Scam email: "Attorney Chris Osaro Representing Mr. Daniel _____"

Scam Money Transfer Emails:
"Attorney Chris Osaro Representing Mr. Daniel _____"

Here's another "attorney with a dead client who had millions in a bank account" scam. This one using the name "Chris Osaro".  In this particular case, the surname (last name) used is "Ware", but the scammer will change that to match YOUR last name!  Also, don't look too hard for "Chris Osaro". THAT'S a made-up name, too!  The scammers will keep changing the names.  Look at the pattern instead!

Key passages that are clues to the scam are highlighted, such as poor grammar, poor punctuation, spelling errors, keep confidence and secret, etc.  And noticed that the money always comes from some poor deceased man, with no known family.  It's amazing how many (according to the scammers) extremely wealthy people have no heirs, no friends and most of all, no will!

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-------------- Forwarded Message: --------------
From: chris_osaro21 < >
Subject: Dearest Ware
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 10:50:02 +0000

Please reply me :  

Dearest Ware

I am Chris Osaro a solicitor at law. I am the Personal Attorney to Mr.Daniel A.Ware, a National of your Country, who has lived in Nigeria for the past fifty years, and whom here in after shall be referred to as my client.

In April 2002, my client, was involved in a fatal car accident. All occupants of the vehicle lost their lives, my client was one of them. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating most specially, the money left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged.

Particularly, the Standar d Investment Trust Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about $14.7 million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the Next of kin, or have the account confiscated. I seek your consent to present you as the Next of kin of the deceased since you have the
same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at $14.7 million dollars can be paid to you, as my clients Next of Kin, and then we can share the amount on a mutual agreed percentage.

All legal documents to back up your claim as the deceased Next of Kin, will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

Please get back to me, to enable us discuss further about this transaction.

Best Regards,

Chris Osaro

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