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  1. #1
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    Default Email Inheritance Scam

    This is the email that I received this morning. I was doing a search on someone in my family two nights ago. That is the only thing I have done differently on the internet. I purchased a package to do a credit check and to do a background check on someone in my family. Notice that the email that was sent to me did use my last name but not my first. I hope that is all they have. I would love to have 30% of a $14,500,000.00 inheritance (which would be a huge $4,500,00.00). I did a google search on the man that sent the email and warnings flashed everywhere! Thank you!













    Abbas Chambers,
    plot 27 surulere
    Lagos, Nigeria.
    Tel : 234-803-404-5439
    Email : abbaschambers@ec-red.com

    Dear McCall,

    Compliments of the day, I hope that this letter will not constitute
    a sort of embarrasement to you. Please bear with me let me introduce
    myself. I am Barrister Tony Abbas, a private attorney to the deceased as
    mentioned herein.Mr Alex McCall, a National of your country, who owned
    a metal producing factory (Metalco Enterprise) in Nigeria and a
    personal friend died and left behind his deposit in a finance house (GLOBAL
    SECURITIES & FINANCE COMPANY) valued at $14.5Millon (Fourteen Million
    Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only).

    My relationship with Mr.Alex started in 1999 when I was working
    with the security company as a Legal Adviser, Marina branch. We met in
    my social club's annual end of the year party and I introduced him to
    the said security company where he deposit most of his treasures some
    few weeks later,making me the Legal officer to the account which he
    operated until his unfortunate demise.On the 31st of March 2001,
    Mr.Alex, his wife and their two children were involved in a car
    accident. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.
    After the incident i contacted Mr.Alex sister (Ms Martha Stevens)
    which was his beneficiary/next of kin but unfortunately before she
    could claim his estate she too died in September 11, 2001 terrorist
    attack at the world trade center in the United State Of America. See
    http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001...me/page95.html

    Since then I have made several enquiries to locate any of Mr.Alex
    extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. After these
    several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over
    the Internet, to locate any member of his family or anyone related to
    him hence I contacted you . Since I have been unsuccessful in locating
    the relatives for over 2 years now I seek your consent to present you
    as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account
    valued at US$14.500,000 (Fourteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United
    States Dollars Only) can be paid to you and then you and I can sharethe
    money.70% to me and 30% to you.The request of a foreigner as next of
    kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that My client was a
    foreigner and a Nigerian cannot stand as a next of kin to a foreigner.

    I am ready to re-negotiate the mode of sharing with you.Thereafter
    I will visit your country for the disbursement/investing of my share
    according to the percentages we agreed upon.If you find this proposal
    suitable for you do get back to me with the following informations Your
    full Name and Contact Address,Your private telephone Number Your Age
    Your Occupation and Position.

    All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal
    through.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate
    arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please
    for the sake of confidentiality send your reply to my private email :
    abbaschambers@ec-red.com

    Hoping to receive a positive response from you.

    Best regards,

    Barrister Tony Abbas.





    __________________________________________
    http://www.masini.ro - Catalogul tau auto

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    Default

    Yep... It would be nice if it were true. I get several of these types of offers per day, an I would probably be richer than Bill Gates by now if they were real....

  3. #3

    Default Re: Email inheritance scam

    I received one such e mail today. The text is included below: BEWARE!

    This is for your attention


    We wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary to the total sum of 4,600,000.00GBP (Four million Six hundred thousand Great British Pounds) in the intent of the deceased (name now withheld since this is our second letter to you). We contacted you because you bear the surname identity and therefore can present you as the beneficiary to the inheritance since there is no written will.



    Our legal services aim to provide our private clients with a complete service. We are happy to prepare wills, set-up and administer Trusts,carry out the administration of estates and prepare and administer powers of attorney.

    All the papers will be processed in your acceptance. In your acceptance of this deal, we request that you kindly forward to us your letter of acceptance, your current telephone and fax numbers and a forwarding address to enable us file necessary documents at our high court probate division for the release of this sum of money.

    And I will prefer you reach me on my private email address below:

    Contact Name : Barrister Roy W. Snyder
    Contact Email: roylaw1962@walla.com


    Yours faithfully
    Roy Snyder

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    Wink Re: Email Inheritance Scam

    I get those messages on a fairly regular basis, whereas, my wife has never received a single one. They must realize that she's smarter than I am.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Email Inheritance Scam

    I used to get them at least once a day for a while, all from different people. One day, I decided to email them back and tell them that I knew it was a scam and if they email me again I would be going to the police. That was about 6 months ago.

    I haven't received one since.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Email Inheritance Scam

    That, unfortunately, is coincidence (or a good spam filter at work). There's not just one outfit sending these emails - there are dozens or hundreds. They buy, sell and trade their email lists. A response can be a good thing for them, as it confirms that your email is valid.

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    Default Re: Email Inheritance Scam

    here is the email that i receive few days ago.
    and im so stupid. i did reply on it. and i did gave them my personal information. what will i do now.? pls help
    ================================================== ==========
    Royal House Chambers
    Solicitors & Advocates
    Block 2, Flat 5, Rue du Boulevard,
    PB 491,Lome-Togo,
    West-Africa.


    Dear Lacson,

    I am Barrister Fred Kwame, a legal practitioner, I am the personal attorney to Mr.J.Lacson, a national Of your country, who used to work with Shell Development Company in Lome Togo. He used to be my client my client.

    On the 11th of June 2004, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along Nouvissi express Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

    After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.I have contacted you to assist in repartrating the fund valued at US$7.5 million left behind by my client before it gets confisicated or declared unserviceable by the Finance Firm where this huge amount were deposited. The said Finance Company has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have his account confisicated within the next twenty one official working days.

    Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over two years now, I seek the consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you have the same last names, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you.

    Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and modalities for transfer.I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for claim. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

    Best Regards,
    Barrister Fred Kwame Esq.
    Lome Togo.

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