Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
Have you received an email from a investment manager or bank official, "Samuel Christopher" at "Investec Group of Company", claiming that he has found a "dormant account" or money from a deceased customer with no next of kin, or no will, and he needs you, a foreigner to help him take the money, to keep it from being turned over to the bank or government?
If the pigeon English in this email fooled you, you must have gone to a lousy school as a child. This email wouldn't fool a 10 year old!
It is a scam. Even if it weren't a scam, it would be a felony, fraud and theft. But it is all nonsense, a scam made up to get money from you. See the example below, an actual email from the scammer, sent to a victim.
The scammer intends to to get hold of your money instead, by conning you into sending money for various "fees" to free the "funds in escrow". If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here! Note some of the obvious scam clues that we have highlighted in the email below, such as excessive/incorrect use of CAPITAL letters, terrible spelling, grammar and punctuation, the use of free email accounts rather than a domain and website that matches the company's name, etc.
"Mr. Samuel Christopher" <email@example.com> wrote:
From: "Mr. Samuel Christopher"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Let's Work Together
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 00:15:49 +0100
Let's Work Together
Read Carefully Please,
I am Samuel Christopher, Corporate Finance Director of Investec Group of Company. One of the Worlds Largest Funds Management Company located in London United Kingdom with 12 branches and over $50 billion Capital Investment Funds.
Nevertheless, as Finance Director of Investec Group, I handle all our Investor's Direct Capital Funds and have secretly extract 1.2% Excess Maximum Return Capital Profit (EMRCP) per annum on each of the Investor's Magellan Capital Funds. As an expert, I have made over $18.5million from the Investor's EMRCP.
I am hereby looking for someone to trust who will stand as an Investor to receive the funds as Annual Investment Proceeds from Investec Group Capital Funds. All confirmable documents to back up the claims will be made available to you prior to your acceptance.
Meanwhile, I have worked out the strategies and technicalities whereby the funds can be claimed in any of our 6 Clearing Houses without any hitches. Our sharing ratio will be 60-40 while 0.5% will be for any expenses during the process. Should incase you are interested, Please email me back at email@example.com or call me on this number +44 704 578 9773 for discussion of this transaction in further details.