Scam Money Transfers
from Lawyers / Barristers
Example - Barr. Harry Bray
With a wealthy dead client Mr. Charles Russell, and he wants you
to pretend to be his relative"
Have you received an email from "Barr. Harry Bray", claiming
that he is an attorney for a dead wealthy man (Mr. Charles Russell, in this case) who
has no living relatives, so he wants you to pretend to be his relative, so you
both can claim the millions in his will? It's a mystery how the lawyer found 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,
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
would like a step by step
explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
Scam email from "Barr. Harry Bray":
De: Harry Bray [
Asunto: BUSINESS DETAILS
Fecha: 01/03/2008 10:45:38
Greetings from Great Britain.
I am in receipt of your mail and I thank you for your prompt response and
willingness to assist me in this business transaction.
Let me give you a brief introduction of me so you can be fully acquainted of
who i am. I am a citizen of United Kingdom
,born in Norwich on the 15th of February,
1957 . I am 50 years old, married to one wife and I have two children. I am
Barrister Johnson Harry of the Johnson Harry legal company, NEWCASTLE,
United Kingdom . I have worked as an attorney for 15 years, within which
period, i have render efficient and reliable legal services to honourable
members of my community and the international community. I am a man who has
always taken his work deligentely and i have made it my duty to place the
interest of my clients ahead of everything else, this should let you know
how hard working I am.
For this transaction to commence, I will need you to tell me about yourself
and provide me with your details so I can be sure of who I am about to
engage in business and if you have the capacity to handle sums of this
nature. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail
confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a
result of this mail. I contacted you independently of our investigation and
no one is informed of this communication.
I am sorry to bring this idea to you but is all about what can make both of
us for life without anyone knowing about it unless if you reveal it to a
third party, which i would strongly advice you never to do so. Sometime in
1999, I once had a client Mr. Charles Russell, whom i rendered legal
services to for a very considerable period of years, who was an American
businessman but died along side his immediate family, Sometime in February
4, 2000, in an airplane crash.
Further proof of the death of Mr. Charles Russell is in the following web
pages for you to make confirmations and further research about his death:
Before his death he confided in me as his attorney that his Eigthteen
million British Pounds Sterling cash, deposited in a bank here in the
United Kingdom, this information is privy to
me alone as his personal attorney. For the past years i want to be extra
sure that he does not have any surviving relatives, who may know of this
fund, i employed the services of competent private detectives to conduct a
search in good faith to determine who should have right to claim the estate.
This has for the past years been unfruitful. This sum has since been sitting
in the bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at
the end of the year.
I spoke with the branch manager of my late client's bank last week
concerning the huge cash deposit of my late client and i have equally told
him that my late client left a court will before his death in the name of
someone that will act as the beneficiary of his fund. But he had asked me to
present the court WILL to him as soon as possible stating also the terms and
agreement of the release of the Eigthteen million British Pounds Sterling
including the readiness of the beneficiary to fulfil all the necessary and
relevant formalities that are involved in the safe transfer of his/her
Consequently, what I propose is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand
in as the next of kin to Mr. Charles Russell so that the fruits of this old
man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government
Acting in this capacity really is simple as I would want us to act as a
partner only in this transaction in which i will prepare the court WILL in
your name as my late client beneficiary and back date it up at the registry
of the high court of justice here in the United
Kingdom, so that the fund could be transferred successfully to you,
to your nominated account in your country.
I wish to let you know that immediately you transfer the inherited fund
into your nominated account, i want you to share the fund in the following
way, 35% comes to me, 55% goes to you, and 10% we will both use to take care
of all expenses we may have incurred during the course of this transaction.
I want you to know that it is 100% risk free, everything that will back your
claims to this inherited fund will be done legally and according to the laws
of the United Kingdom, all needed
information will be back dated and filed in the registry of the court of
Being aware of this request I am making, I ask that if you find no interest
in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask that you do not be
vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this
message and forget I ever contacted you. You may not know this but people
like me who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole
private banking sector. I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find
against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the
dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move.
Such opportunities only comes once in a lifetime. If you will not work with
me let me know and I will move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a
family man and this is an opportunity to provide my family with new
opportunities. The reward for this project makes it a task well worth
undertaking. I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is
from you refusing to work with me and alerting the Authorties of my country.
I am certain that we can conclude this transaction within ten (10) banking
days from the date of my receipt of the reconfirmation of relevant
information from you as I have outlined below:
Your Full Name:
Your Present address;
Your Address as at 24th November 1998 (date of the drafting of the
Your confidential Telephone number (not voicemail or answering
Your most secured E mail address:
Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children, but I
know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and
riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have
learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we
can be of one accord, we should plan a meeting, soon.
In closing, please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that
this transaction would be most profitable for both of us.
I will appreciate it if this mail is given the urgent attention and response
Barr. Harry Bray