Consumer Fraud Reporting
Barr. Harry Bray
Reporting on the Latest Frauds, Scams, Fake Lotteries, Spams and Hoaxes

Home Email this page GovernmentAgencies Recognize a scam Report a Scam If you are scammed Your wallet is stolen? Prevent scams Free Publications Recommended Feedback to CFR Glossary Search Credit Card Rights Bookmark and Share
 

Up

Recommended:
books


Recommended
AV product:

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, 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).

If you 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 [ harrybraylegalfirm@live.com ]
Cc:
Asunto: BUSINESS DETAILS
Fecha: 01/03/2008 10:45:38
Mensaje:

Dear friend,
 
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:
 
http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/ind ex.html
 
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 inherited fund.
 
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 officials.
 
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 law.
 
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:
Age:
Profession/Occupation:
Your Present address;
Your Address as at 24th November 1998 (date of the drafting of the
Will):
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 it deserves.
 
Yours faithfully,
Barr. Harry Bray



*


Copyright CFR 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009  - Definition of scam, fraud, etc.Legal disclaimer / corrections / complaints  -  Privacy Policy
Names used by scammers in the examples on this page and others often belong to real people and businesses who often have no knowledge of nor connection to the scammer's use of their name and information.  Sample scam emails and other documents are copies of the scam to help potential victims recognize and avoid it.  You should presume that any names used and presented here in a scam are either fictitious or used without their legitimate owner's permission.
Email us at: