This is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the scam published here or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
BARRISTER OKECHUKWU ANTHONY
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send these scammers money for any reason.
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From: Okechukwu Anthony <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated via email@example.com
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 01:13:43 +0200 (Sun, May 15 2011 19:13:43)
Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1081
I am Barrister Okechukwu Anthony, a Solicitor and an Advocate of the
supreme court of Nigeria,I am the Personal Attorney to Engr. Richard
Duarte , a consultant with an oil company here in Nigeria. On the 20th
of february 2005,my client and his wife were involved in an autocrash
accident along portharcout/uyo Express Road.Unfortunately they lost
their lives in the event of theaccident, Since then I have made several
contacts as to locate any of his extended relatives, but all proved
abortive.hence I decided to contact you.
I am contacting you to assist in retrieving the money valued at
about(US$10.5m) that was left behind by my client with the Spring Bank
of nigeria plc, before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by
the bank. Conseqently,The bank issued me a notice to provide the next
of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official
working days. since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives
for over 3 yearsnow, I hereby seek your consent to act as the next of
kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at
(US$10.5 million dollars) can be paid to you and then you and I can
share the money 50% 50%.
I have worked out a procedure that will ensure success, and as a
lawyer, I will ensure that all our actions are within the confines of
the law. Should you be interested please, P.s. furnish me with your
most direct tel and cell phone numbers for oral conversation after
which I will provide you with more details of this transaction and how
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated via firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrister Okechukwu Anthony.
Attorney at Law
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BARRISTER OKECHUKWU ANTHONY
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any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
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They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
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low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
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