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Scam Money Transfers from Lawyers / Barristers
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Barrister. Williams Moore
With a wealthy dead client (Late Engr David Rollins) with your last name, who put YOU in his WILL"

Have you received an email from "Barrister. Williams Moore", claiming that he is an attorney for a dead wealthy man (Late Engr David Rollins, in this case) who named YOU in his will?  It's a mystery who the dead guy is or why he named you, but you better reply pretty quickly or risk losing millions from the "will". Of course, even if this were true; you would be committing several felonies, including fraud.

If you are still salivating and eager to fill out the form, we can assume you 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).

This one is a slight variation of this scam, using the same names.

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


Scam email from "Barrister. Williams Moore":

From: Barrister Williams Moore Chambers.

Date: 02/07/08 19:33:54

To: undisclosed-recipients:,

Subject: ATTENTION...........

BARRISTER WILLIAMS MOORE LAW FIRM

Registered office: Mitre House, 160

Alders gate Street, London EC1A 4DD

TEL: +(44)-704-574-8348, Fax: + (44)-87-1251-8628

Registration number: OC310335

VAT Registration number: 691181919

ATTENTION...........

Having gone through our records, it came to our knowledge that the great philanthropist, Late David Rollins, made a random selection of individuals ( via email addressesss ) drawn from 250 Countries in the world whom he expects to continue in line with his selfless services to mankind. It is on this note that, I Barrister Williams Moore, was assigned to contact you on behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr David Rollins. I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter were returned undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again by this same email address stated here and I wish to notify you that late Engr David Rollins made you a beneficiary to his funds. He left the sum of One Million Two Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds ( GBP 1,200,000.00 POUNDS ) for you in a Bank account number ACB-58769787KC with a Security Deposit Bank.

Until his death, he was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers and also a very dedicated Christian who loved to be involved in charitable projects. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time. Engr David Rollins died on the 13th day of November 2007 at the age of 80 years and his funds are now ready for execution. According to him this money is to support your humanitarian activities and to help the poor and the needy in our society.

Please if I reach you this time as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable me conclude my job. By replying to this e-mail, you will have to update the form below so that I can contact you and also send you the AFFIDAVIT FORM IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION which you will have to fill and submit to the Security Deposit Bank for claims.

1. Name in full.....................................................

2. Address.............................................................

3. Nationality.......................................................

4. Age.....................................................................

5. Occupation.......................................................

6. Phone/Fax.........................................................

7. country of residence ...............................................

Please reply me with this email: bar.williamsmoorechambers@hotmail.com

Please get back to me as soon as you read this e-mail so that we can proceed further with remittance to you.

I hope to hear from you in no distant time,

Yours in Service,

Barrister. Williams Moore

Barrister. Williams Moore Law Firm

bar.williamsmoorechambers@hotmail.com

NB:  Please do not reply to this email, contact me directly with my personal email address stated here : ( bar.williamsmoorechambers@hotmail.com )  ______________________________________________________________________________

From: Barrister Williams Moore.

Date: 2/8/2008 5:15:39 AM

To: nadacop7666@centurytel.net

Cc: nadacop7666@centurytel.net

Subject: ATTN: PLEASE FILL AND RETURN THE FORM IMMEDIATELY

     


 And after the potential victim asks for some credentials, the scammer replies:

BARRISTER WILLIAMS MOORE LAW FIRM

Registered office: Mitre House, 160

Alders gate Street, London EC1A 4DD

TEL: +(44)-704-574-8348 ,Fax: + (44)-87-1251-8628

Registration number: OC310335

VAT Registration number: 691181919

Dear Jon,

I want to acknowledge the receipt of your email to this chamber and also want you to know that you have absolute right to reject this offer as much as you have the right to accept it as well. If you wish to turn it down then let me know so I can send you a rejection form to fill and revert back to this office as I am not at liberty to question late Engr David Rollins choice of making you a benefactor of his funds.

We are a limited liability partnership registered with the CMS Cameron McKenna LLP in England and Wales and MUST carry out our duties as directed by my Late client { Engr.David Rollins }. I know you will like to know why he choose you but these are answers I cannot help you with and can imagine that Late Engr. David Rollins must have known that you will put the money to good use for the less privileged of which he was aware that you can achieve, that is why he had picked on you.

Also, understand that I don't know you neither have I met you before, but my contacting you is based on the recommendation of Late Engr.David Rollins.

Find in attachment an AFFIDAVIT FORM IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION, you are advised to  fill out the form and return back to us within the next 24hrs, before a Certificate of Deposit issued by the Security Deposit Bank to Late Engr.David Rollins where the funds were deposited by him will then be forwarded to you. This will give you the legal backing to receiving these funds without having any problems or whatsoever when you contact the Security Deposit Bank for proper claims.

Be further informed that these funds will  be released to charity organization as unclaimed if you don't return the AFFIDAVIT FORM IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION soonest as this will serve as proper identification. I have never met you before like I said and to be able to carry out our duties effectively, we must be convinced that you are who the testament says you are.

We sincerely hope that the above requirement be sent to us sooner than later for us to proceed with the documentation. Please note that we cannot send any more documents to you until we are fully convinced that we have the true beneficiary.

Note that we have a period of (10) working day to conclude this matter.

I await your early response to move ahead.

Yours in Service,

Barrister Williams Moore

Barrister Williams Moore Law Firm

PRINCIPAL PARTNERS: Barrister Markus Wolfgang, Mr. John Marvey Esq., and Mr. Jerry Smith Esq.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF ENGLAND AND WALES HOLDEN IN LONDON AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION I, ……………………………………………………currently residing at…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…..……Country: ……………….. , do make oath as follows:

1. That I am the person mentioned above to collect cash payment of 1.2 Million GBP from the late Engr David Rollins who made me a beneficiary to his funds.

2. You will be properly identified in meeting, relating to making orders from the Security Deposited Bank that will be directed to you by late Engr David Rollins attorney (Barrister Williams Moore) in the United Kingdom.

3. That, I am the person entitled to the pecuniary interest and to contact you on behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr David Rollins.

4. This agreement shall be binding upon the parties and their successors and assigned/Signed That I make this affidavit in good faith and believing same to be true.

DATED THIS ……DAY of ………., 2008 AT THE ENGLAND HIGH COURT PROBATE REGISTRY

SIGN:

………………………………

DEPONENT

………………………………...

COMMISSIONER FOR OATH

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