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Scam Money Transfers from Lawyers / Barristers
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Karl Newe Esq.
With a wealthy dead client, "an independent oil Business magnate"

Have you received an email from "Karl Newe Esq.", claiming that he is an attorney for a dead wealthy man (an independent oil Business magnate, in this case)?  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).

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


Scam email from "Karl Newe Esq.":

Dear Friend,

First of all I want you to know that this is not a scam mail. Because base on what is going on all over the Internet world people find it very difficult to believe thing like this any more. If you can guarantee me from your side your trust and honestly, I will be able to work with you. I will appreciate if you can come down your self and see thing for your self before we proceed and this will make thing clearer for you.

I am Karl Newe Esq., a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the WILL of late client’ who worked as an independent oil Business magnate in my country and who died in a car crash with his immediate family on the 5th of Nov 2004. Since the death of my client in Nov, 2004,I have written several letters to the embassy with an intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned Funds and all such efforts have been to no avail.  

After the transaction has been accomplished 40% will be for the person involve, 10% for miscellaneous expenses and the remaining 50% for me. Please if you feel interested, I crave your indulgence to please contact me through this my email address. As I have said earlier, I want you know that this present situation now and not take this as a scam mail, all I need is your help and support so that we can both carry out this project. I decided to contact you so that we can talk and see how we can both put heads together and achieve this. On this note, I wish to present you to the finance company, as the surviving relative to the decease so that we can put in claims for payment with your name as the beneficiary of the fund. I will appreciate if you can send me the following,

1.Your Full Names
2.Your current Mobile telephone and fax numbers
3.Your age
4.Occupation
5.Your Current address
6.Language spoken
7.Name of company (if any)

This will enable me file necessary documents at our high court probate division for the release of this sum of money in your favor. I intend to invest my shares in your country under your management in any viable business venture. I will send you more details as soon as I heard from you.

Yours faithfully
Karl Newe Esq.
Karl_newe202@yahoo.co.uk



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