Analysis: This one is well written and once
he got part of my name he figured the rest out. Not bad since the
first shorter email came 6 times in one hour, See
First Email, This is how a scam like this works.. First they get
you interested, then they fill in details. Not hard almost every
email addres for a business is on Google or some search engine. Then
they convince you that they are going to transfer the money into
your bank account and you give them your routing code, and your
account. They then take every penny out of your account and run. No
way to get it back, YOU GAVE them the access. Thats all it takes..
The right numbers and anyone can get into your bank account. OH and
there is also another problem.. in England there is a title for a
person who would do this and that title is not on here.. Just the
use of the word Mr... and I ain't gonna tell you what it is cause
this moron will find the site somehow and fix his mistake.
I received your email and will like you to know that I seek your
partnership in having this funds transferred for our mutual benefit.
Do not take this transaction for granted. This partnership shall be
based on TRUST AND CONFIDENCE.
I am John Max, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to
Late Engineer Robert
Redacted, a national of your country he's known and referred
to as my client. I am a Brazilian by birth but a British Citizen as
i have lived here for over 25 years. You are qualified by last name
to stand as the next of kin/ beneficiary to his funds and assets.
The mentioned inheritance funds was meant for a business project
which till now was never completed, and the funds totaling about
£10,600,000.00GBP (Ten Million Six Hundred Thousand British Pounds)
has been with the Security/ Finance Company since his death. After
several unsuccessful attempts to trace members of his family, I
decided to track anyone with same last name to present as next of
kin since there are no known next of kin, hence I contacted you.
In view of the importance and urgency of this business to me, I am
writing you to give you more information about this whole DEAL.
I know you may be initially scared and skeptical about this
lucrative business offer just from the blues. Do not worry as I mean
well for our benefit. One can presume that you may not or may have
any biological relationship with the deceased family in question,
but for us to consummate this one; I want you to assume this status
and act as if you were one. From all investigations and enquiries
there was no trace whatsoever of any known living or dead relations
of the deceased that could be traced.
The world is so corrupt these days that if we do not get this money
ourselves, no body knows what the Government and officials of the
will do with it when confiscated. They could employ it into
nefarious ventures that will not profit humanity and also to glorify
our God. They could use it for terrorism, drug abuse/ pushing,
prostitution, and any other destructive vices. You see this is my
cardinal point for soliciting your co-operation to actualize this
dream. This proposal is genuine and very legal and it is for our
mutual benefit. To me, it is a divine coincidence. The business and
its transaction will be done in the most legitimate manner.
For your assurance, there is no risk attached whatsoever. By virtue
of my profession, I would not have involved myself into vain or
slanderous business. I have my esteem profession, age, family name
and my immediate family, my integrity and reputation to uphold. I
would not have ever contacted you into this business if I knew of
any obstacle along the line. I have done my homework thoroughly. I
will provide to you all the necessary documents that backs up this
claim which will prove you as the next of kin as soon as the
business commence and if demanded by the Firm. So do not worry about
You see, I only needed the co-operation and assistance of a willing
foreign partner to actualize the dream. I shall be liaising with you
on what to do and how we could make this business work and succeed.
The transaction shall last for about 7 business days to materialize,
depending on your ability to give it your due attention. This money
should be shared amicably between us on a 50/50 basis. But remember,
it takes the strong hearted to venture into lucrative businesses and
at the long run, enjoy the bounties of the risk and uncertainties
taken. It will please me so much if you accord this business your
esteemed attention because this money could only be transferred on
claim by a foreigner. This may be our chance to be financially
liberated; therefore I implore you to assist me in actualizing the
dream and thereby reap the benefit of a well-planned financial deal.
Please, less I forget, you must understand that this is a FINANCIAL
DEAL and at such, it must be kept secret and confidential. I hope
you will adhere to this and let it be on oath solely taken between
you and me till this business is finalized and the money comes over
to you. Ensure to keep this transaction very confidential.
I will proceed to feed your name into the bank database as next of
kin to the deceased and get back to you with directions to contact
the bank for release of the funds.
Maintain further correspondence with me on this transaction through
my private email box, I will direct you on the entire process to get
this funds transferred.
I will proceed to feed your name into the records and documents as
next of kin to my client and then file officially for transfer of
the funds to you in that capacity. Re-confirm to me the following
- Your Full Names
- Your Address
- Your Phone and Fax Numbers
- Your Occupation
- Your Marital Status
- Your private email address
Expecting to hear from you soon.
Mr. John Maxwell
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 18:27:28 -0400
Subject: Re: SECOND
Ummm I did not get a previous notice.. though you have now
sent me 6 Second notices..
Send the name of the person you are attempting to contact as
at this point It appears you are attempting to scam me.
In a message dated 3/12/2008 2:15:41 P.M. Pacific
Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
THIS IS FOR YOUR ATTENTION.
We wish to notify you again that you were listed as a
beneficiary to the total sum of £10,600,000.00GBP (Ten
Million Six Hundred Thousand British Pounds) in the
codicil and last testament 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.
We therefore reckoned that you could receive these funds
as you are qualified by your name identity. All the
legal 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.
Please contact me via my private email so that we can
get this done immediately.