Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
Have you received an email from "Ramli Bin Emzul", claiming that he is an attorney "managing an account" for a dead wealthy man (who remains unnamed, 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!
from Ramli Bin Emzul < email@example.com >
date Apr 15, 2007 8:55 AM
subject BUSINESS PROPOSAL
My name is Mr Ramli Bin Emzul, I am a legal practitioner NAABA Chamber in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I saw your contact and profile; I decided that you could cooperate with me in this proposition.
I have a client who were in after shall be referred to as my client died together with his family in December 24-2004 as a result of the Tsunami Disaster,. I am contacting you because you have the same surname as my late client and I felt that you could help me in the distribution of funding that were left in my late client's bank account. This funding is closed to be declared UN-serviceable by the bank as there were no indicated next of kin or next of beneficiary of the fund in the bank account.
The total amount of cash in the bank account of my deceased client is US$6.2 Million (Say, Six Million, Two Hundred Thousand United State Dollars), only.
The bank had issued to me a notification to contact the next of kin of my late client for either to re-activate the bank account or to make claim of beneficiary, of the funding in the bank account, with a month surcharge of 6% to be deducted as an Escrow safe keeping fee of the bank account, so as to avoid the indefinite closure of the bank 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 late client, since you have the same last name with him.
This means that the proceeds of his bank account would be paid to you as his next of kin or the legitimate beneficiary. When the proceeds in his bank 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 moral and ethic values, do accept my sincere apology. Please contact me at once if you're interested by replying the mail and ignore it if you are not.
Mr. Ramli Bin Emzul Esq.