Scam Money Transfer
Dan Johnson, Barrister to Mr. Your name
Scammers are lazy. Or stupid. Or both. This scammer, going by the name of "Dan Johnson" cloned the "Evans Tim scam", sending the same scam to everyone he can, just changing the name to your last name. He wants you to claim to be the rightful heir, since you share the same last name (what a coincidence!)
Here it is, for your entertainment and education, with key passages that are clues to the scam highlighted, such as poor grammar, poor punctuation, spelling errors, the money comes from a dead person, using free email accounts for business, blah, blah, blah. "Dan Johnson" claims to be a lawyer. If he were, you'd have to be a moron to hire him, because he'd be the dumbest lawyer alive.
And we can only conclude that anyone who falls for this scam email, would have to share the dumbest title with "Barrister Dan Johnson"
Also see these pages:
- Explanation of so-called "Nigerian" business deal and money scams
- What to do if you think you have been the victim of a scam
- How to report a scam
Johnson chamber's Accra Ghana
Hello Your name
I am Barrister. Dan Johnson, solicitor and notary public, the personal attorney to Mr. Mark Your name, Who is a national of your country. On the 21st of April 2002, my client, his wife and their only son were involved in a car accident along Accra / Kumasi express road. Unfortunately they all lost their lives in the event of the accident, since then i have made several enquiries to locate any of my clients extended relatives and this has also proved unsuccessful.
Consequently, the security company issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the deposit confiscated and forced open within a short time to know what is inside. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over some years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you share the same surname so that the proceeds of the deposit valued at US$7.5million can be released to you for both of us to share the funds; 50% to me and 45% to you, while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your government may require.
After all the necessary several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you. I contacted you to assist in retriving the money and property left behind before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the security company where my client lodged these huge deposits, the Security vault where the deceased has a deposit valued at about (US$7.5 million) U.S dollars. I have the necessary legal documents that can be used to backup the claim, in view of the above, I also want to inform you of the need to make preparations to go to Amsterdam, Holland where the security company maintains an offshore remittance claims center where clients from Europe and America receive all deposits made in their favour.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 in touch with me through my e-mail to enable us discuss further, or better still let me have your contact telephone numbers for oral details as we progress.
Thanks for your kind co-operation
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