Scam Money Transfers
from Lawyers / Bankers / Barristers
Example - Ahmad Zaki Ismail
With a wealthy dead client with your surname (last name)
Have you received an email from "Ahmad Zaki Ismail", claiming
that he is an attorney or banker "managing an account" for a dead wealthy man (with your surname (last name), 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. By now, we hope you realize that everything stated in the email
is a scam - the author is not a lawyer or "barrister", there's no dead guy and
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!
would like a step by step
explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
Scam email from "Ahmad Zaki Ismail":
From: Ahmad Zaki
Date: Jan 3, 2008 4:30 AM
Subject: ATTENTION: Sarah Johnson
Though I have not considered this medium to be the
best manner to have approached you on this issue.Being that the Internet
has been greatly abused over the recent years and is very unsecured for
informations of vital importance.I have decided to take the chance seeing
that no other means could have been faster and more efficient than via
My name is Mr.Ahmad Zaki Ismail, a legal
practitioner with Ahmad Zaki & Co Law Firm,in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.I saw
your contact and profile and decided that you could cooperate with me in
I have a client who was deceased in November 2001,in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.
I am contacting you because you have the same surname as my deceased client
and i felt that you could help me in the distribution of funds that were
left in my deceased client's account.
This fund is close to been declared UN-serviceable by the finance house as
there were no indicated next of kin of the fund in the account, having
remained dormant for long.The total amount of cash in the account of my
deceased client is US$ 4.2 Million (Four Million,Two Hundred Thousand
United State Dollars Only).
The Bank had issued me, a notification to contact the"Next Of Kin"of my
deceased client,to make beneficiary claim, of the fund in the account, with
a month surcharge of 6% to be deducted as an Escrow safe keeping fee of the
account,so as to avoid the indefinite closure of the account.
My proposition to you is to seek your consent, and to present your kind
self as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my deceased client,since you
have the same last name with him.
This means that the proceeds of his account would be paid to you as his
next of kin or the legitimate beneficiary.When the proceeds in his account
are paid to you,we would share the proceeds on a mutually agreed-upon
percentage of 60% to me and 40% to your kind self.
All the legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin
would be provided by me. The most important thing I would need is your
honest cooperation in this proposition.This would be done under a legitimate
arrangement that would protect you from any breach of the law.
If this business proposition offends your Value,feel free to decline this
proposal.Please contact me at once if you feel interested by replying the
Barr.Ahmad Zaki Ismail Eqs.