Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
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 no fortune.
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!
From: Ahmad Zaki Ismail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 the E-mail.
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 this proposition.
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 e-mail.
Barr.Ahmad Zaki Ismail Eqs.