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 MICHAEL SMITH
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send these scammers money for any reason.
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From: Barrister Michael Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: NOTIFICATION OF BEQUEST
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 22:01:44 +1000 (Fri, Sep 17 2010 08:01:44)
Michael Smith. & SOLICITORS
Third Floor Thavies Inn House,
3-4 Holborn Circus
Re: NOTIFICATION OF BEQUEST
On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late
Engr.Reinhard Hermann, I once again try to notify you as my earlier
letter to you returned undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again
by this same email address on the WILL.
I wish to notify you that Late Engr. Reinhard Hermann made you a
Beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Seventeen Million
Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($17,500.000.00 USD) to you
in the codicil and last testament to his WILL. This may sound strange
and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true. Being a widely
traveled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or
simply you were recommended to him by one of his numerous Friends
abroad who wished you good.
Engr Reinhard Hermann until his death was a member of the Helicopter
Society and the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers. He
had a very good heart and was a philanthropist. His great
philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time. I.e.UNO,
WHO, & UNESCO.
Late Engr. Reinhard Hermann died on the 13th day of December, 2008. At
the age of 80 years, and his WILL is now ready for execution. According
to him this money is to support your humanitarian activities and to
help the poor and the needy in your society. Please if I reach you this
time as I am hoping, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to
enable me conclude my job. I hope to hear from you in no distant time.
Barrister Michael Smith.
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
BARRISTER MICHAEL SMITH
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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!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
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
willingly send them money.
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