Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
Have you received an email from "Barrister Morris Douglas", claiming that he is an attorney or banker "managing an account" for a dead wealthy man (a foreigner who worked with Mekon Associates Company in London, 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!
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:16:38 -0200
Subject: ACT AS NEXT OF KIN
DOUGLAS & ASSOCIATES.
4 Albert Avenue, London SE1 7SR,
ATTENTION MY GOOD FRIEND,
I am Barrister Morris Douglas. I have a client who bears the same name with you, a foreigner who worked with Mekon Associates Company in London. On the 2nd of August 2003 my client, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Manchester Express Road, All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.
Since then I have made several inquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my client's extended relatives, all attempt to locate them were unsuccessful.
After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the internet to locate any member of his family, but of no avail hence I contacted you, I
have contacted you to assist me in repatriating the money left behind by my client before they go confiscated or declared unserviced able by the Finance House where these huge deposits were lodged.
Particularly, the Finance House where the deceased had an account valued at about US$20M has issued me a notice to provide the next-of-kin to my late client, failure for me to comply the Bank threatened to get the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over nine(9) months now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$20M can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money 50% to me and 50% to you.
I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make, all I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this deal will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law immediately you acknowledge the good receipt of this message.
Anticipating your prompt response.
BARRISTER MORRIS DOUGLAS (ESQ).
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