure why you care, since it is clearly a scam. Do you think that a legitimate Barrister from the UK dealing in uses a hotmail email address “for better confidentiality” in a $15 million deal??

January 16, 2009 at 1:55 pm
(11) bridgette says:

no, i was just wondering what the scam was. the guy who wrote me the letter keeps calling me and im not sure if i should report him to someone or what?

January 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm
(12) Judy Hedding says:

Probably shouldn’t have given him your phone number. You can certainly try to report him, but I doubt you have any real information about who he is. Here is my page on reporting scams.

http://phoenix.about.com/od/scam1/a/complaint.htm

January 27, 2009 at 5:09 pm
(13) Chris28 says:

I am so glad you posted your email about the scam. I too got the same email with a little difference in the text. They used my married last name but the rest was almost exact the same. Car accident, death of family, same year as yours, different date. I too almost fell for it until my daughter came over and helped me search and find this page.
It was upsetting at first because I have a nephew with the same name they used.
I quess I won’t be a millionaire!!
Again thanks.

March 4, 2009 at 6:13 am
(14) Ruud says:

Mine outright asks me to engage in fraud with them. If they leave addresses and phone number with their correspondence, do they not expect a person to check that out? I mean, how hard is it to google and addy or phone number anyway? With the invention of VoIP services and others that make it possible to make an overseas call for real cheap, do they not think you will?

Obviously some people fall for it somewhere, but it must be far less profitable for them now that information is so easy to obtain. (IP address can be logged by email and looked up as well.)

March 4, 2009 at 6:17 am
(15) Ruud says:

Bridgette:

I got the very same email, nearly verbatim in my email today. All they did was change the names.

March 8, 2009 at 12:53 pm
(16) Alex says:

I Recieved this email on the 8th March 2009:

Subject: Hello

Good Day,

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Richard Snowden, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5Th of November 2001.

My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£9.8million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances.

Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.

The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

Well I have reasons very professional and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family members as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.

I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at £9.8million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.

I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 8 years now

I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer.

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email richardsnnowden1@live.com for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact number is +44-703-592-5832. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.

Regards.
Richard Snowden.
Erskine Chambers
33 Chancery Lane
London
WC2A 1EN
Phone: +44-703-592-5832.
Cell: +44 702 405 6867 OR +44 702 405 9655( Weekdays Mondays-Fridays Only).
Fax: +44-700-596-1152N.B
When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011+my number (+44-703-592-5832). That is (011-44-703-592-5832). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

——————————————–
This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program,part of the Horde framework and provided by HomeFreeMail.com.

March 9, 2009 at 3:52 am
(17) Becki says:

I received the same email as above today too from ‘Richard Snowdon’

April 9, 2009 at 2:05 am
(18) Steven H says:

I just got this email .. this time from a Richard Snowden Esquire! Haha .. man, these guys are good. May they get arrested and violated in prison for the next 20 years!

Good Day,

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Richard Snowden, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark Headley hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5Th of November 2001.

My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£9.8million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances.

Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.

The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

Well I have reasons very professional and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family members as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.

I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at £9.8million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.

I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 7 years now

I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my last client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer.

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email richardsnow19_esq@live.com for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact number is +44-703-592-5832. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.

Regards.
Richard Snowden.
Erskine Chambers
33 Chancery Lane
London
WC2A 1EN
Phone: +44-703-592-5832.
Cell: +44-702-403-1517 OR +44-702-404-5753( Weekdays Mondays-Fridays Only).
Fax: +44-700-596-1152

N.B
When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011+my number (+44-703-592-5832). That is (011-44-703-592-5832). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

April 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm
(19) Veniamin says:

I received the exact e-mail last Friday (04-24-2009) with the exception of the last name. The oil engineer carried my last name, of course. I did suspect the fraud but I checked the name of the sender (the attorney in London) anyway. Apparently there is a Richard Snowdon in a law office in London, or maybe the con also fabricated that website. If there is such an attorney I wonder if he should know about this so maybe he can also report the scam to the British authorities.
Veniamin

May 12, 2009 at 12:42 pm
(20) Isaiah says:

i received the exact same email as buttonsoup’s son just a few minutes ago. Knowing it was a scam instantly through pure logic, i decided to try to search for a few things. I googled the date my “deceased relative” passed and what do you know, i was led here where it was confirmed to be a scam. I urge all people to look at any “you inherited this” or “an opportunity for that” emails with logic and wisdom.

remember, nowadays, even if it doesn’t look too good to be true, it may still be a scam.

May 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm
(21) Chuggs says:

I have to admit that my head is spinning when I consider how many of the respondents in this forum actually considered that the obviously fake email was real. Oh brother…

June 6, 2009 at 10:08 am
(22) Frank says:

my email adress is maniexx@(iwon’ttellyou).com
i got this mail:
so, it’s similar, but they don’t know my real surname nor name – i’m callled franek zak, not mani.
Dear Mani,

I have written an earlier mail to you but no response.

In my first mail I mentioned to you about my late client who deposited some fund with a Security/Finance Company here in UK before he died in April 2004. He bears the same surname with you.

Since his death I have received several letters from the Bank where he deposited the fund before his death, to provide his next of kin or any of his relatives who can make claim to the funds before the end of the year or the Security/Finance Company will be left with no option than to confiscate the consignment and turn the money back to the state. As it has been marked unclaimed for 4 years. I have conducted my personal search to see if I can make contact with any of his relatives but without success, it is in the course of my effort that I have to contact you.

I have closely checked and since you bear the same surname with my deceased client it will be better to present you as the next of kin and the right beneficiary of the funds in the account.

The total sum left in the account is $15M (Fifteen Million United States Dollars) I will provide you with all the necessary legal backing that is required until this money is paid out to you, and then we shall share it base on our agreement.

Do respond quick if you are interested or should you need further clarification because we have no much time left.

Thanks and God bless.

Richard Coleman

[7e8o3ai39g0]

June 17, 2009 at 1:05 pm
(23) john says:

I googled this and found that Email and Address of company are real place but the Phone number does not match.
Then I Googled East London on the 5th of November 2001 and found this site.

Very weird

Good Day,

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Richard Ferguson, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark “Lastname” hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5th of November 2001.

My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£9.8million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances.

Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.

The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

Well I have reasons very professional and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family members as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.

I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at £9.8 million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.

I do sincerely express sympathy over the death of my client but I think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 7 years now

I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my last client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer.

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email: frichard65esq01@hotmail.com for better confidentiality and send me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact numbers are +44-703-595-7694,+44-703-599-1526. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.

Regards
Richard Ferguson QC
Carmelite Chambers
9 Carmelite Street, London, EC4Y 0DR
Tel: +44-703-595-7694,+44-703-599-1526
Fax: +44-7005-961-693
N.B
When calling dial your country calling code which I think is 011+ my number (+44-703-595-7694 or +44-703-599-1526). That is (011-44-703-595-7694 or 011-44-703-599-1526), You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

July 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm
(24) linda says:

I just got this e-mail.
Now it was easy to say it was fraud because it is my married name, and how would they know my nationality? Anyway I do know several people who dont listen to the rest of us sane people with fraud.

Good Day,

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Christopher Kinch QC, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark Tetmeyer hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5Th of November 2001.

My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£9.8million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances.

Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.

The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

Well I have reasons very professional and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family members as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.

I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at £9.8million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.

I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 7 years now

I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my last client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer.

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email: agentkinch@gmail.com for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact number is +44-702-407-6774. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.

Regards.

Christopher Kinch QC
Essex Chambers
23 Essex Street
London WC2R 3AA
(Cell +44-702-407-6774. Weekdays Mondays-Fridays Only)
Fax: +44-700-594-2691
Email : agentkinch@gmail.com

N.B: When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011+my number (+44-702-407-6774). That is (011-44-702-407-6774.). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

July 16, 2009 at 4:18 am
(25) Ida says:

They are still at it. I received an email today regarding a Mr Mark A…my last name died in east London on November 5, 2001. I tried to look up whether or not there was ever an accident & came upon this site. I knew it was a scam but wanted to make sure I really didn’t have a deceased relative since some of my relatives live in Germany where my great grandparents came from. It is really sad these people try to scam money out of people. They all need to get a life & a real job.

August 25, 2009 at 6:42 pm
(26) Zach Dyer says:

Yeah I got it too. I usually reply with “hey you’ve won a million dollars” to help them feel as annoyed as I do.

Good Day,

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Christopher Kinch QC, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark Dyer hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5Th of November 2001.

My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£9.8million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances.

Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.

The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

Well I have reasons very professional and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family members as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.

I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at £9.8million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.

I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 7 years now

I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my last client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer.

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email: agentkinch@gmail.com for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact number is +44-702-407-6774. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.

Regards.

Christopher Kinch QC
Essex Chambers
23 Essex Street
London WC2R 3AA
(Cell +44-702-407-6774. Weekdays Mondays-Fridays Only)
Fax: +44-700-594-2691
Email : agentkinch@gmail.com

N.B: When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011+my number (+44-702-407-6774). That is (011-44-702-407-6774.). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

September 7, 2009 at 9:47 pm
(27) Abby says:

I recevied the same email from Steven Walker subject Inheritance 9.8 million pounds. I knew this was a scam.

September 10, 2009 at 5:42 pm
(28) Bob S says:

I recevied the same email from Steven Walker subject Inheritance 9.8 million pounds. In trying to check out this guy I came across this site, but also found out that there is a real Steven Walker and decided to forward the entire e-mail to him.

September 25, 2009 at 9:44 pm
(29) Randy Carpenter says:

Everyone beware: I have over the past five years now received 1296 letters. I should be almost a rich as Bill Gates, or at least the “Donald” Trump that is, but still like the “Duck” unfortunately. They can be tracked and you can do something about it that is effective. I am a computer engineer, and I have all but stopped this from happening to me.

Randy Carpenter

October 23, 2009 at 8:03 pm
(30) nathan says:

I got an email from a Richard Feguson. same scam. except i dont take crap ill string him along for a very long ride. i love messing with stupid scammers.

November 11, 2009 at 4:08 am
(31) Aaron Levarto says:

Google for “419 Baiter” and “419 Eater” and “Scam Baiter” for a whole bunch of people who lead the scammers on, often for weeks and months at a time, wasting their time and winding them up.

November 25, 2009 at 12:51 pm
(32) Lisa H. says:

i got one too:

Dear Friend,

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Michael Chan, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to the late Mr. Mark, hereinafter referred to as ‘my client’ who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country and who died in a car crash with his immediate family in Kuala Lumpur on the 5th of November 2001.

My late client a former Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in Malaysia and had left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British pounds only (Ј9.8million) with a finance company in London England. The finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his next Of kin who should inherit his fortune.

I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of His extended relatives whom shall be beneficiary of his abandoned estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. The board of directors of the Company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next Of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days Or forfeit the money as abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

Well I have reasoned very professionally and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client, this is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name,I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the “trustee” as my late client’s family member so as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client. I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you toput up a claim in that capacity.

I have all vital documents that would confer on you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued atЈ9.8million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared un serviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but I think it is unprofitable for His funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve this funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family name, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 8years now.

I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money,60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my last client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.

Kind Regards.
Michael Chan (Esq.)
Phone: +60123046903.

January 9, 2010 at 6:16 am
(33) Philippe says:

This sender is “Louis Lambert Esq” DO NOT REPLY!

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Louis Lambert, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark Tuzara hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5Th of November 2001.

Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.

The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at £9.8million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.

I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 8years now

I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my late client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer.

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email: louislambert404@hotmail.com for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact number is +44 702 4069 682 +44 702 4010 988. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.

Best Regards.
Barrister Louis Lambert

When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011+my number (+44 702 4069 682) You can also confirm the code from your service provide

February 7, 2010 at 1:31 pm
(34) Bill says:

***NOCHEX PAYMENT CONFIRMATION FOR YOUR KIJIJI ITEM***‏
From: transaction2@live.com on behalf of Bank Tansfer (instanttransfer@consultant.com)
Sent: February 7, 2010 6:59:08 AM
To: Dear William Mclaughlin,

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

This is a mail to confirm to you that your payment has been successfully CONFIRM concerning the transaction of : Dell Precision M70 Mobile Workstation Laptop.

We want to assure you that your money will be reaching you as soon as we receive the item tracking number. Your money has been processed and ready to be dispatched, so please bear with us.

We expect that you send the shipment information to our client as this will help us protect the two parties involved in this transaction, as the shipment information has to be forwarded to us by the seller, this will be for verification and clearance.

You can now send the item to the buyer while your money order is on its way to you. The buyer’s shipping information is provided below.

Shipping Information:
Name XXXX XXXX

Address XXXXXXXX SSS
City XXXXX XXXXX
Zip code XXXX XXX
Country Nigeria

Shipping Method Canada Mail International Signed For

Your money order will be sent by the close of the next business day after we receive Canada Mail International Signed-For shipment tracking number from you.
Canada Mail Post International. is typically delivered within 3-5 business days.

*** ATTENTION ***
The order has been Confirmed. This is the sample of the postal order that will be deliver to you after we have receive the shipment tracking number from you.

***IMPORTANT NOTICE***
The Postal Order SM will NOT be dispatched or get to your resident until the shipment has been verified. Send shipment tracking details to: (instanttransfer@consultant.com) Call the Customer Relationship Officer Desk +44 703 592 3785) within 12hours from the time of receipt of this confirmation, so as to hasten the dispatch of your order. This measure is taken in order to protect both buyer and seller’s interest and to reduce the occurrence of fraudulent activities.

***NOTE***
We did not authorize you to send out your tracking number to your buyer for the safe and good delivery of your money. Your tracking number is safe with us and we will not give it to your buyer until you receive your money from us.

Order Number —————–SX XXXXX XXXXX CA
This order has been approved, and will be sent to the Seller’s address in 24hours time. You CAN NOW send the item to the address. Moreover the above Order Number will be ask before delivering the Money , you will also identify yourself with your driving license or your Social security number and the money will be delivered in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Auction site authorised register
Use Nochex Postal Order to pay for items on ebay craigslist.org,gumtree,kijiji, Amazon, CNet, MSN Auctions, Yahoo and others. Customer Service Center for all customer inquiries and transaction approvals is available 24hours.

Sincerely,
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Thank you for using NOCHEX Postal Service Money Order Payments® Express Payment SM.

We look forward serving your Online Money Order Payments® needs in future.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR ONLINE CUSTOMER CARE SERVICE AT (instanttransfer@consultant.com) Call the Customer Relationship Officer Desk +44 703 592 3785
24 hours service NOCHEX Postal Service Payments.

I then searched the web for info and found out this is a fruadulant email …. beware of this people … Nochex Postal Order

February 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm
(35) tosha walker says:

i recieved this email today and was doing some research its definately a scam just like all the above!!!
Good Day,
This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your
Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of
mutual benefit.
My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United
Kingdom died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5Th of November
2001 and Left behind a deposit of Two Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling
only (£2.8million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me,
as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is
their policy in sure circumstances.
Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any
of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate
and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless
effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.
The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide
his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit
the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property
decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I
have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation
of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.
Well I have reasons very professional and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my
deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the
land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last
name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the “Trustee” as
my late client’s family members as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a
next of kin of my client.
I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a
similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that
capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and
would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at £2.8million
can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this
huge amount is lodged.
I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be
submitted to the government of this country or some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve
these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your
assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 8 years now
I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last
name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then
both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons
out there with the same surname as my last client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to
contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be
used to back up your claim.
I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from
any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that
you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the
completion of this transfer.
Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my
alternative email chriphmcnll_antonygldsoltors@hotmail.com for better confidentiality and send
to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact
number is +44-703-597-2665. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage
of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.
Regards.
Christopher McNeill
Anthony Gold Solicitors
53 Tooley Street
London Bridge City
London
SE1 2QN
Phone: +44-703-597-2665.
Cell: +44-702-402-1590 ( Weekdays Mondays-Fridays Only).
N.B
When calling you dial your country calling code, which is 011+my number (+44-703-597-2665).

April 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm
(36) Amanda says:

This is what was sent to me… I am 17 years old.
This is crazy
even i realized it was a scam

Good Day,

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Chadwick Lawrence, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark Carson hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5Th of November 2001.

My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£9.8million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances.

Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.

The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

Well I have reasons very professional and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family members as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.

I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at £9.8million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.

I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 7 years now

I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my last client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer.

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email chadwicklawrenceqc111@hotmail.com for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact number is +44-762-413-2111. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.

Regards.
Chadwick Lawrence
Compass House
Lypiatt Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL50 2QJ
United Kingdom.
Phone: +44-702-403-1517 OR +44-703-592-5594.
Fax: +44-700-596-1152
N.B: When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011 and my number (+44-702-403-1517). That is (011-44-702-403-1517). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

June 19, 2010 at 10:31 am
(37) Linda Hedgecock says:

Hiya, just thought id leave a comment as ive just received this email-exactly like the ones above but this man was called Peter Walker and he sent it to my facebook page!
The weird thing is there is a Peter Walker who is an lawyer and deals with wills. Very crafty. Please dont be sucked into this scam, im going to report this to facebook and blog it on my page. I was just wondering if anyone told the police and if its worth it?
Linda

July 24, 2010 at 12:02 am
(38) Phyllis says:

Oh my God I just got one of these! The wording is almost identical to some of these other ones. I actually called my sister to see if we had some long lost relatives in the UK. I feel like such an idiot for not deleting the stupid thing without reading it.

July 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm
(39) amanda says:

I got the exact same letters as above i knew it was a scam its not the first time i have gotten one but i still wanted to look it up to see if something really happened and how deep they were going

Good Day,

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Hudgell Yeates, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5Th of November 2001.

My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£9.8million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances.

Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.

The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

Well I have reasons very professional and I can use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family members as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.

I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at £9.8million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.

I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some financial institution. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 9 years now

I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 40% to me and 50% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my last client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer.

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email hudgellyeatesqc111@btinternet.com for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact number is +44-762-413-2111. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.

Regards.
Hudgell Yeates
2 Charlton Rd, SE3 7EX
London
United Kingdom.
Phone: +44-702-403-1517 OR +44-703-592-5594.
Fax: +44-700-596-1152
N.B: When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011 and my number (+44-702-403-1517). That is (011-44-702-403-1517). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

July 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm
(40) Melissa says:

Amanda, I just received the email yesterday with your exact letter, from Hudgell Yeates and started to go thru with it, just to see how far he’d take it, even though I knew it was a scam. This is what I’ve gotten:

Dear Ms. Melissa G-

Please read carefully as I am going to explain in detail why I mailed you. I have since carried out a search on his actual extended family ties and which efforts have been to no avail and hence my contacting you.

I had contacted you to solicit your honest assistance in profiling funds belonging to my late client. I want you to consider the details so you could understand the fuller reasons I need your co-operation.

My mail to you was written as a matter of last resort because of the circumstances surrounding this claim right now. Mark was an oil merchant and he had oil dealings around Europe and Africa. He died at 54 along side his wife, Maria, 46, and their only daughter, Katharine, 11.They were Christians.

He lived most of his years here in the U.K but travelled often. I served as his private attorney for the last eleven years preceding his death, just after the birth of Katharine. Mark migrated into England a long time ago as an orphan.

I know you may not be anyway related to my client but you need to understand the main reason I contacted you. I contacted you because after the death of my late client, I was informed by the finance company to search for any member of his extended family to put up a claim, or who could be so represented as managers or trustees for his deposited funds with them which stands due to the fact that he died with his immediate family members.

After preliminary efforts of search that came to no avail, I was given an ultimatum to look for some one to come for the claim or have the funds liquidated and made unserviceable in accordance with existing laws because it will be assumed that no member of his family is alive.

However, it might interest you to know that, after a thorough investigation in the finance company, I found out that some members of the company are currently planning to divert this fund in their selfish interest and only want to use the excuse that since I am not able to look for some one to make the claim, the money should be made unserviceable and that means reverting the fund to the Government while the company retains a percentage of it.
After unravelling their plans and professional consideration on my part, I decided to look for some one credible, with the same last name with my late client, to apply for this claim due to the fact that I have at my possession some legal documents which are very important and which might be requested by them and which, can only be provided by my chambers since they have since been with me.

I feel and know that you will be able to make this claim SUCCESSFULLY because of your last name which is the same as that of my late client’s and as a result of this I do not want the company to be aware that I contacted you first in order to prevent them from going into much investigations on whom you actually are and that can put the success of this transaction on the line. I want you to be rest assured that this is legal with no risk involved, since all the legal documents that give you the right to make the claim is available.

This is a deal I am offering you and I want you to know that it requires only a mature mind to understand all I am saying and I believe you are mature enough which is the reason I am going further.

I am taking my time to explain all these to you now because I want you to see the reasons why my name should never be mentioned any time you are discussing with the members of the company and why this transaction has to be kept really confidential in order for us to be able to achieve our goals neatly.

Note that there is a legal reason for the confidentiality of this transaction because of the nature of the transactions and the circumstances surrounding it. I stand a better part of the risk because if at any point, and for any reason, this Finance House becomes aware of my prior contact with you, then I could be held for being in breach of a standard code of conduct which borders on a breach of lawyer/client fiduciary relationship among others and for this reason, I will appreciate if you are very sure you can assist with this and execute this with the required diligence.

NOTE that if they request to know how you came to know that your family member had such an amount of funds with them and who contacted you, which I am not sure they will ask, but in order to be on the safer side, if you are asked, be confident to tell them that the extended family discovered some documents in his archives showing that Mr. Mark lodged such funds with them and that is why you have been sent by the paternal family to contact the bank. Anyway, further deliberations will be held on this as we proceed.

I want you to know that I have these documents to show to you as proof but I cannot release them for your perusal now for security reasons until I have attained your confidence. I will provide you with any information you need as we proceed. I want you to be rest assured as this is going to be done in line with the law avoiding anything illegal. I would be protecting you 100% all the way through this transaction.

Please bear in mind that you have to be really sure if you are going ahead or not for I do not want to jeopardize the success of this transaction which means so much to me at the moment. I will wait for your response and please do not forget about the discreet nature of this transaction. I will advice you give me a call on +44-762-413-2111 Or +44-703-592-5594 my private and confidential numbers. Do send to me your direct phone lines so we can discuss this further.

Take note of the mode of sharing after a second thought, 40% for me 50% for you and 10% for expenses that might be incurred during the course of the transaction. If you have gone through this mail and you feel it is well understood, please get back to me telling me if you are willing to go ahead or not so that I can give you the contact of this finance company where this fund is lodged and then inform you too of how to proceed.

Regards.
Hudgell Yeates
2 Charlton Rd, SE3 7EX
London,
United Kingdom.
Phone: +44-702-403-1517 OR +44-703-592-5594.
Fax: +44-700-596-1152
N.B: When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011 and my number (+44-702-403-1517). That is (011-44-702-403-1517). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

And then this is the last email I received from him, him thinking he got me…

It is my belief that you have perused my preceding mail titled: READ DETAILS CAREFULLY, and that you understand the content of the mail .For this fund to be released as soon as possible by the finance company where it is lodged, it is imperative at this point to take pre-emptive steps that are necessary for the realization of our objective. Paramount among these is;

1. A call to the office of the finance company.
2. A written letter of application addressed to the finance company backing your claim as the late Mark’s next of kin.

As a precautionary measure, this application must be composed in the most convincing and uncompromising manner. This must be done to discourage any feeling of doubt in the minds of the directors of this finance company concerning your claim. After years of closed door meetings with these directors, I must say without benefit of the doubt that they have plans of their own which is of a clandestine nature. Note that before sending this application, it is very important you call the finance company requesting to speak with the DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT, Sir George Mathewson by name. If you do not know how to go about writing this application, get back to me via e-mail to enable me send a draft to you. Note that after filling this application, you have to notify me in other for any necessary correction to be made should the need arise. Thereafter, I will give you the contact of the finance company and the directive to call.

Bear in mind that this claim is not going to be a process without a hitch because of the amount involved and the nature of the transaction. I have all the legal documents in my possession and we are going to make the best use of them to our advantage. The only guarantee and assurance that this transaction will culminate in the successful release of this fund is for the both of us to work together as a team i.e. learning to CONFIDE and TRUST in each other. In so doing, we can both play our individual role in this transaction effectively. I am counting on you. I will now send you relevant information’s on the late Mark such as his full profile together with some data on the entire family.

Regards.
Hudgell Yeates
2 Charlton Rd, SE3 7EX
London,
United Kingdom.
Phone: +44-702-403-1517 OR +44-703-592-5594.
Fax: +44-700-596-1152
N.B: When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011 and my number (+44-702-403-1517). That is (011-44-702-403-1517). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

So, whomever gets this stuff, make sure you know this: BUT ITS A SCAM!

August 1, 2010 at 10:08 pm
(41) Eddie L. says:

I received the very same e-mail today. What was most unfortunate is that the barrister they claimed to be is a real person living in the UK. They even used accurate addresses for the offices of the attorney. I sent the poor man an e-mail letting him know that somebody is scamming people under his name. Most unfortunate…

August 24, 2010 at 10:58 am
(42) Shaunita Brown says:

Wow, I got the same letter today, it just amazed me that these people have nothing else better to do than try a scam with the economy the way it is. Amzing just freaking amazing, Well hudgellyeatesqc111@hotmail.com will not get a reply from me.

October 5, 2010 at 11:06 pm
(43) Billy says:

These guys are good. I got the same e-mail. I hope they follow because I will hang them high. I do not play these games. They messed with the wrong guy this time. Mr. Hudgell Yeates Qc. I have a long rope and a big gun. Lieing to me is like lieing to God. I believe in my Second Amendment rights. Don’t play with me.

November 29, 2010 at 12:26 am
(44) Janice says:

I received the same letter also, the Hudgell Yeates one. I reported it everywhere I could. They have slightly different letters that are sent out but obviously are close enough. I hope people keep reporting it enough and hopefully these jerks will get caught. Unfortunately with the economy the way it is, there will be some desperate people out there that will fall for it. What floors me is that some of these people are actually signing these letters with “Barrister”. A Barrister is what the UK calls a scammer.

November 29, 2010 at 12:28 am
(45) Janice says:

By the way, I found this blog by googleing “east london car crash 2001″

January 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm
(46) Izzy Siddy says:

I got the same email 2day as amanda got except for the names. And this was the second email I got from this email address:
> alastair.moody@network.rca.ac.uk on behalf of…..
Those email that you all received, were they from this email address as well?

January 28, 2011 at 6:21 am
(47) Christian Leepo says:

Wow. These scammers must have loved their work for many years. I received the same “personal email” as linda and the others did with different names of course and is directed to me by this so-called barrister from the UK.

Stephen Jones Esq.
Shakespeare Putsman LLP
Somerset House
Temple Street
Birmingham
B2 5DJ,
Phone: +44 703 596 5568

January 28, 2011 at 6:31 am
(48) Christian Leepo says:

I said no and the guy replied with an even more convincing email. He actually named his imaginary client’s immediate family and went further to say that they were Christians and that the Bank Company people holding the 9.8million pounds are trying to miuse the fund and so he really need my assistance in securing this fund as a next of kin of his imaginary client.

This guy must be a really convincing con-man prior to email scam. I’m sure he will ask for a deposit soon enough. I never did gave my telephone or fax number. Just a few misinformation that I am a doctor and such…wanted to sound loaded to scam a scammer. Perhaps I should have given him the contact numbers of Homeland Security.

January 28, 2011 at 6:44 am
(49) Christian Leepo says:

I said no and the guy replied with an even more convincing email. This guy even named the immediate family members of his imaginary client who apparently died in a car crash at East London on Nov 5th 2001. This guy must have been a really convincing con-man prior to email scam.

I replied and gave him some misinformation saying that I am a doctor and all…wanted to sound loaded to scam a con-man. I’m sure he will email again asking for money. I never did give my phone and fax numbers. Perhaps I should have given him the contact numbers of Homeland Security.

What a loser. Nothing better to do then writing up bullshit tragic stories of made belief rich clients.

February 9, 2011 at 6:22 am
(50) vinch says:

ive received the same email from steven walker. i replied to his email just trying to play tricks on him. they even have their own e-banking service and they have created an account for me having 6.8 million pounds on it. wow! i am now a millionaire.. hehe

February 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm
(51) Scsy says:

I am another millionaire!!

Good Day,

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am William Powell, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. XXXX XXXXX hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5Th of November 2006.

My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Five Million Nine Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£5.9 million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances.

The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

Regards.

William Powell
45 Priest gate
Peterborough
PE1 1LB

February 15, 2011 at 2:05 am
(52) Mary says:

yea… i got:

I am John Liddington, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark Suitter hereinafter referred to as my client. My client and his immediate family members died in a car crash in East London on the 5Th of November 2007. He was a Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and Left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pound Sterling only (£9.8million) with a bank. I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail.

I have professional reasons to use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I contact you, that with your consent, present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family members as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email johnliddingtonqc111@live.com for further details.

Regards,
John Liddington.
Speechly Bircham LLP
6 New Street Square
London EC4A 3LX
Tel: +44 70-359-25594
Fax: +44 70 0596-1152
DX 54 Chancery Lane.
N.B: When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011 and my number (+44 70-359-25594). That is (011-44 70-359-25594). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

February 24, 2011 at 3:24 am
(53) rhyse says:

I got this message today… I think if these people were smart they would lure the unsuspecting idiot in by using a much smaller inheritance amount.

My scammer is alot lazier than everybody else, short and too the bs point.

I hope Karma is a bitch and these dirty bastards die in a car crash with their families.

I am Simon Safi an attorney to the late Mr. Mark ******, who died in a car crash with his family in London on November 5th 2001 and left behind a deposit of (GBP9.8million) here in a bank and I hereby seek your consent to present you as the next of kin since you have the same last name and I have the documents that would confer you the legal right for the claim. Please contact me via my details below and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction which will be done legally and risk free.

Best Regards,
Simon Safi.
Phone: +447587719217.
Email: simonsafi@hotmail.com

March 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm
(54) Star says:

I too received an email from this idot & its the same thing just changed names!It was also my married name not my Maiden! But its fine cuz after reading all these comments,he became a huge joke to us,we had a great laugh! We want to say that we know they’ll be fees & then ask him for his account#,ha,ha! We just want to mess with this man/woman!

March 2, 2011 at 9:31 am
(55) shane blewitt says:

i just received this email:

Attn: Shane Blewitt ,

I am Simon Safi an attorney to the late Mr. Mark Blewitt, who died in a car crash with his family in London on November 5th 2001 and left behind a deposit of (GBP9.8million) here in a bank and I hereby seek your consent to present you as the next of kin since you have the same last name and I have the documents that would confer you the legal right for the claim. Please contact me via my details below and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction which will be done legally and risk free.

Best Regards,
Simon Safi.
Phone: +447587719217.
Email: simonsafi@hotmail.com

( i have relatives in london so i called my grandfather to see if he had a brother named mark blewitt he didnt i also asked him if he had any family die from a car crash in london on the date stated he also said that he didnt )

March 8, 2011 at 12:47 am
(56) RyanY2009 says:

lol i got an email that is actually pretty crazy cause i have a family member name mark and he went missing years ago…mine was from a john liddinton and it gave the addy, the fax number, the phone number, and his personal e-mail…lol….lame!!!

March 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm
(57) JSlo says:

I got the one from John Liddington too. What is scary is that they were at least smart enough to use an actual Lawyer from the law firm Speechly Bircham (I looked him up) but not smart enough to create an actual name… they left mine as Mr. Mark even though you can see from a previous post (where they left is Mr. Mark “Lastname”) that they are supposed to make up a last name to enter. I’m sure some people fall for this, but I don’t see how people don’t just ignore all unsolicitated email these days.

March 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm
(58) Jay says:

Hello !

I just received an eerily similar scam request — but this one came in an actual, snail-mail, posted letter. The solicitor here claims to be “Timothy Tau”. When googled, what appears to be an actual law firm of that name (in London) popped up.

Buyer Beware !!!

March 20, 2011 at 11:38 am
(59) heather says:

it happened to me too. he used peter bond as his name

March 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm
(60) Barbie says:

I got the same exact email from a guy named peter bond. and i looked up the date of the “accident” and got this site!! wow these people arent very smart if they keep putting the same date on very persons email they send! these kinds of people need to go to hell!!

March 27, 2011 at 10:54 pm
(61) Alban Schellekens says:

I today received a variation on this from John Liddington, neither via email nor snailmail, but through Facebook. Indeed, they use the identity of an existing Lawyer, but they also put a generic picture on his profile, which is not the same as one found on the firms website and directory.

I have decided to try and contact the firm and alert them to this scam, perhaps, as the employers of a person who’s id is being used, and as the firm who’s name is being used, they may be best equipped to move the issue forward.

April 4, 2011 at 8:35 am
(62) Sandy says:

Yes, me too. I’m so grateful for this website! I was attracted to the idea of having millions of dollars! But when my English/Indian lawyer, Timothy Tau, asked me for a check for $1,800. to process the claim, I got uncomfortable. If it hadn’t been for this website, I would either have lost my money or wondered forever if I hadn’t forfeited my chance at being a millionaire!
I just wanted to add the name of the finance co. that Timothy was working with, also obviously in retrospect in on the scam: Alliance Finance PLC, New Street, St. Helier, Jersey JE4, UK — Dr. Neil Freeman, Director of Foreign Operations. Thanks again.

April 6, 2011 at 6:21 pm
(63) Dee says:

I got a scam email to day and i want to thank everyone that posted there scam emails. I got one from john liddington form londen and there was two up there math pretty much word for word the dates might been a little off. and he was asking for 30% and said i would get 60% i thought it was funny the guy couldnt do math he’s missing 10% lol… but thanks again.. I tryed posting the scam email but it was too long to post… Its a little upseting that i wouldnt be geting all that money… But I am so happy for this web site..

May 7, 2011 at 10:27 pm
(64) Mr. LawyerMan says:

Here is an email I was recently sent:
I am Charles Meek, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Patrick Leibman hereinafter referred to as my client. My client and his immediate family members died in a car in East London on the 5Th of November 2007. He was a Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and Left behind a deposit of Four Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pound Sterling only (£4.8million) with a bank. I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail.
I have professional reasons to use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I contact you, that with your consent, present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family members as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email charlesmeek1macfarlanes@hotmail.co.uk for further details.
Regards.
Charles Meek
Macfarlanes LLP
20 Cursitor Street
London EC4A 1LT
Direct Dial:+44-702-404-2169
Direct Dial:+44-702-405-8386
Direct Fax-+44-844-774-7781
N.B
When calling, dial your country calling code which is 011+my number (44 702 404 2169). That is (011 44 702 404 2169). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

May 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm
(65) Mr.LawyerMan says:

In an attempt to find out more, I Googled Patrick Leibman, I came up with no leads. I did not stop there. I then decided to search for this supposed Mr Meek, I came up with this:
http://www.legal500.com/firms/2161/offices/338/lawyers/3945

I have surmised that this Charles Meek may in fact be a legitimate lawyer, but this is not the same Charle

s Meek, as he does not have the same email. I can confirm that his identity was used as the picture on this site matches the one attached to the message sent to me

I replied to the email as such:
Dear Mr. Meek:
I am sorry to hear that Patrick has passed away. I have tried to maintain contact with that side of the Family, but sometimes
busy schedules do not allow for such. I cannot call you currently, as I am in the process of undergoing a testing period for a new piece of mining machinery
known as a X-Lasecks. Anyways, back to the matter at hand. I have contacted my family regarding this
tragedy, and have deliberated with my lawyer as to what I will do. I am sending a representative of my firm L & L Enterprises. Mr J.W. Duncan shall be arriving sometime within the next 2-3 days, and will be bringing all necessary paper work. If at all possible, I would like the money to be
transferred within three days of Mr. Duncan’s Arrival. Should this not work, my associate in London, Terrance Bower will be meeting with Duncan on Wednesday of this next week. Should there be any discord, he will have my full approval to head the next stage of this process, and will proceed any necessary “acts of Law” required to receive what is rightfully mine.

With All Regards,
Gerald H. Leibman

May 24, 2011 at 2:13 pm
(66) Jennifer says:

Hi,my husband and I got one yesterday identical to these here.Can we report this scam somewhere?

May 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm
(67) Aidan says:

Man, I just got the same as many people here, but I looked up the person they mentioned that had my last name in a car crash. Never existed, then I looked up the barrister’s name, it was real, but I also found this site.
I new it was a scam, but seeing my families name was weird. Hope they got caught. Thanks guys…

June 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm
(68) Melissa says:

Subject: NEXT OF KIN.
Message: Good Day,

This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am John Liddington, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5Th of November 2007.

My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£9.8million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances.

….

Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email johnliddington31@hotmail.com for better confidentiality and send to me your telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact number is +44-703-592-5594 . If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.

Regards,
John Liddington.
Speechly Bircham LLP
6 New Street Square
London EC4A 3LX
Tel: +44 20 7617-7408
Fax: +44 70 0596-1152
DX 54 Chancery Lane.
N.B: When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011 and my number ( +44-703-592-5594 ). That is (011-44-207-617-7408). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

Seems to be the same… just a different name for the lawyer!

June 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm
(69) sally says:

…and I got one the other day that sounds just like all these…as the caying goes ‘if it sounds too good to be true, it proberbly is’ !! ha!

August 15, 2011 at 10:19 pm
(70) Sonya says:

I received the same email except he used the name Aaron Carter and did not specifically use my last name, he only said the deceased and myself have a similar last name. Wow is all i can say!

August 30, 2011 at 2:03 pm
(71) Katrina Pelters says:

wow, I got the same email, thank you for putting this information up. I was not taken but more intrigued. I work in computer forensics so I did some searching. I guess I should not be surprised at what people will do to get money.

October 25, 2011 at 3:40 am
(72) becky says:

My email is again almost exactly the same:

I am Christopher Berkeley, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Patrick hereinafter referred to as my client. My client and his immediate family members died in a car in East London on the 5Th of November 2007. He was a Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and Left behind a deposit of Four Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pound Sterling only (£4.8million) with a bank. I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail.

I have professional reasons to use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name. I contact you that with your consent present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family member as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email christopherberkeley.pinsentmasons@w.cn for further details.

Christopher Berkeley
Pinsent Masons LLP
30 Crown Place
Earl Street
London EC2A 4ES
Direct Dial:+44-703-591-3673
Direct Dial:+44-702-404-2169
Direct Fax:+44-844-774-7781

N.B
When calling, dial your country calling code which is 011+my number (44 703 591 3673). That is (011 44 703 591 3673). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

I did alot of researching when i received this today. Now I am on this website. I am in such a horrible situation that I need to get out of and I was so hopeful. I am so thankful to have found this website. I hope they feel really good about themselves. :(

December 7, 2011 at 10:21 am
(73) UKCowboy74 says:

Yeah I just got this with the amount as 9.8 Million I did reply to it but my reply went

As a Metropolitan Police Officer in the City of London I am unaware of any such Accident in November of 2007 could you therefore Contact me at Hackney Police Station where I will discuss the details with you.

Your’s Sgt (Name Omitted)

LOL See if I get a reply back

December 9, 2011 at 2:49 am
(74) Gale says:

I was a 9.8 million spam reciever myself (these past few days,and he sent it a few times),I didn’t know it was a scam till I saw this website. It kinda threw me off!Like a fool I replied to the scamer and said I thought they have the wrong person,I never heard of the Mr MarK.I don’t know much of my husbands side of the family,but never heard of that name out of my husbands mouth.! I feel so STUPID and want to crawl in a hole!! I should have went with my gut instinks instead of second quessing it,it was telling me this wasn’t real.I wasn’t sure what to think.My Grandmother came from over from there when she was a little girl,but they used my married name as the next of ken,I wasn’t sure if it was from my husband family tree,or if he looked up my last name through my Grandma’s side. :{ Stupid me gave out the phone number.(I feel like a fool now) I am glad I found this website to see I was being scamed..Doesn’t help me in feeling too smart thou! Especially when I gave out my number and opened my mouth about my maidon name! Gesssh this is going to kick me in the butt :(

January 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm
(75) JayJay says:

Today I had received a text on my personal cell phone at 9:56am it says” you are the next-of-kin to the late Craig and family contact me for details nair_bolan@yahoo.com.my Bolan Nair his attorney”
I decided to contact him not knowing that this was a scam. I have heard of the Nigerian scams where they take your money not ones that claim to give you money! I then received this e-mail from him.

to help others from this scam I am going to paste a few sections at a time as this site only allows up to 2000 characters.
thanks JayJay

January 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm
(76) JayJay says:

continuation
Hello,
Please read carefully as I am going to explain in details why I mailed you. I have since carried out a search on my late client actual extended family ties and which efforts have been to no avail and hence my contacting you. I had contacted you to solicit your honest assistance in profiling funds belonging to my late client. I want you to consider the details so you could understand the fuller reasons I need your co-operation.
My text to you was written as a matter of last resort because of the circumstances surrounding this claim right now. He lived most of his years here in the Malaysia but traveled often. I served as his private attorney for the last eleven years preceding his death, just after the birth of Katharine. Craig migrated into Malaysia a long time ago as an orphan.
I know you may not be anyway related to my client but you need to understand the main reason I contacted you. After the death of my late client, I was informed by the finance company to search for any member of his extended family to put up a claim, or who could be so represented as managers or trustees for his deposited funds with them which stands due to the fact that he died with his immediate family members in an auto mobile crash on the 5th of November 2006.

January 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm
(77) JayJay says:

again continued:
After preliminary efforts of search that came to no avail, I was given an ultimatum to look for someone to come for the claim or have the funds liquidated and made serviceableness in accordance with existing laws because it will be assumed that no member of his family is alive. However, it might interest you to know that, after a thorough investigation in the finance company, I found out that some members of the company are currently planning to divert this fund in their selfish interest and only want to use the excuse that since I am not able to look for someone to make the claim, the money should be made serviceableness and that means reverting the fund to the Government while the company retains a percentage of it. After unraveling their plans and professional consideration on my part, I decided to look for someone credible, with the same last name with my late client, to apply for this claim due to the fact that I have at my possession some legal documents which are very important and which might be requested by them and which, can only be provided by my chambers since they have since been with me.
I feel and know that you will be able to make this claim SUCCESSFULLY because of your last name which is the same as that of my late client’s and as a result of this I do not want the company to be aware that I contacted you first in order to prevent them from going into much investigations on whom you actually are and that can put the success of this transaction on the line. I want you to be rest assured that this is legal with no risk involved, since all the legal documents that give you the right to make the claim is available.

January 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm
(78) JayJay says:

and again…
This is a deal I am offering you and I want you to know that it requires only a mature mind to understand all I am saying and I believe you are mature enough which is the reason I am going further. I am taking my time to explain all these to you now because I want you to see the reasons why my name should never be mentioned any time you are discussing with the members of the company and why this transaction has to be kept really confidential in order for us to be able to achieve our goals neatly. Note that there is a legal reason for the confidentiality of this transaction because of the nature of the transactions and the circumstances surrounding it. I stand a better part of the risk because if at any point, and for any reason, this Finance House becomes aware of my prior contact with you, then I could be held for being in breach of a standard code of conduct which borders on a breach of lawyer/client fiduciary relationship among others and for this reason, I will appreciate if you are very sure you can assist with this and execute this with the required diligence.
NOTE that if they request to know how you came to know that your family member had such an amount of funds with them and who contacted you, which I am not sure they will ask, but in order to be on the safer side, if you are asked, be confident to tell them that the extended family discovered some documents in his archives showing that Craig lodged such funds with them and that is why you have been sent by the paternal family to contact the bank. Anyway, further deliberations will be held on this as we proceed. I want you to know that I have these documents to show to you as proof but I cannot release them for your perusal now for security reasons until I have attained your confidence. I will provide you with any information you need as we proceed.

January 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm
(79) JayJay says:

I want you to be rest assured as this is going to be done in line with the law avoiding anything illegal. I would be protecting you 100% all the way through this transaction. Please bear in mind that you have to be really sure if you are going ahead or not for I do not want to jeopardize the success of this transaction which means so much to me at the moment. I will wait for your response and please do not forget about the discreet nature of this transaction. I will advise you give me a call on +60(10) 321 5668 my private and confidential number.
Take note of the mode of sharing after a second thought, 50% for me 50% for you. If you have gone through this mail and you feel it is well understood, please get back to me telling me if you are willing to go ahead or not so that I can give you the contact of this finance company where this fund is lodged and then inform you of how to proceed.

Regards.
Bolan Nair
Thomas Philip Advocates and Solicitors
5-1, Jalan 22A/70A Wisma CKL,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Tel: +60(10) 321 5668
Email:bolannair@yahoo.com.my

January 4, 2012 at 10:20 pm
(80) JayJay says:

almost done!! …
I did investigate this attorney’s office I called it also and it is real however the phone number for the actual office is NOT the same as what he has provided. The Office number is 011-60-36-201-5678 he then e-mailed me with a profile which was this:
We have to be close in communication and we have to put in our best as this is not expected to come out easy, The late Craig note Peter is the middle name was a citizen of the United-States, but also a citizen of Belgium. Engineer Craig Peter Major a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the Malaysia (54 yrs.’), had a wife named, Maria she was 46 before her death, and his daughter, Katharine (11yrs). He was transferred from Belgium in the year 1988. He was residing at 39-1, Jalan Puteri 5/20, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor D.E. Malaysia. Please try to get used to these information’s before calling the finance company for they will be very useful when you make the call to them, the information’s will be very useful so try to get used to them.

Once again thanks for your willingness to assist me. I will advise you send the Application first before calling to let them know of your sudden intentions, the email address is (hongleong.matthewong@yahoo.com.my) and Mr. Matthew’s direct number is +60 104 235 578. When he is connected to you, I want you to tell him who you are and why you have come, that you have come to claim your late uncle’s fund deposited with them.

January 4, 2012 at 10:21 pm
(81) JayJay says:

If he cares to know how you discovered that your family had such an amount of fund with them, tell him that your family discovered some documents that shows he deposited such amount of fund with them. I know this will come like a surprise to them but I do not think there is anything they can do, because the money does not belong to them. If he wants to know why you have not come for this claim after such a long time, I want you to tell him that you have being very busy with business engagements outside your country and that has kept you away.

Make sure you send the Application before calling and ensure that it is really confidential. I want you to be very calm and composed when you are speaking with Matthew Ong. He knows what they will be requiring as proof so let him ask and I will provide to you whatever he needs so do not bother. If they want to know some of the documents you have to make this claim, I want you to tell him you have the CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT and DEED OF LODGE. These certificates are documents signed on the day the funds were deposited in the finance company.

January 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm
(82) JayJay says:

Note that they are very vital and important documents as it stands as evidence that such fund was kept under their care and that makes it undeniable by them. Tell them you also have the DEATH CERTIFICATE .If they care to know how you got hold of the document tell them that your family discovered the CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT and DEED OF LODGE while going through your uncle’s properties, The DEATH CERTIFICATE was obtained by a private lawyer of yours whom you hired to help you obtain them from the hospital, which they were taken to after the incidence.
I have hired a private lawyer for you his name is Barrister Mohd Bin Achmed. He is a friend of mine and he knows very little on this transaction as it is meant to be very confidential. His job is to act as the medium between you and me as they are not to know that I contacted you. All information passed down to you from me will be through him and it has to be so if anybody cares to know. I think this information is okay for now, make sure you call the finance company first before sending the application.

I just wanted to share my experience with you I know that it was long but this is how far it will get. He called me to tell me that I would get all the money and that he would have to come to Canada to pick up his share… wow!
I then typed in the incorrect spelling of the late person’s occupation and this is when I saw this site and
now know it’s a scam!
Thank you everyone!
JayJay

January 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm
(83) Danielle says:

I got the same email today. Except when mentioning the “dead person”‘s name he called him Mr. Mark. Thats as far as it got. He asked me to commit fraud as well. How can they keep getting away with this?

January 18, 2012 at 10:02 am
(84) Cars in South Africa says:

I enjoy, lead to I discovered just what I was taking a look for. You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

January 21, 2012 at 10:13 am
(85) Maria L Feemster says:

Thanks so much for posting the Information regarding the scam. These guys just don,t quit. My Husband actually recieved the E-mail and asked me to look into it. I immediately knew it was a scam. How stupid do these people think we are. Looking back at all the people who have received this letter It amazes me it has been going on still. Wow. Well They have a Judgement Day coming…Shame on them….

January 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm
(86) Lucky man says:

Here is one I got…

Hello,

I am Derek Kerr, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr.Robert who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5th of November 2010 and Left behind a large deposit of money in a bank here in the UK (2.4 Million Pounds). As his attorney the finance company contacted me to provide his Next of kin. I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased man since you both have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then the both of us can share the money, 40% to me and 60% to you. Please get back to me on my private email: derekkerr_lambchambers@shqiptar.eu for further details.

NOTE: All corresponding emails should be directed to this email: derekkerr_lambchambers@shqiptar.eu

Regards.

Derek Kerr QC
Lamb Building
Temple
London
EC4Y 7AS

Phone: +44 702 407 4628

N.B
When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011+my number (+44 702 407 4628). That is (011-44 702 407 4628). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

February 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm
(87) sharon curtis says:

This is exactly the same one….lol all i know is alot of people die in east london…………im never going there……lol

February 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm
(88) harald mossle says:

It’s still ongoing today 13-2-2012 i received the email with Ian Ridd LLP as sender.

March 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm
(89) tim says:

yes i have just recieved an email from ian ridd… what is this scam about?

March 6, 2012 at 8:09 am
(90) MARY says:

I GOT SAME ONE FROM IAN RIDD AND TOLD HIM I AM RETIRED NUN WITH NO MONEY~~~ HE IS CONTINUING THE SCAM..

April 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm
(91) elise says:

I got one today from a Richard gerrald est LOL I did contact him then realized that I needed to research this a bit n then got to this web site. Good grief makes the 2nd time I’ve been into sumthing fraudulent. At least this time I didn’t send them n e money LOL this world is soooooooooooo frigging messed up and God always gets the bad Guy always. U go to hell for
stealing g same as u do lying LOL hope its good n hot there LOL

April 13, 2012 at 3:29 pm
(92) Dianne says:

It’s still ongoing. My letter was from Richard Ferguson, UK lawyer. He died on July 26th. 2009. At times it is a blessing that most information is just a few stokes away.

April 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm
(93) Bill says:

We received a similar letter in the mail a few months ago from Robert Reeds Solicitors, England. We immediately realized that it was a scam.
Beware they are not only using the internet but also the postal service.
If these people would only put this amount of time and energy into something legitimate they would surely have a success, rewarding future.

May 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm
(94) Frances says:

Thanks for posting – I just received a similar letter (in the mail). I started to break a sweat as I thought 6 million dollars would come in handy. It was a fun moment!

May 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm
(95) Me says:

I just got a message say n almost wat was sent 2 u…dumb pp have nothing better 2 do

May 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm
(96) Joslyn says:

Wow I can not believe these people I just received one very similar as to the one you have, the family in mine died in a car crash March 25 2005 in East London and I was to receive 40% of E9.4 I am thankful that I am not this stupid to fall into something like this.

June 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm
(97) David Toynton says:

I also received an email with similar contents. The Heir was to receive 9.8 million dollars. Really f*****g amazing!

June 22, 2012 at 12:55 am
(98) Serah says:

I received the same email as Alex in (16) above. but the Solicitor’s name changed to Stephen Jones and off course the dead person has my last name on it.

I wish they could go to hell!

June 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm
(99) Christy says:

I just got a text message on my phone saying that my uncle who passed away in 2001 left me an inheritance of 9.8 million pounds & to email rwc@Hotmail.com for more information on how to proceed with collecting my money. I knew It was a scam, it wasn’t even addressed to my name or any name for that matter lol.

July 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm
(100) Jamie says:

Wow, I new it was a scam but called to ream them out and give them unfilled threats because the internet is obviously like the wild west. Not enough laws yet and premature for everyone involved. The joke was on me I yelled for 5 mins and got a $25 dollar phone bill. They got me

July 26, 2012 at 12:00 am
(101) Heather says:

wow… I just recieved an email with the EXACT same message except it was from a William Buckaway, a solicitor at law in the U.K. Saying that his unnamed client died with his family in a plane crash on aug 14, 2005 and he found no heirs, then found me and since we had ‘similar’ last names he wanted me to split the 16 million pounds with him 60-40. I was like what? It woulda been awesome if it were true considering I’m in need of money bad! But then I found this…. I’m really disappointed to say the least although I knew this was a scam.

August 2, 2012 at 9:56 am
(102) Pong-Rasy says:

Wow! I think I would be a millionaire in the future after I read a scam message from William Powell. At a first time, I accepted a request to be friend in my Skype account. After accepting, he contacted me and convinced me to involve with him to withdraw huge money, 5.9 million pound from a finance company. Later I gave him my email address because I want to see what is next. After getting my email address, he wrote me a long message convincing me to contact to the finance company by using a request form. I know this clearly that is a scam, but I want to play something around with this. At the end I will report this immediately.

August 9, 2012 at 12:57 am
(103) Edith says:

I received the one Bridgette received today 9th August 2012. They are the same word by word except for the surname of Mr.Mark.

August 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm
(104) Barry Sloan says:

Hello I just received the very same e mail today, 08-15-2012. Figured it was a scam, I Google it and found you. Thank You for posting all the information and history.

September 4, 2012 at 11:03 pm
(105) nik says:

my grandfather recieved a letter very similar to this in the mail the other day, figured id do some research for him on the internet considering he is 86 years old and has no idea how to use a computer. the letter was actually sent from london englad from a richard walters who is an actual attornery for wills in london, england according to the website, however i googled the road that this supposed accident happened on, to find out it did not exist. needless to say these people need to get lives and not prey on 86 men, thankfully my grandfather has family that cares!

September 24, 2012 at 9:03 pm
(106) Mary says:

The scramers are back. Using the name Mark Klein from GB. Poor Uncle Richard and family die in car crash 2001. Leaving me 9.8 milion in Britian Pounds. Sad thing is I don;t have an Uncle Richard.
I told them to send me 1 million in US dollars as a retainer for using my name. I’m waiting on a reply. I will hold my breathe, not. LOL
GB get your people inlne.

September 25, 2012 at 5:34 am
(107) Bob says:

I recieved a letter last Week,Even though it was sent to My old address,It eventually found Me.
It was from a Mr Neo Constantinides,representing Focus Kuhn Loeb Group,Informing Me of an account with $18m in it belonging to someone with the same Family name as Myself,and that should I be willing to show certain proof of claim,He would be willing to share it with Me.
It taught Me something though,I never knew that after 40 Years I could still make such good paper aeroplane’s.

October 8, 2012 at 12:50 am
(108) guen, philippines says:

Thank you so much for posting this comments. I have the same scenario of letters and I google your name and seems that the person behind this letter scam were all the same. how can this one be put at large so that no innocent people will be the next victim.

October 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm
(109) Alex Shep (RUSSIA) says:

Next Of Kin

16 окт. в 23:43
Barry Adamson
подробнее
Dear Sir/Madam,

This is a personal letter directed to you and I request that it should be treated as such. I am Barry Adamson Esq, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to my late client, who died in a car crash with his immediate family on the 5th of Nov 2005. Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with an intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. More so, I have received official letters in the last few weeks suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws by the financial institution in which my client deposited the sum of £9.8m GBP. The board of directors of the company now adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next official fiscal quarter or forfeit the money as an unclaimed fund.

The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree to confiscate the funds but after an investigation into the finance company, I found out that some members of the company wants to divert this fund into their private accounts for their own selfish interest and only want to use the excuse of my inability to look for a relative to achieve their goal.
By virtue of my closeness to the deceased, I am very much aware of my client’s financial standing and had thought it unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country and the finance company where it is lodged. I have reasoned very professionally and I feel it will be legally proper to present you as the next of kin of my deceased client, which is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear the same last name, I was urged to contact you to crave your participation …….

Blablabla

Sincerely,

Barry Adamson. Esq.
Attorney At Law

November 5, 2012 at 7:40 am
(110) charles sebastian says:

I`m getting a lot of emails, most of them are seemed to be of scam . This week I got an email from no where and they said that they want to send me $22000000 US dollars. now they need my banking account number so that they can deposit those money for me. And they needs me to use those money by supporting who are in needs like the widows and the orphanage

November 22, 2012 at 7:33 am
(111) Mr J Insall says:

The ‘Focus Kuhn Loeb Group’ scam is now being carried out via the Royal Mail. You will receive a letter ( 1st class ) containing a sheet of plain unheaded A4 paper asking you to telephone 00852 3973 3835.
It claims to be a Hong Kong business but the letter is posted in the UK!

December 1, 2012 at 9:13 am
(112) Tryphose says:

I received an email similar to this just today! I thought it was extremely odd since I’m a 16 year old girl & the letter was sent to me from somebody at the university of Portland, yet it told me to contact a Scott Kissinger :/

December 9, 2012 at 9:46 pm
(113) tanya says:

I to have just received one of these type of e-mails, the wording was slightly different from those above, but it had the same pattern!

Thank you for this kind of information available on the web, if only people would do a little research!

December 16, 2012 at 4:13 am
(114) Denise Van Hoose says:

here is mine, NEXT OF KIN
Hide Details

From

Christopher Berkeley

To

denisevanhoose@yahoo.com

cberkeley27@yahoo.com has sent you the following via YouSendIt
I am Christopher Berkeley, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Patrick hereinafter referred to as my client. My client and his immediate family members died in a car in East London on the 5Th of November 2007. He was a Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and Left behind a deposit of Four Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pound Sterling only (£4.8million) with a bank. I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail.

I have professional reasons to use a legal means to present a next of kin of my deceased client. This is legally possible and would be done in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name. I contact you that with your consent present you to the “Trustee” as my late client’s family member as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client. Please get in touch with me by my alternative email christopherberkeley.pinsentmasons@w.cn for further details.

Christopher Berkeley
Pinsent Masons LLP
30 Crown Place
Earl Street
London EC2A 4ES
Direct Dial:+44-703-591-3673
Direct Dial:+44-702-404-2169
Direct Fax:+44-844-774-7781

N.B
When calling, dial your country calling code which is 011+my number (44 703 591 3673). That is (011 44 703 591 3673). You can also confirm the code from your service provider.

December 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm
(115) leigh says:

Yep just got the same type of scam email except the solicitor’s name is James something and it is for a much larger amount. I almost fell for it as I am a british citizen living in the united states. But i figured i would have known about a relative that passed in a car crash march 4th 2005 ad i still have a lot of family in the UK. It is very disheartening that this person or people play on other people like this I’m sure their is people out there that do fall victim to this evil person. I might play along with this person but obviously not give any real person info. I will post later a.d let you all know how it goes. Lmao

January 27, 2013 at 11:51 am
(116) lidija says:

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January 27, 2013 at 11:51 am
(117) lidija says:

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February 11, 2013 at 10:08 pm
(118) A.H. says:

Too similar to those above… CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL
This is a confidential proposal directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual
benefit to us. I am Gary Summers, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to a deceased client of my chambers who shares a similar surname with you, who worked as an independent
oil magnate in my country, but died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 9Th of April 2006. My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Marathon Oil Corporation here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Twelve Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterlingonly (£12.8million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances….

…Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please send your telephone and fax numbers to me,to enable us discuss further if this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.

Regards.
Gary Summers

February 22, 2013 at 4:54 am
(119) Marlene says:

Received this email today, even though I responded with a basic ‘bugger off’ two days ago. Persistent bugger isn’t he!! EDITED as too long.

Hello Marlene King,

Thank you for your quick response.I am sending this mail for you to better understand this proposal so that we can both work together and recover this fund. I am not too sure if you are related to the named Robert.M.King,but the circumstance surrounding this claim has necessitated this immediate contact.I am willing to send preliminary details to you via email as hereunder,I therefore request that you go through the details below for a better understanding of this possible joint venture.

My mail to you was written as a matter of last resort because of the very peculiar circumstances surrounding this claim. Mr.Robert.M.King, was an oil merchant and he had oil dealings around Europe and the Middle East. He died in 2002 at54,along side his wife, Maria 45, with their two sons, Michael (25 yrs) and Kenneth (18 yrs).

Robert had left no possible trace of any of his close relative with me; he lived most of his years in the U.K and Cyprus but traveled often. I served as his private attorney for the last six years preceding his death, and I had known the family a little while before then. Mr. Robert .M.King live in England for some timesit to search for any member of his extended family to put up a claim, or who could be so represented as managers or trustees for his deposited funds with them which stands at over 6.8 million GBP due to the fact that he died with his immediate family members.

Kind Regards.

Barrister Steven Walker
Cell +447035914958
Fax:+448720236096

February 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm
(120) Valery says:

if anything i better be getting 70% and he could get 30%.
Confidential Business Proposal
This business proposal is confidential and I request that it be treated as such. It is specifically directed to you and I must solicit
your Confidentiality on it. I assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit to us.
I am Aaron Woodruff, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to a deceased client of my chambers who
shares a similar surname with you, who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, but died in a car crash with his
family on the 6th of January 2006. The accident occurred in East London.
My late client a former oil well Pumper working with Marathon Oil Corporation here in the United Kingdom and had Left
behind a deposit of Ten Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£10.8million) with a bank. I have all vital documents that would confer you the
legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at
£10.8million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount is
lodged.
My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family
Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 7 years now
I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the
advantage, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and
40% to you.
Aaron Woodruff
aarnwdruff@rogers.com

February 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm
(121) Tom says:

hi guys i receive the same e mail today.. i gave my number to them and than i saw this site i am worried that they will miss use my phone number.
its a scam!! i came to know from here thank you

March 3, 2013 at 4:34 am
(122) ZoeyHeart says:

I recieved the same email this morning, only my scammer was too lazy to use my relatives name and just called him “my client with the same surname” . What I wouldnt do with 12 mil pounds… But I know better and it is a married name from a very prolific family. So I thought I’d google it and see who else is getting the same. Very interesting indeed.

March 11, 2013 at 10:22 am
(123) Geoff says:

I got an email from Scott Kissinger, similar-type email. Of course, I knew it was a scam before I even opened the PDF (which I did with Google Online rather than execute that on my own system).

I was interested in the email address as it came from a “frescounited.org” which is from a school district in Fresno, CA, USA. Anyway, just junk, thought I’d quickly Google it. Brought me here. ’nuff said.

March 17, 2013 at 2:17 am
(124) linda says:

Edited to fit here
This is the 3rd email I’ve received from this guy in less than a week. What is really sad about it, is that my husband actually passed away on April 22, 2010. I hope someone finds a way to stop these people,

I am Barrister Lewis Bamber,a legal practitioner and the personal Attorney to Mr.Roll —, a national of your country here in after referred to as my client. My client and his family were involved in the 21st April 2010 fatal auto crash here in London England, United Kingdom[UK] in which people were burnt to death and unfortunately my client and his family lost their lives.

My late client left behind a deposit of Eight Million seven hundred thousand pounds only (£8.7million with a finance company

The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of 1996 to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given to me. But after an investigation in the finance company, I found out that some members of the company wants to divert this fund into their private accounts for their own interest and only want, to use the excuse
kin of the deceased since you have the same last name, so that the proceeds of this account valued at £8.7 Million pounds can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money, 50%to me and 50% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same last.
I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please contact me via my details below and send to me your telephone numbers to enable us discuss further on this transaction which will be done legally and risk free. My phone number is +447924429339 if this proposal is acceptable by you; do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you;I await your urgent response.

Best Regards,
Lewis Bamber.
Phone: +447924429339.
lewisbamber@hotmail.com
PLEASE TREAT AS ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENTIAL.

March 30, 2013 at 2:41 am
(125) Natasha says:

This is what i received

Business Proposal

This business proposal is confidential and I request that it be treated as such. It is specifically directed to you and I must solicit
your Confidentiality on it. I assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit to us.

I am Aaron Woodruff, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to a deceased client of my chambers who
shares a similar surname with you, who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, but died in a car crash with his
family on the 6th of January 2006. The accident occurred in East London.

My late client a former oil well Pumper working with Marathon Oil Corporation here in the United Kingdom and had Left
behind a deposit of Ten Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£10.8million) with a bank. After the
death of my client, the Bank contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune; this
according to them is their policy in sure circumstances.
Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives
whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to
inform the Bank about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin.

So on…..

If it were to be scam, then no harm done to me! :)

April 4, 2013 at 5:10 am
(126) Vicki says:

Help please.
Can any confirm if this is Bank of England agent bank account.

BANK HSBC
Intl bank acct # GB18MIDL40205570097292
Branch identifier code MIDLGB2193U
Acct # 70097292
Sort code 40-20-55
Bank Address Royal Avenue
Belfast UK BT1 1FB
Beneficiary Mr Osezele Okodugha
address 11 Northwood Drive
Antrim BT15 3QN UK

April 10, 2013 at 2:21 am
(127) Tabitha says:

I just received a strikingly same email as well using my married name also from a Scott Kissinger and mine involved a plane crash that actually did happen on aug 5 2009! Glad I seen this when googling this guys name! I have enough telemarketers and other weirdos calling about scams on my social security number about a pending law suit that I know I don’t have and the people calling are clearly not professional in any sense because you aren’t suppose to leave a private information on an answering machine or voicemail.. These scams artists are getting smarter and more tricky! Make sure u do any research possible before ever giving out any personal information that may give them a way to steal ur identity or clean out ur bank account! And thank you all for posting your letters for others that have received similar ones so people can see how they all match up in some way and see that it is all a scam! I have to say tho they are getting very creative and doing a lot of research before sending such emails!

April 18, 2013 at 11:05 pm
(128) Nick Lupo says:

From Scott Kissinger Esq

There was a plane crash Aug. 2006 and the oil milionnaire from the UK and his family died in a plane crash. to split 60-40 16 million British pounds.

May 10, 2013 at 5:27 am
(129) beatrice says:

My name is Steven Richard . Family attorney to Late Engr Brickle. Mrs. Brickle informed me on your good intention to save the $22 million . As the family attorney i assure you the best of my service for the success of the $22 million in your account as dominated by Mrs.Brickle.

In the attachment are my identifications. I am married with 3 children . Please i don’t know if you can come to London on or before 3 days to present your self before the British court probate registry for the change of ownership of the $22 million in your name.

If you cannot come to London you will have to scan any of your valid identification and email it to me. I will use it to prove your existence before the British court probate registry to secure the documents for the transfer of the $22 million in your name.

You decide on the 2, because we have no time for delay. If you cannot make it to London then you have to scan your identification and email it to me immediately together with your full address contact and phone number.

I will like to know from you if you country will demand for tax when the $22 million is transferred to your account.

I expect to hear from you immediately . Mr. Brickle is in the hospital and she have an operation by next week. I hope your family will put her in prayer .My family has been praying for her.

Thanks very much for being there for Mrs. Brickle.

Thanks

Steven Richard Esq

May 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm
(130) Dr Yves Krähenbühl says:

I just received the following message on my facebook mail box:

Dear Kraehenbuehl,

I guess you will be surprise to receive this email from me since we do not know each other before. I’m Barrister Marcus Martins, Private lawyer to Late Mr. Michael Kraehenbuehl, a national of your country, who used to work as the Director of Petroliers Total Benin On the 27th of May 2008 my client and his family were involved in an auto Crash unfortunately lost their lives, my client had an account valued at about Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars deposited in a Bank here Cotonou Benin Rep. Please send me the below information so I can give you more details

Your Full Name
Your Address
Your Age
Your Occupation
Your Position
Your Telephone and Mobile For Communication Purpose.

Contact me via my email ID: marcus_lawchambers@ymail.com Cell: +229 9979 9998

Regards,
Barrister Marcus Martins.

May 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm
(131) Case says:

OMB I got the same email with different wordings ugh I replied to then asking how they got my email smh people trying to scam.

Attention,

I’m sorry to encroach on your privacy in this manner.I am contacting you
again,regarding a substantial amount of inheritance funds belonging to my late
client whom you share the same SURNAME with,which will be easy to front of you
as his next of kin Please email me for more
information.

Regard

Daniel

May 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm
(132) josh says:

I got the same emailas most. amount was 12.8 million pounds and the lawyers name was paul bogan,

June 5, 2013 at 7:59 am
(133) H.G. says:

I just NOW received this text:

“Your uncle who just died left behind a deposit of 9.8 GBP for you as his next of Kin, write me email: esqmarkkegan@live.com so I can send you.”

Thanks for this article and exposing these Scams.

June 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm
(134) Michelle says:

I also recieved an email. The only information they have of mine is my email address. My question is.. Is there any way they can hack my emails? What can I do to make sure that doesnt happen?

June 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm
(135) Amber Strange says:

Hey, i a sixteen year old and I received an email today similar to the ones you guys received, but much more simple, it said:

I need you to be the next-of-kin to late Patrick Strange, who died on November 5, 2009 in car crash here in London, He left behind bank deposit.I am his lawyer David Waterfield.

It is not as detailed as the ones above, but I felt I should be weary of it. Can you guys give me some advice of what to do..It would be very much appreciated.

June 19, 2013 at 11:26 am
(136) Pedro says:

Another version:

Please Dear Mr.XXX

Please can I make a deal with you please?

( I am Miss Ehmy Ashim ),I was engaged to a foreign contractor, whom I had a child for ,In the same year he was attacked in Somaliby rebels.

Before the incident happened ,he shipped some refurbished mining machines to a firm in Monrovia on an agreement to be paid after 3 months upon the receipt (which precisely was to be June 2008) before the incident happened.

And ever since that 2008 ,I have have been thinking that the relative would come to us or contact us ,which as a result ,I opted not to contact the firm till I speak with them to discuss about the debt and how we can shared it thus I can start up a business from which I can carter for my child. but It has taken too long to wait for more time as I believe they don’t know about us.

I decided to come and meet the firm in person ,which I have met the management with aresident lawyer that I hired to assist me .After several meeting , they demanded a letter of surety from the lawyer to enable them release the money to me but the lawyer is demanding to speak with the family before he can sign for the surety ,and there is no way I can get to the family as I never met with them for the first time and I don’t want the lawyer to know of that.

Therefore craving for your cooperation to stand as a relative (by the virtue of your same last name with my fiance ) to speak as the family representative please ,I am willing to offer 25% of the payment to you as a deal and agreement.

Please help me ;there is no risk of any problem, the lawyer just want to speak with the family member to be sure of their knowledge over my pursuit of the payment before he can sign for the payment to me ,and I don’t want to tarry to connect him to the family to avoid misconception.

Please help me ,

Ehmy Ashim.

June 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm
(137) Niamh says:

I just received this message … Except the date was the 9 of April … Stupidly I text them back asking what were they on about.. What is it about ? What can they get from sending stupid messages like this one … Ha usually if it’s to good to be through it proable is :)

June 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm
(138) Tesla says:

I’m 16 and opened up my email today and found a similar email to the ones above. What I would like to know is, how can you tell scams apart from the real thing? Judy you said that your cousin was contacted and that it wasn’t a scam. What made the email credible? I know the email I got was a scam because even though the “solicitor” part checked out when I went to check the accident part I couldnt find anything. However I am worried that somebody may get a legitimate email and delete it in fear that it is a scam. So again I ask, how can you tell the difference from a scam and the real deal?

June 30, 2013 at 6:14 pm
(139) Judy Hedding says:

Hi Tesla,

The wording of these and often the huge amounts involved give these away. If you ever want to research someone who contacts you, use means not included in the email to determine if the firm is real, find alternate phone numbers than those mentioned, etc. Never divulge any personal information – address, phone number, age, or any financial information — during your exploration.

I doubt the solicitor part really checked out. Remember, if you use the phone number or address in the address that is what the scammer depends upon.

August 16, 2013 at 10:19 am
(140) Kaygirl says:

What can these people do as far as income tax purposes on us as individuals here in the states. I received several emails & i made phone calls spoke with people of the mentioned..received bank acct numbers..did someone really collect millions of dollars in my name????

August 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm
(141) Krystle says:

I recieved a similar email as well just a few days ago. I researched the lawyers name that was use and he is a real person. I sent him an email asking him to confirm he has been the person emailing me. Had a feeling. I can’t believe people

September 9, 2013 at 9:39 am
(142) Alexander says:

Hi

I just wanted to report that I just received the “I am Miss Ehmy Ashima” email, the scams continues….by the way, I work in the oil industry, it might be useful for you to know that there is another version of scam where they send fake job offers for Africa (Nigeria) and then request money for visa purposes, obviously they offer big money to make it attractive, watch out!!!!

September 12, 2013 at 11:42 am
(143) Rachel Renteria says:

This morning my 14 year old daughter received an email that left me a bit suspicious on whether this is true or not. It read:

I need you to be the next-of-kin to late Patrick Renteria, who died on November 5, 2009 in car crash here in London, He left behind bank deposit.I am his lawyer John Fordham
hamord225@yahoo.com

Nothing more but that was sent to her. Is this fake or not.
Thank you

September 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm
(144) John says:

Via Royal Mail, dated 29 Sept 2013, from CLANCY BORIS (his caps) regarding a 2007 auto accident, $6 million. Address given: 78nClaverdale Road,London,SW2 2DR. Family ‘facts’ in error Sent to our second home address. I guess they only need a small percentage return to make it pay.

Thanks for this link and the previous comments going back four years
.
P.S. I have a friend who fell for the ‘grandparents scam’ to the tune of $4,000.

October 2, 2013 at 4:17 pm
(145) Georgina says:

LOL, this must be over 10 years old! i got one today – on my iphone! just looked up : esqmarkkegan scam (esqmarkkegan being the fabulous person who is trying desperately to give me 9.8 million pounds!

October 10, 2013 at 9:32 am
(146) Sheldon says:

I received a similar scam note:

—–Original Message—–
From: Paul Walker (JMW) [mailto:court@cox.net]
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:30 AM
To: BLESS
Subject: BENEFICIARY!

This is to inform you that an inheritance was bequeathed in your favour.
Letters were posted to you to this regards, but returned undelivered.
Kindly contact me once you receive this email for more information.
Sincerely.
Barr. Paul Walker

October 20, 2013 at 6:09 pm
(147) Candace says:

Anyone ever get a Walter Lawrence? Andrew Stevens?.. Funny thing is if he is trying to scam me all hell get is 12 dollars in my bank account LMAO

November 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm
(148) Richard says:

I got the same email, almost word for word… I emailed back with all my info … They said we only had 15 business days so we had to move fast or the money would go to the bank and the state… This isn’t word for word but you get the idea . Now I’m basically law abiding and really don’t want to get into trouble as I’m 57 years old and don’t want to spend my twilight years in jail. But 2.4 million split 60/40 60 to me. Wow , I can really use that kind of money and this guy is pretty generous ,that’s rare these days.
So to make a long story short because ,believe me this went back and forth for days… I asked him if he was for real and if he wants me to move fast on this matter ,I would have to take time off of work to get thru all the hoops the bank wants me to jump thru… And believe me the bank wasn’t letting lose of my money without a fight. As you can imagine it went way beyond the 15 business days. Now to keep this claim open and not lose the funds now that it has been 22 or so business days we needed to pay a fee to waive the the past funding date something stupid like that. So I thought there it is , and I knew it , it’s just another f-in scam. I was pissed I now took time off of work that I really couldn’t afford to take off. With my new car payment , insurance , house payment etc….. I’m in trouble . I felt like the biggest dumb sh-t asking my brother for a loan to make ends meet. He asked if I had lost my job and wanted to know why I couldn’t pay my bills. I had to tell him. He said why didn’t you tell me or ask me what I thought about this email ? I explained the Barrister that send me the email asked me to keep our corripondence private and he would trust me to do so. And if it was not something that I felt comfortable with to please just erase it and go on with my life. My brother my great brother lent me the money to pay my bills and said he would look into it.

November 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm
(149) Richard says:

I showed him all the emails and faxed letters sent to the bank and my Barrister so he called the bank and the Barrister …. Well my brother called back a few days later real excited and said this is no scam …. He said he paid the fees to keep the claim open and said the bank faxed him the documents to be signed we signed them and sent them back to the bank and lawyer… Well a few weeks had gone by and haven’t heard from the lawyer, Barrister what ever so I called him long distance of coarse and he asked me to be patient you will be seeing funds soon.. So I’m waiting I’ll let you know how it goes… Richard

November 5, 2013 at 12:07 am
(150) Richard says:

I can’t believe it my cashiers check arrived for $ 1.4 million arrived in my account today . I guess there was no reason to worry . So if you get an email don’t listen to these dummies , skeptics , haters everyone wants to make a buck , especially in these ruff times . Ha take a chance , dont be scared just give them all your information that they ask for… I guess no one on this site went for it . You have to have faith in your fellow Barristers they aren’t all bad. If you want to make it in this world you have to go for it take a chance all or nothing… Trust me ,,, first thing in the morning I’m going shopping for a new , new car and believe me no more Toyotas for me . Maybe I’ll buy a British car in thanks for my good friend and Barrister and the British bankers that have been so good to me… Wow life is good..
I hope all of you reading this learned something tonight , don’t be wimps…
Don’t worry be happy … All your dreams can come true …. Send them your money … Take a chance… No pain no gain…if you can’t trust a stranger who can you trust ??? Richard Don’t believe everything you read….

November 5, 2013 at 12:36 am
(151) Richard says:

Where is my last comment on (150) Richard says
I liked my ending to the story… It’s nice to read about happy ending….
These people aren’t stupid and know I’m kidding ,,, I hope …..
I have to admit I really didn’t know it was a scam and really don’t know how I got to this site , I hope no one falls for these scams out there and I thought my story was obvious it was fiction … Good luck you guys
Richard
P.S. I hope you print my ending

November 12, 2013 at 3:42 pm
(152) Giri Manchala says:

This is the mail i received just now.

Comprehensive information
This business proposal is confidential one and I request that it be treated as such. It is specifically directed to you and I must solicit your Confidentiality
on it. I assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit to us. I am Leonard Blomstrand a solicitor at law. I
am the personal attorney/executor to a deceased client of my chambers who shares a similar surname with you, who was an independent oil magnate in
my country, but died in a car crash with his family on the 8th of October 2006. The accident occurred in East London.

November 14, 2013 at 1:28 am
(153) Chase M says:

Hey look at the one I got! They are getting pretty creative with these scams! Just wanted to post this in case people are searching for keywords on Google or something. Good try Mr. Blomstrand, good try!

Comprehensive information
This business proposal is confidential one and I request that it be treated as such. It is specifically directed to you and I must solicit your Confidentiality
on it. I assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit to us. I am Leonard Blomstrand a solicitor at law. I
am the personal attorney/executor to a deceased client of my chambers who shares a similar surname with you, who was an independent oil magnate in
my country, but died in a car crash with his family on the 8th of October 2006. The accident occurred in East London.
My late client, a former Reservoir Engineer with Marathon Oil Corporation here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Eleven Million
Four Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£11.4million) with a bank. After the death of my client….

………I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage, so that the proceeds of
this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with
the same surname as my late client, but after a little check my instinct told me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary
documents that will be used to back up your claim.
Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this and if this proposal is acceptable by you, send your telephone and fax numbers to my private
email: leondblm@scarlet.be to enable us discuss further on this transaction and do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you. Thanks
for your understanding. Regards, Leonard Blomstrand

December 13, 2013 at 2:18 am
(154) Parker says:

“60% to me and 40% to you” Boom!

CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSITION
I am Andrew Markham, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to a deceased find this possible for the fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality and you bear a similar last name with my late client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I have all vital documents that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at £12.8million can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable to the bank where this huge amount was deposited. I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some bank. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 7 years now.
I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my last client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to contact you. Can I trust you on this? I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your claim.
I guarantee that this will be executed
Do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your understanding.
Best Regards, Andrew Markham

December 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm
(155) Sonia says:

I recieved an email about two days ago and it was from a richard handley stateing that a craighad passed and that we had similar last names and that I could inherit £6.8 million sounds good right well its a fraudulent email a complete scam!

January 13, 2014 at 4:42 pm
(156) Kevin says:

From: “Mrs Rebecca Murray”<info@email.it>
Date: January 13, 2014 at 8:05:56 AM PST
Subject: Good-day to you
Reply-To: <michaellee2014@live.com>

Good-day to you, my name is Mrs. Rebecca Murray am going on a cancer surgery operation today. Contact my lawyer with Qualification number (UKL/FBF1952), tell him that I have WILLED 14.258M to you for the good work of the God, My lawyer Name is Barrister Michael Lee.
Attorney at-Law.
Email: michaellee2014@live.com
Tell; (+44) 7031944003

January 17, 2014 at 12:50 am
(157) Christine says:

Evidently this scam has been going on for years. I received a similar version of it today. Prior to today’s scam I was also getting calls from the “Federal Reserve” telling me the Treasury wanted to give me $8,400.00 for which I had to pay a processing fee of $254.00. The phone calls came in from a variety of different numbers and they did not take “no” for an answer. One day, I played along to speak to “a manager”. When I told him I knew he was scamming and to lose my number, he responded that I did not have to take the money and hung up on me. They have not called back since. The scams are endless but they always charge a fee for processing their claims. A sheriff told me that these people sit in huts in Nigeria and scam phone numbers or use disposable phones to call people over here. She said they are more or less impossible to track down. Seems a waste of our time to give them the time of day.

January 18, 2014 at 11:59 pm
(158) Ines says:

This is the mail I’ve recieved, notice that they write in every language!

Por favor Querida xxxxxxxxxxx
Por favor, puedo hacer que un trato con usted , por favor?
(Yo soy la señorita Ehmy Ashima ) , estaba comprometida con un contratista extranjero , a quien tuve un niño para , en el mismo año fue atacado en Somalia por los rebeldes. Antes de que el incidente ocurrió , él envió algunas máquinas mineras remodeladas a una empresa en Monrovia en un acuerdo para ser pagado después de 3 meses sobre el recibo (que precisamente iba a ser junio de 2008) antes de que el incidente ocurrió. Y desde que el año 2008 , he estado pensando que la relación vendría a nosotros o póngase en contacto con nosotros, lo que , como resultado , opté por no ponerse en contacto con la empresa hasta que yo hablo con ellos para discutir acerca de la deuda y cómo podemos compartido así que puedo poner en marcha un negocio de la que puedo carter para mi hijo. pero ha tomado demasiado tiempo para esperar por más tiempo , ya que creo que no saben acerca de nosotros.
Me decidí a venir y conocer a la empresa en persona , que he conocido a la gestión con un abogado residente que contraté para que me ayude . Después de varias reuniones , exigieron una carta de garantía del abogado que les lanza el dinero a mí, sino el abogado está exigiendo hablar con la familia antes de que pueda firmar por la garantía, y no hay manera de que pueda llegar a la familia , como nunca me reuní con ellos por primera vez y no quiero que el abogado sepa de que .
Por lo tanto ansia por su cooperación para presentarse como un pariente ( por la virtud de su mismo apellido con mi prometido ) para hablar como representante de la familia , por favor , que estoy dispuesto a ofrecer 25 % del pago a usted como un acuerdo y el acuerdo.
Por favor, ayúdame,
Ehmy Ashima

February 13, 2014 at 3:54 pm
(159) Jena says:

I recieved an email from “Barrister Paul Amaru”, whom apparently lives in Togo. Mistake one, no one is going to entrust 11.7 million dollars to an African bank… the economy couldn’t handle it. I’m stringing him along, simply because I find it hilarious how stupid this person could believe me to be. They contacted me via my facebook page through gmail. I searched the gmail address, and it holds no signifigance. Amazes me, really.

February 16, 2014 at 4:43 pm
(160) David says:

This is another version i received.

==========================================

I am Miss Aemi Ashim,Please I want to make a deal with you.

I was engaged to a foreign contractor, whom I had a child for ,In the same year he was attacked by rebels in Somalia.

Before that incident ,he shipped some refurbished mining machines to a firm in Monrovia on an agreement to be paid after 3 months in March 2008.

Ever since 2008 ,I have been thinking ,that the relative would come to us ,which as a result ,I opted not to contact the company until I hear from them ,but It has taken too long that I can’t wait for more time as I believe they don’t know about us

I decided to come to the firm in person this month ,I have met the Manager with a resident lawyer that I hired to assist me ,but the company is insisting that my lawyer should draft a letter of authorization from the family that will empower them to release the money to me since I don’t have any certificate of marriage to stand as the wife.and my lawyer is demanding to speak with the relatives to enable him prepare the authorization letter ,and there is no way I can get to the family as I never met with them for the first time and I don’t want the lawyer to know of that.

Therefore craving for your indulgence to make a deal of 25% of the money for your cooperation ,thus I can introduce you to my lawyer as the brother of my fiance since you have the same surname with him.

Please help me out; there is no risk of any problem, the company has already agreed to pay on a condition of a notarized letter of authorization and It is my lawyer that suppose to draft that ,but insisting to confirm the knowledge of the family to my pursuit of the payment before he can draft it .

Please help me ,I don’t want it to tarry further, to avoid a misconception please.

Aemi Ashim

February 16, 2014 at 5:19 pm
(161) David says:

I believe that I have found the scammer.

This scammer uses Marim Syed as his/her name in Linkedin.

Here is his/her Linkedin ID: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marim-syed/8b/909/252
ID: cl.linkedin.com/pub/marim-syed/8b/909/252

And here is his/her email which s/he uses to scam me: eahmyashima@qq.com

His/Her email address in Linkedin: marim_syed@yahoo.com

I received his/her scam at the same time when s/he was viewing my Linkedin profile. And all my personal information that s/he can find is my weird name which I use only in Linkedin.

February 22, 2014 at 8:15 am
(162) Beverly Weems says:

I received the same letter yesterday but the guys name was Gary Szarmach asking me to keep this confidential. He didn’t give the name of who the person was who died in the car crash. But said his name was the same as mine and my same nationality. Now me being an inquisitive person I ask questions. And I was about to send a reply with the questions how do you know what nationality I am. And why would you get 60% and I get 40%. And how do you know what is my last name is? If you are legit I would need something that proves this is legit. Cause as far as I can see this is a scam. But I didn’t even send the reply. I decided to search that name. And there were sereval people with that last name. So I looked up the Hess Corporation and searched to see if there was any employee from that company who died in car crash in 2009. And that’s when I came across you. I’m not one to be giving up my personal information to stangers like that, I’m going to ask questions and search it out. That’s the good thing about having internet. Some people use it for shady dealings. But it also helps people to keep from getting scammed and being taken advantage of

March 4, 2014 at 9:15 am
(163) Charlie says:

Beverly Weems you are a smart lady I received the exact same email you did. WHAT A SCAM!! I however was foolish enough to reply a question mark with my name and got this as a reply:

I had contacted you to solicit your honest assistance in profiling funds belonging to my

late client. I want you to consider the details so you could understand the fuller reasons

I need your co-operation. My email to you was written as a matter of last resort because

of the circumstances surrounding this claim right now. My late client James De Juan was

an oil merchant and he had oil dealings around Europe and South America. He died at 57

alongside his wife, Erica, 45, and their only daughter, Renee, 12.

March 26, 2014 at 10:17 pm
(164) Katheryne says:

I received this exact E-mail today. I immediately sought out Hess Oil Corporation and then googled “scam” in on it and found your article. I knew from the letter itself it was a scam… there are spelling, punctuation, and lots of grammar mistakes that a business person would never ever make. I hope they snag whoever is responsible for this because I can see a lot of poor people contacting this jerk and getting ripped off. It happens all the time – especially for the elderly and young ones who might not be aware of what to look for. Thanks for posting this Judy. I wish it were a true long lost relative! But like the saying goes… If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

April 2, 2014 at 12:05 pm
(165) Petar says:

Now, yesterday I have received a message on my Linked In account from a person named Chris Brown telling me that he has a business proposition for me. Since Linked In is a real deal, and this guy actually had a profile picture, I guessed it seemed legit cuz’ I receive a few inquires from foreign people asking about some jobs and etc.
Now, the weird part was the one where he wanted my email for the details. I thought OK, maybe he wants it to be done in a private contact. I gave him my email (Homer Simpsons voice, D’oh) and I received a reply shortly which I will paste in this comment. The email stated that my “lastname(Xxxxx)” was his client and that there is a lottery number sums of money waiting bla bla bla. Anyway, point being, my last name is very significant, it’s not widely spread. Everyone with my last name is a cousin or a close relative coming from a same place that dates back in the 1700s. And when someone sends me information about them being dead, especially in accidents in which everyone died, I would know about it. And the info this guy gave me, doesn’t pass. So I was just seconds away from actually replying. And yes, his private email is also name_lastname_randomnumber@hotmail.com, so, just a warning my dear friends, they are using a new strategy, Linked In invitations.
Oh, and one more thing, the minute I gave him my email, he deleted his Linked In account. I actually considered calling the bank in which he “works”, Yorkshire Bank to be precise, but I actually decided to think about it for 2 seconds before making any stupid moves. So, here’s the email.

The first one is the Linked In message I received on my email:

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/541x364q90/843/9828.png

After giving the email, this is the “reply”:

I will post it as a second comment due to the 2000c limit.

April 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm
(166) Petar says:

Part 2:
Good Day Mr Xxxxx,

My proposal is very important to me so please I want you to take the content of this mail very seriously. All I want is an honest business transaction between us. First of all,I will start by introducing myself again. My name is CHRIS BROWN;I am a citizen of the United States. I am currently working with Yorkshire Bank Plc.Uk.

I have been working here for 11 years now,and I have a good working record with my bank. I am also the personal accountant to Engineer (TONY XXXXX),a foreign contractor who has an investment account with my bank with a huge sum of money in it. My late client was a chemical consultant contractor with Royal Dutch until his death in a fatal car accident while at France on sabbatical with his entire family. The accident unfortunately took the lives of the family members comprising of himself,his wife and two kids in the summer of 2007. May their soul rest in perfect peace.Amen. He banked with us here at Yorkshire Bank Plc.Uk and had a very huge sum of money in his account which has still yet not been claimed by anybody as there was no living will in place when he died. The amount of money involved here is £9,649,400 million British Pounds (Nine million, six hundred and forty nine thousand four hundred British Pounds) in account with indefinite interest. Since the death of my client;my bank and I have made several inquiries to his embassy to locate any of his extended family members or relatives but this has proven unsuccessful.
______________
There’s more…

April 2, 2014 at 12:10 pm
(167) Petar says:

And the part 3….

If we can be of one accord,I see no reason why we would not succeed. We both have to act swiftly on this matter in other to beat the deadline es cheat date. Please get back to me immediately for us to proceed. I propose that upon successful completion of this deal,we will split the proceeds 50:50 ratio. I am after the success of this transaction with your full co-operation. All I require is your honesty and full co-operation to enable us see this cool deal go through. I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and me from breaching UK laws. I want to also inform you that I am a very religious person and I cannot tell a lie because of my strong believes;I would expect the same from you. If you are interested in my proposal,i will send you more information directing you on further procedure on how we can claim the money in the account successfully. If this proposal is alright by you then kindly get back to me by only e-mail for confidential reasons.

The content of this mail should be treated with utmost confidentiality and a quick response from you will be highly appreciated.However,if you are not interested in this proposal,please accept my apologies for sending you message and kindly delete message,I promised that you will never hear from me. I anticipate your co-operation.

Thank you for your time and do have a wonderful day.
___________________________________________________

This is it folks, anyone else had anything like this lately?

April 5, 2014 at 10:31 pm
(168) Ashlyn says:

I received an email to the same nature, worked for Hess blah blah 13.4million pounds, but when I googled the person it directed me to what seems like a real law firm and gives a profile on the person trying to contact me and even gives a photo.. Can scams be taken that far? To where they make fake lawyer profiles claiming to be real lawyers in that field…

April 13, 2014 at 3:47 pm
(169) victoria says:

I got one exactly the same as buttonsoup in comment 3 when only pronouns and dates changed just today years and years later!

This is business is a confidential one and I request that it be treated as
such. It is specifically directed to you and I must solicit your Confidentiality on it. I assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit to us. I am Charles Caplin a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/executor to a deceased client of my chambers who shares a similar surname with you, who was an independent oil magnate in my country, but died in a car crash with his family on the 4th of January 2007. The accident occurred in East London. My late client, a former Reservoir Engineer with Hess Oil Corporation here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Eleven Million Four Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (£11.4million) I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name giving you the advantage, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money, 60% to me and 40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the same surname as my late client, but after a little check my instinct told me to contact you. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears. send your telephone and fax numbers to my private email: chrlcaaplnn@qq.com to enable us discuss further on this transaction and do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you. Thanks for your understanding. Regards Charles

April 14, 2014 at 4:19 pm
(170) Danny B says:

This is what I got today be carful scammers don’t believe it..

This is a confidential proposition directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I
must solicit your Confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit to us . I am Robert Blower, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to a deceased client of my chambers who shares the same surname with you, who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, but died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 7Th of March 2007. My late client was a former oil well pumper working with Hess Oil Corporation here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Thirteen Million Four Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only with a bank. After the death of my client, the bank contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune this according to them is their policy in sure circumstances. Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the bank about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin. The financial control unit of the bank just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as abandoned funds. The bank had planned to invoke their abandoned property decree to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution.

April 15, 2014 at 8:24 am
(171) Felisha says:

I received an Email almost the same, I had some uncertain feel about it so I looked up some info the crash came up with hundreds of crashes near the site they mentioned, so next I searched the company it exists, next I searched the lawyer and the guy is a lawyer at a office in the uk and does exactly what they said they do however the emails address was different so I emailed the actual email to the lawyer and asked if he sent it. So far I haven’t received a reply but it was the best way I could determine if it was real or a scam due to the close similarities I looked up till I found this site so I hope it works out and if so I will report them if it is a scam.

April 15, 2014 at 8:36 am
(172) Felisha says:

So I least a comment then as further reading of others mine is missing a lot from what everyone is putting I didn’t get the feeling sorry or grievance part nor did I get the numbers or email in the letter I got a very sort version of this and more vague it seems they may have done it to get more if it wasn’t for my gut telling me it wasn’t true I may have fallen for it though I did give them a fake number :)

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