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This scam is rather standard. Basic problems shout out.. Bad Grammer,
Bad Spelling and lousy sentence structure. The English do speak
ENGLISH. They also spell as well as any American and they have been
From Mr. Howard George
27 Old Gloucester Street,
London WC1N 3AX
Please permit me to introduce my humble self to you. I am Mr. Howard George the Director of International Relation with a prime bank here in London. I got your email address on the Chambers of Commerce address list and my confidence reposed on you to contact you. I hope you read this message carefully and reply me immediately, although we have not met before but I suggest that this transaction will bring us together.
In one of our periodic auditing we discovered a dormant account with holding balance of 26,000,000 (Twenty Six Million British Pounds) which has not been operated for the past Four years. From my investigations and confirmations as the Director of International Relation, the owner of this account, a foreigner by name Mr. Chris Marco died of cancer of the brain in 17 May, 2004 and since then nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money because he has no family members who are aware of the existence of neither the account nor the funds.
I have secretly discussed this matter with a top official of Her Majesty Treasury here and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with us, although due to his position he did not want to take active part but as soon as you follow my instructions everything will be successful because we will be working hand in hand with him. We thus propose to do business with you, standing in as the next of kin of these funds from the deceased and after due legal processes have been followed the fund will be released to your account without delay and we will use it for investment and to assist the less privileged in the society because if we left the fund with the government it will be fortified for nothing and will be used to suppress the poor masses in the society.
This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act. Finally, I will give you 40% for your cooperation while 60% will be for me. On receipt of your response I will furnish you with detailed clarification as it relates to this mutual benefit transaction.
You should send me your account information as states below where you like the money to be transferred so that I can send application for the release of the fund immediately with your account information. Even an empty account is ok.
Your Tel/Fax Number....
State & Country........
I look forward to hear from you as soon as possible if you are interested.
Mr. Howard George.
Analysis: NO pretense here.. simple and direct. Give them your bank information. They delete all money from your account. NEVER give out your bank information, it is not worth it. They are NOT going to transfer the money in they are going to transfer it out. IF you have both the routing code and account info you can take any amount of money from a bank you want. YES, you probably are going to have to work with a bank or through a bank but then lets face it not everyone and every bank is honest. Banks in Nigeria and in China are actively helping these people. They make money from them.
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