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 MAHMUD ALI BASAH
This is an internet
send these scammers money for any reason.
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From: Mahmud Ali Basah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Urgent Reply Neended
Date: 01/11/2010 12:12:58 PM (Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:12:58 +0000)
Mahmud Ali Basah & CO.
Jalan 2/16 Dataran Templer
Batu Caves Bandar Baru Selayang
I am Barrister Mahmud Ali Basah of Ali Basah Chambers, a legal
practitioner in Malaysia with many years of practice.I was an attorney
to a deceased client of mine who died in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia of a
heart related condition in 2003. My reason of sending you this email is
to help secure the funds left behind by my client before it is
confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Standard Assurance Finance
where this fund valued at $8.6million dollars was deposited. Since you
do have the same surname with my late client, I would want to present
you as the legitimate beneficiary with all legal documents required to
back the claim up.The holding Financial Home has issued me a notice to
contact the next of kin, or the account will be confiscated, and so
far, all my efforts to get hold of someone related to this man has
This is my proposal; I am asking for your consent to present you to the
Financial Home as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my late client,
since you have the same last name, so that the proceeds of this account
can be paid to you. Then we can share the amount on a mutually
agreed-upon percentage. I do have a good standing in Malaysia , it is
my assurance that this transaction will be successful and that I will
make sure that the transaction is done within the applicable laws to
guarantee full legitimacy.
All legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin
will be provided by me. All I require is your honest cooperation to
enable us see this transaction through.This will be executed under a
legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the
law. However, if this business proposition offends your moral values,
do accept my apology.
Please contact me at once to indicate your interest. Do understand that
this transaction do require utmost confidence and you should keep this
mail to yourself not withstanding if you are rejecting the transaction
or accepting it.
Note that I reserve the right to reject your acceptance of this
proposal if I have reasons to believe that you may not be honest or
discreet as it concerns this proposal. Further details will be giving
as soon as your interest is indicated.
Barr Mahmud Ali Basah.
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BARRISTER MAHMUD ALI BASAH
It's important to note that
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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