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 Mark Henry
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send these scammers money for any reason.
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From: Mr Mark Henry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Project Advice.
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:56:41 +0000 (08:56 EDT)
am Barrister. Mark Henry, Solicitor and Personal Attorney to MS
ANNABEL, An immigrant who was illegally nationalized, living and
working in South Africa.
On the 21st of April 2000, my client was
involved in a car accident along the Johannesburg interstate High Way
unfortunately, Ms. Annabel lost her life in the event of the accident,
this has prompted me to contact you, I have made several inquiries to
locate any of my clients extended relatives and this has proved
unsuccessful. I decided to contact you to assist in repatriating the
money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated
or declared unserviceable by the firm/Government of South Africa where
these huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the firm where the
deceased had a deposit valued at about $100.5 Million USD (Hundred.five
Million USA Dollars). Consequently, the firm issued me a notice to
provide the next of kin or have the deposit declared recovered treasure
and diverted to the public funds/bank reserve..
Since I have been
unsuccessful to locate the relatives for some years now, I seek your
consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you are
the same country that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you
for both of us to share the money;
60% to me and 35% to you, 5% to
charity. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back
up the claim. I will provide you with more information on this as we
All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through.
Mr Mark Henry
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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.
If you receive one of these scam mails, simply delete it as you would any other spam mails.
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