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Scam Money Transfers from Lawyers / Bankers / Barristers
Example -
Barrister Williams Moore
"With a wealthy dead client named, Engr David Rollins"

Have you received an email from "Barrister Williams Moore", claiming that he is an attorney or banker "managing an account" for a dead wealthy man (Engr David Rollins, in this case) who died (usually along with his whole family) and leaving no heirs.  This means our dear buddy wants YOU to pretend to be the dead guy's only living relative, so you can defraud the estate (although the scammer tells you it is "risk free"). Of course, even if there really were such a dead guy and a real account, you would be committing several felonies, including fraud.

If you are still salivating and eager to fill out the form, we can assume you are either of a criminal nature or get scammed frequently, as this is simply another fraud to separate you from your money (that is, whatever money you have left after being scammed before). See the example email below!

This one is a slight variation of this scam, using the same names.

If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!


Scam email from "Barrister Williams Moore":

From: Bar. Williams Moore [mailto: williamsmoorechamber@myway.com ]
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 2:14 PM
Subject: ATTN: PLEASE FILL AND RETURN THE FORM IMMEDIATELY

IN THE HIGH COURT OF ENGLAND AND WALES HOLDEN IN LONDON AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION
I, ……………………………………………………currently residing at…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…..……Country: ……………….. , do make oath as follows:
1. That I am the person mentioned above to collect cash payment of 1.2 Million GBP from the late Engr David Rollins who made me a beneficiary to his funds.
2. You will be properly identified in meeting, relating to making orders from the Security Deposited Bank that will be directed to you by late Engr David Rollins attorney (Barrister Williams Moore) in the United Kingdom.
3. That, I am the person entitled to the pecuniary interest and to contact you on behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr David Rollins
4. This agreement shall be binding upon the parties and their successors and assigns/Signed That I make this affidavit in good faith and believing same to be true.
DATED THIS ……DAY of ………., 2007 AT THE ENGLAND HIGH COURT PROBATE REGISTRY
SIGN:
………………………………
DEPONENT
………………………………...
COMMISSIONER FOR OATHS



BARRISTER WILLIAMS MOORE LAW FIRM
Registered office: Mitre House, 160
Alders gate Street, London EC1A 4DD
TEL: +(44)-704-574-8348 ,Fax: + (44)-87-1251-8628

Registration number: OC310335
VAT Registration number: 691181919

Dear Lloyd Mathis,

We want to acknowledge the receipt of your email to this chamber and also want you to know you have absolute right to reject this offer as much as you have the right to accept it as well. If you wish to turn it down then let me know so I can send you a rejection form to fill and revert back to this office as I am not at liberty to question late Engr David Rollins choice of making you a benefactor of his funds.

We are a limited liability partnership registered with the CMS Cameron McKenna LLP in England and Wales and MUST carry out our duties as directed by my Late client {Engr.David Rollins}.I know you will like to know why he choose you but these are answers I cannot help you with and can imagine that Late Engr.David Rollins must have known that you will put the money to good use for the less privileged of which he was aware that you can achieve, that is why he selected you.

Also, understand that I don't know you neither have I met you before, but my contacting you is based on the recommendation of Late Engr.David Rollins.

Find in attachment an AFFIDAVIT FORM IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION, you are advised to fill out the form and return back to us within the next 24hrs, before a Certificate of Deposit issued by the Security Deposit Bank to Late Engr.David Rollins when the funds were deposited by him will then be forwarded to you. This will give you the legal backing to receiving these funds without having any problems or whatsoever when you contact the Security Deposit Bank for proper claims.

Be further informed that these funds will be released to charity organization as unclaimed if you don't return the AFFIDAVIT FORM IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION soonest as this will serve as proper identification. I have never met you before like I said and to be able to carry out our duties effectively, we must be convinced that you are who the testament says you are.

We sincerely hope that the above requirement be sent to us sooner than later for us to proceed with the documentation. Please note that we cannot send any more documents to you until we are fully convinced that we have the true beneficiary.


Note that we have a period of (10) working day to conclude this matter.


I wait your early response to move ahead.


Yours in Service,

Barrister Williams Moore
Barrister Williams Moore Law Firm
PRINCIPAL PARTNERS: Barrister Markus Wolfgang, Mr. John Marvey Esq., and Mr. Jerry Smith Esq.



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