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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
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that you received, YOU
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BARRISTER CLIFFORD CHANCE
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From: Clifford Chance <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Business Proposal
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 02:13:38 +0000 (08/30/2011 10:13:38 PM)
You possibly be surprise to receive a mail like this from a stranger. I
got your contact through the help of a friend in the American Chambers
of Commerce and Tourism. You are one of few people I am sending
this. I am Barrister Clifford Chance, Personal Attorney to late Mr.
Johnson Williams, former chief executive engineer of Shell Development
company. A position he held for 15 years before retiring on the 20th
day of October 2005. On his way to the Federal Capital of Nigeria three
days later (being the 23rd day of October 2005), he died in a plane
The pilot issued a distress call just before the control tower lost
sight of the plane, and about three minutes after takeoff it was
announced that all passengers and crew on board had crashed shortly
after take-off from Lagos, and were dead. My client deposited the
total sum of $11,357,042.00.00 Million with a bank in Nigeria few days
before his death, which was meant to be transferred to his country
pending when some of his properties he put out for sale were bought and
paid for. Now, the properties has been bought and paid for and the
total some deposited in the account now amounts to $17,700,000.00
I have made several attempts to reach my client's daughter, who is the
only family he has, but to no avail. I tried reaching her after the
death of her father, but her number was not going through. I wrote her
several mails but didn't hear from her. The only information I got from
her friend was that she left with an Iranian guy, but didn't say where
they were heading. Now, the bank has issued me a letter through my
client's lawyer in Nigeria automating me to provide a next of kin
within the next two weeks beginning from the 15th of August 2011, or
the account would be confiscated. Since I have been unsuccessful in
locating my client's daughter, I am looking for someone I will present
as next of kin to the deceased , so that the proceeds of the total
valued amount can be paid.I guarantee that this will be executed under
a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the
law as I have already made all the necessary arrangement with the
lawyer in Nigeria.Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible.
Finally, it is my humble prayer that the information as contained
herein be accorded the necessary attention, urgency as well as the
secrecy it deserves. I expect your urgent response directly to my
personal e-mail <email@example.com> if you can handle
Thanks and God bless you.
From: BARR. PATRICK ADAMS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: FINAL ADVICE (ACT AS NEXT OF KIN)
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 15:59:04 +0100 (Fri, Mar 04 2011 09:59:04)
Legal Head, Clifford Chance.
4 Coleman Street London
EC2R 5JJ UK.
My name is Barr. Clifford Chance, I may have to trouble your sense of
personal achievement and reward for an opportunity properly taken
advantage of. I wish to notify you again that you were listed as a
beneficiary to the total sum of Ј17,300,000.00 (Seventeen Million Three
Hundred Thousand British Pounds Only) in the intent of the deceased
(name now withheld since this is my second letter to you).
I contacted you because you bear the same last name with my deceased
client and therefore I can present you as the beneficiary to the
inheritance, since there is no written will from my late client. Our
legal services aim to provide you with a complete service as I am
prepared to provide you with all the documents required by the holding
Bank to enable them release this inheritance funds to you.
All the papers work required will be processed in your acceptance of
this deal as I am prepared to offer you 45%, 50% for me, while 5% will
be set aside for any expenses we pay for during this transaction, that
is to say that any money spent during the period of this
transaction,will be refunded, once the fund has been transferred into
your nominated bank account. I request that you kindly forward to me
your letter of acceptance with the below details via my private email:
Date of Birth:-
Your prompt response is highly imperative.
Barrister Clifford Chance. Esq
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BARRISTER CLIFFORD CHANCE
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organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
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but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
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
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