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Scam Money Transfers from Lawyers / Bankers / Barristers
Example -
John Schlagleman
"With a wealthy dead client named, Engr. John A. Jette"

Have you received an email from someone claiming that he is an attorney or banker "managing an account" for a dead wealthy man (Engr. John A. Jette, 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!

Since the original name used in the scam and the website referenced by the scammer referred to a real and legitimate law firm, we changed the name to "John Schlagleman" to avoid anyone confusing the scam with the legitimate law firm.

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


Scam email from "John Schlagleman":

From : Lawyer/John Schlagleman LL.M, ESQ,

 
 
Dear Susan D. Jette,
 
I am contacting You for the Claims of My Late Client Funds  that was deposited with the Bundersbank  here in Berlin, Germany.
 
I must solicit Your Confidence in this Claim, This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly Confidential.
 
I am Rechtsanwalt/Lawyer John Schlagleman the Personal Attorney to Late Engr. John A. Jette  An Engineering Consultant from Canada who worked here in Berlin, Germany with a German NGO Agency.
 
My Late Client  worked with the Government of Berlin, Germany , until his death few years ago in KLM Air Bus (A310-300) Flight KQ430,Banked with BBB-BANK PLC, Berlin, Germany and had a closing balance as at the end of September, 2005 worth 2,300,000.00 ( Two Million Three Hundred Thousand EUROS ) The Bank now expects the Next of Kin to come forward as Beneficiary.
 
Efforts have been made by the Bundersbank of Berlin - Germany  to get in touch with any of the Deceased Family or Relatives, But they have met with no success. As the deceased being a Foreigner, That was why I decided to contact You so that You can put claim since Your name is listed as next of Kin to My Late Client's will Estates/Properties.
 
Now the management under the influence of the Bank Chairman and Members of the Board of Directors, That arrangements has been made for the Funds to be declared Unclaimed in order to avert this negative development, it is My duty to contact You since Your name was listed as the next of kin to his Properties/Estates.
 
In My Late Client's will he also left behind at his apartment few boxes containing Artwork Arts & Crafts and 2 Antique cars, his horses and dogs have since been donated to a zoo here in Berlin.
 
All documents and proof to enable You get this fund will be carefully worked out by Me and My Office for this claim. I have secured from the probate an order of Mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries,and more so I am assuring You that You have a chance of getting Your willed Claims through Me and My Office.
 
Now it is left for You deceide on what You will give as My percentage for assisting You in this claim. I hope to hear from You soon  immediately You receive this mail.
 
Yours Sincerely,

Lawyer John Schlagleman LL.M, Esq.
 
 
CONFIDENTIALITY and PRIVILEGE NOTICE: This e-mail message from (Schlagleman) , and any attachments to it is legally privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient you must not review, copy, disseminate, disclose to others or take action in reliance of any material contained within this e-mail. If you have received this e-mail in error please let ( Schlagleman ) Computer know by reply e-mail to the sender informing them of the mistake and delete all copies from your computer system. Confidentiality and legal privilege are not waived or lost by reason of mistaken delivery to you. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of (Schlagleman ) 2007.



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