Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
Have you received an email from "David Smith", claiming that he is an attorney for a dead wealthy man (Engr.Jürge Krügger, 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.) 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).
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2008 19:06:42 -0500
From: DAVID SMITH AND ASSOCIATES < email@example.com >
Subject: THIS MY THIRD AND FINAL MAIL TO YOU
On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr.Jürge Krügger. I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered. I wish to notify you that late Engr. Jürge Krügger made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Thirty Million, One Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD$30, 100.000.00) to you in the Codicil and last testament to his WILL.This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true. Being a widely traveled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good. Engr.
Jürge Krügger until his death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers.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 as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable me conclude my job. I hope to hear from you in no distant time. Note: You are advise to contact me with my personal email address:
I await your prompt response.
Yours in Service,
BARRISTER DAVID SMITH ESQ.
PRINCIPAL PARTNERS: Barrister Aidan Walsh.Esq Markus Wolfgang, Mr. John Marvey Esq, Mr. Jerry Smith Esq