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Did you receive an email from a "Albert Glover" who requests "with due regards to you, a discreet business relationship." It's the usual dead, wealthy person with no will and no heirs and you-have-the-same-last-name - scam! "Albert Glover" will just change the name of the dead man to match your surname. the claim that "unclaimed funds are... credited to the Government for purchase of military equipments" is, of course, completely false; just a nice scammer touch to make the fraud work. It is a rather preposterous statement in any case.
Even if this were all true, you would be committing several felonies and would end up in prison. In reality, it is all a scam. Albert Glover (not his real name, obviously) hopes to con you into sending money for various "fees" to free the fortune. If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
Notice (highlighted below) some of the other obvious signs that this is a scam are poor spelling , use of free Yahoo/Hotmail/etc email accounts, proposals that make no sense, etc.:
Albert Glover < firstname.lastname@example.org > wrote:
I request with due regards to you, a discreet business relationship. Am a freelance,independent investment broker based here in Britain. I was consulted by a (Now late) erstwhile top-ranking member of a frontline liberation movement in Angola, whose organization had engaged the Angolan government in a protracted civil war since 1975. My Late client who wished to channel $18.5million into productive ventures instead of war died under Political Detention and based on my initial understading with him ,I now look to make this investment discreetly under discretionary asset management arrangement for his immediate family (His Wife and 2 Daughters).
I have contacted you on the consideration that I could discuss with you on the possibility of me placing this fund with you for management either in your existing establishment or other venture to be undertaken at your discretion under terms to be agreed upon. I prefer that this investment be made in your country as initially agreed between me and my late Client. I would be expecting your response bearing your contact details in order that we may discuss further in detail as to what your benefits
would be in this mutual beneficial aimed Project.
Asset Managers Ltd,
Suffolk, CB8 9AA,UK