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Scam Money Transfers
Example - Sphere Energy Company, Christopher Marshall, Esq
Scam or Crime?

Take your pick!  This one is either a scam, or Mr. Christopher Marshall, Esq, attorney to Sphere Energy Company in London, (so he claims) is asking you to help him in committing fraud and theft.

If you like prison, the latter option might appeal to you, but you'd be disappointed; this is a simple scam.  There is no secret consignment 1513, no dead CEO and the only transfer will be from your bank account to his.

Just another scam. Here it is for your entertainment.  After reading the scam email below, see this page for a follow-up exchange of emails between "Christopher Marshall" and a potential victim.

From: Mr. Christopher Marshall. Esq [ ]
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 04:49:53 -0500 (EST)

Attn: Sir/Ma,

I do hope this letter will not come to you as a surprise. It was borne out of my desire to share a mutual business relationship with you.

My name is Christopher Marshall esq., Attorney to Sphere Energy Company here in London Uk. I have been working with this company for (12) twelve years. Within this period, I have watched with meticulous precision, how heads of departments have been using sphere Energy Company to move huge sums of amount to their foreign accounts.

They bring in these consignments of money cash and secretly declare the contents as family treasure or vital documents etc. since the bankruptcy of sphere Energy Company, management changed the procedure of claims of consignments. As soon as you are able to produce all the secret information as contained in the secret file of any consignment, it will be released to you upon demand. There is a consignment no 1513 which was been deposited by the late ceo of sphere energy and no one is aware of the deposit till date.

He deposited it, based on the fact that his fund manager abroad has to come for it later on but it couldn't work out as he planned. The amount involved is total of 12.5million pounds. My main aim of contacting you is to assist me in retrieving the box of money out from the security company as the fund manager since he did not disclose to this company where the person is coming from.

I assure you every information and documents related to this business till the last day and guarantee you, that all arrangement will be legal. I have agreed to share the funds with you in the ratio of 50:50

Best regards,

Mr. Christopher Marshall, esq.


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