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Scam Money Transfers from Lawyers / Barristers
Example -
Barrister Michael King Brown
"With a wealthy dead client named, Mr. Mark"

Have you received an email from "Barrister Michael King Brown", claiming that he is an attorney for a dead wealthy man (Mr. Mark, in this case). "Barrister Brown" wants you to impersonate the dead "Mr. Mark". 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 "Barrister Michael King Brown":

FROM THE DESK OF:
BARRISTER MICHAEL KING BROWN
40 King Street Manchester M2 6BA.
UNITED KINGDOM.

Dear Good Friend,

Firstly, this is not to cause you embarrassment, I am Barrister Michael K. Brown, I was the Personal Attorney and legal adviser to late Mr. Mark (untill his death) a National of your country, who used to be a private contractor with the Shell Petroleum Development Company in Saudi Arabia.On the 4th of April 2005, he and his wife with their three children were involved in an auto crash, all occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.

Since then, I have made several enquiries with his country embassies to locate any of his extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you with this proposal.

I am contacting you to assist in repatriating this huge amount of money left behind by my client before the Bank get it confiscated or declared unserviceable by the BANK/INSTITUTION where these huge deposit is lodged.

The deceased had a deposit presently valued USD$30 million which I am aware of and the BANK has issued to me,As his persoanl attorney a notice to provide his next of kin or Beneficiary by WILL otherwise have the account confiscated within the next thirty official working days.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over one years, I therefore seek your consent to present you as the next of kin / WILL Beneficiary to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at USD$30 million can be paid to you.

Don't worry how this is going to be done. But If you give me your williness to do this with me, Then i will now present you to the bank as the next of Kin to my late client and then, the proceedings for the transfer will commence.

This will be disbursed or shared in these percentages, 55% for me 30% to you,10% for charity organizations while the balance 5% will be set aside for any expences.

All I require is your honest Co-operation, Confidentiality and Trust to enable us see this transaction through.I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.(100% risk free)

I am presently in London and I ask for your cooperation to provide me the following information:

1. Your full name/Age

2. Your telephone/mobile and fax numbers

3. Your physical Address.

4. Your core of Work.

Your urgent response will be highly anticipated and appreciated.

Thanks and have a nice day, As i await your immediate response.

Best Regards,

BARRISTER MICHAEL KING BROWN



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