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Scam Money Transfers from Lawyers / Barristers
Example -
Brodies LLP Law Firm
"Wealthy dead client's name: Engr.Miklos Szótára"

Have you received an email from "Brodies LLP Law Firm", claiming that he is an attorney for a dead wealthy man (Engr.Miklos Szótára, 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.)

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 "Brodies LLP Law Firm":

From: Brodies LLP Law Firm < >
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 12:14:09 +0000

Brodies LLP Law Firm
15 Atholl Crescent
Edinburgh EH3 8HA
TEL: +44-701-711-8106


On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr.Miklos Szótára. I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again by this same email address stated on the WILL. I wish to notify you that late Engr. Miklos Szótára made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Seven Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD$7,100. 000.00 ) to you in the codicil and last testament to his WILL.

Engr. Miklos Szótára until his death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers. He was a very dedicated Christian who loved to be involved in charitable projects. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time.

Late Engr. Miklos Szótára died on the 9th day of March, 2006 at the age of 80 years, and his WILL is now ready for execution. 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 this time 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.

Yours in Service,
BARRISTER:Mark Bric kson
FOR Brodies LLP Law Firm. 


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