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Scam Money Transfers - Banks, Bank Managers
Example - Mr Thompson Rowe, NatWest Bank Plc, London-UK

Have you received an email from "Mr Thompson Rowe" at "NatWest Bank Plc, London-UK", claiming that he has found money from a deceased customer from a plane crash 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?

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.


Scam email:

P.O.BOX 3038,
57 VICTORIA STREET,
LONDON SW1H,
UNITED KINGDOM

Dear Friend,

Please accept my sincere apologizes if my email does not meet your business or personal ethics. I will first introduce myself as MR. THOMPSON ROWE, the Chief Auditor with NATWEST BANK PLC, LONDON-UK.

One of our accounts, with holding balance of 12.500,000,000 (Twelve Million Five Hundred thousand pounds Sterling) has been dormant and last operated for years ago. From my investigations, the owner of the said account,Is a foreigner by name MR. JOHN SHUMEJDA who died along with his entire family in crash at Birmingham Airport on 4th Jan,2002. View this website for verification
http://www.cwn.org.uk/business/a-z/a/agco/2002/01/020104-air-crash.htm

Since then, nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money, as he has no family member that has any knowledge as to the existence of either the account or the funds; I have confidently discussed this issue with some of the bank officials and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. My proposition to you, is to seek your consent to present you as the Next of kin and beneficiary of this late client, so that the proceeds of this account valued a huge sum shall be paid to you, and then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed percentage of 30% for you,While 60% for me and others involved, 10% shall be used for miscelenious expenses while the remainder shall be given to a reputable charity home because the money is owned by a deceased person.

This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act, funds will be released to you after necessary processes have been followed.

Let me hear from you as soon as you get this message, so we can proceed.

Sincerely Yours,
Mr Thompson Rowe.



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Names used by scammers in the examples on this page and others often belong to real people and businesses who often have no knowledge of nor connection to the scammer's use of their name and information.  Sample scam emails and other documents are copies of the scam to help potential victims recognize and avoid it.  You should presume that any names used and presented here in a scam are either fictitious or used without their legitimate owner's permission.
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