Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
Have you received an email from "BARRISTER BROWN DURU", claiming that he is an attorney for a dead wealthy man (Mr.HENRY [insert your last name here], 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". And for some reason, the word, Will, appears in capital letters throughout the email. Along with a description of what a great guy the dead man was... which is pretty strange in a business letter from a law firm, isn't it? Also notice that the "lawyer" is writing to you from a free email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) The all CAPITAL lettering is a sure sign of a scammer's infantile mentality. And this pathetic scammer REALLY needs to invest some of his scammed money in a spell checker and a dictionary...
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).
We've highlighted some of the pathetic spelling mistakes, which one would expect an educated lawyer wouldn't make (but a scumbag scammer pretending to be a lawyer would!)
From: "BROWN DURU" < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Subject: DEAR SMITH,YOUR URGENT REPLY NEEDED
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 07:44:10 +0000
FROM THE DESK OF BARRISTER (BARR & ASSOCIATES]
#27 ABACHA STREET IKOYI
DEAR SMITH ,
BEFORE I START, I MUST FIRST APOLOGISE FOR THIS UNSOLICITED MAIL TO YOU, I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS CERTAINLY AN UNCONVENTIONAL APPROACH TO START A RELATIONSHIP, BUT AS TIME GOES ON YOU WILL REALISE THE NEED FOR MY ACTION.
MY NAME IS BARRISTER BROWN DURU, A SOLICITOR AND PERSONAL ATTORNEY TO Mr.HENRY SMITH, A CITIZEN OF YOUR COUNTRY WHO WORKED WITH AN OIL COMPANY IN NIGERIA HERE AND AFTER REFERED TO ME AS MY CLIENT. ON THE 21ST OF APRIL 2003 MY CLIENT, HIS WIFE AND THERE FOUR CHILDREN WHERE INVOLVED IN A GHOSTLY MOTOR ACCIDENT ALONG SHAGAMU EXPREES ROAD.
MY CLIENT AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY UNFURTUNATELY LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE ACCIDENT SINCE THEN I HAVE MADE SEVERAL ENQUIRIES TO YOUR EMBASSY TO LOCATE ANY OF MY CLIENT'S EXTENDED RELATIVES WHICH HAS PROVED ABBORTIVE AFTER DUE SEVERAL UNSUCESSFUL ATTEMPS,
MY MAIN REASON FOR CONTACTING YOU IS TO ASSIST ME IN REPARTRAITING THE MONEY AND PROPERTY LEFT BEHIND BY MY CLIENT, BEFORE THEY ARE CONFISCATED OR DECLARED UNSERVICEABLE BY THE BANK WHERE THEY ARE DEPOSITED/LOGGED.
PARTICULARLY THE BANK, WHERE THE DECEASED HAS A FIXED SUM OF TEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS, THE SAID BANK HAS ISSEUD TO ME A FINAL NOTICE/MANDATE TO PROVIDE THE NEXT OF KIN OF MY LATE CLIENT OR THEY WILL BE LEFT WITH NO OTHER CHOICE THAN TO CONFISCATE HIS FUNDS. A COPY OF THE SAID NOTICE WHICH I WILL SEND TO YOU ON GETTING YOUR REPLY.
SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN UNSUCESSFUL IN LOCATING MY CLIENT'S RELATIVES FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS. NOW I SEEK YOUR CONSCENT TO PRESENT YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO MY LATE CLIENT. GOING BY THE FACT THAT BOTH OF YOU BEAR THE SAME LAST NAME AND FROM THE SAME NATIONALITY WITH MY LATE CLIENT, SO THAT THE SAID FUND AS STATED ABOVE THE SUM OF $10.000.000.000 CAN BE TRANSFFERD INTO YOUR ACCOUNT INSTEAD OF LIVING IT FOR THE BANK TO BE CONFISCATED IN THE GOVERNMENT COFFEE. WE CAN TAKE PART OF IT AND LEAVE THE REST FOR THE CHARITY.
I HAVE ALL NECESSARY LEGAL DOCUMENTS THAT CAN BE USED TO BACK UP ANY CLAIM WE MAY MAKE. ALL I REQUIRE IS YOUR HONEST COPERATION TO ENABLE US SEE THIS ARRANGEMENT THROUGH, I GAURANTEE THAT THIS WILL BE EXECUTED UNDER ALIGETIMATE ARRENGEMENT THAT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM ANY BREACH OF THE LAW. FINALLY KINDLY GIVE ME YOUR CONFIDENTIAL,
YOUR FULL NAME:________
PLEASE REPLY TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL BOX, email@example.com
BARRISTER BROWN DURU.