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A simple scam; a fake "Barrister" with a fake name (Mr. Donald Henry) claims to represent yet another dead millionaire who left no Will and has no heirs. But lucky you, you have his same last name. Sharing the same surname means you can scam with the "attorney" to defraud the estate and claim the money! Gee, so even if this story were true, you would be committing a felony. Does that sound good to you? Notice the similarity to the Bernard Abbah and Paul Williams scam letter. In this case the surname used is "SMITH", but the scammer will change that to you name!
Just another scam. Here it is for your entertainment. Notice some of the more obvious clues that it is a scam, such as the free email accounts being used by a law firm, the lousy spelling, punctuation and grammar, citing a real accident to give the story the appearance of credibility, and so on. Just substitute "SMITH" in the scam email below with your last name, and that will be what you'll receive, if the scammer gets your name and email address! If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
From: "donald henry" < email@example.com >
Subject: YOUR KIND/URGENT ATTENTION SMITH.
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 15:14:04 +0000
YOUR KIND/URGENT ATTENTION FOR LATE ENGR.JIM SMITH'S ESTATE
I am Mr.Donald Henry (Esq) ,a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to a Mechanical Engineering Consultant Engr.Jim SMITH, National of your country, he is known and referred to as my Client. On the 21st of April, 2005, my client, his wife and two children were involved in a car
accident. Unfortunately all the occupants in the vehicle lost their lives in the tragedy. Since then, I have made several enquires to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives but all my efforts proved unsuccessful.
This contact became necessary because of the urgency on me to present the Next of Kin to my Deceased Client after prevoius unsuccessful attempts to locate any member of his family or his national hence I contacted you. Due to the fact that my Deceased Client did not leave information That Could trace his relation I embarked on inquiries that availed me of your contact. Thus, I seek your urgent attention to enable you apply for the inheritance as the bonafide beneficiary to the deceased. I have the necessary Information/legal documents to process the transaction.
Now my contacts to you is to assist apply for the money in his bank account here before the account will be confiscated or declared unserviceable by the finance & security company where he deposit this money valued (Four Million Three Hundred And Fifteen Thousand United States Dollars Only). More importantly, the finance and security company where the deceased client deposited these huge sums of money has served me a writ of notice to provide the NEXT OF KIN of my client or the account will be confiscated.
Provide me the following:
1)YOUR FULL NAMES
5)YOUR CONTACT ADDRESS
6)YOUR TEL/FAX NUMBERS.
As soon as I get these, I shall proceed to contact the security company and also apply for the legal documents from the federal high court in your favour. May I also assure you that this transaction shall be prosecuted according to the laws of probate regaulating inheritance claim.All I require
is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this claim through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Yours In Service
Mr.Donald Henry (Esq)
SOLICITORS & ADVOCATES,
111 DOWU TAYLOR
EMAIL:(Please Mail Me To: firstname.lastname@example.org )