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 Tony Jude
This is an internet
scam! DO NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
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From: Mr. Tony Jude <email@example.com>
Subject: Dear Friend.
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:30:19 -0700 (13:30 EDT)
name is Barrister Tony Jude of credit and foreign bills of Unionbank
Plc. I am writing in respect of a foreign customer of my bank with
account number14-255-2004/utb/t who perished in a plane crash [Korean
Air Flight 801] with the whole passengers aboard.
demise of this our customer by name Barry Kelly I personally has
watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has proved
abortive as none has come to claim his funds of usd.15.5M, [Fifteen
million Five hundred thousand united states Dollars] which has been
with my branch for a verylong time.
On this note, I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the next of kin as no one has come up to be the next of kin.
the banking ethics here does not allow such money to stay more than
five years, because money will be recalled to the bank treasury as
unclaimed after this period.
well you need to forward belows detials to proceed further.
Your full name and address.
Your telephone and fax number.Your company name and address.
Your bank detials and age.
view of this I got your contact through a trade journal after realizing
that your name and country is similar to the deceased.
I will give you 30% of the total.
the receipt of your response, I will send you by fax or e-mail the
application, bank's fax number and the next step to take.
not fail to bring to your notice that this business is hitch free and
that you should not entertain any fear as all modalities for fund
transfer can be finalized with in five banking days,
after you apply to the bank as a relation to the deceased.
When you receive this letter.
Kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your private Tel/Fax numbers for quick communication.
Please reply me on my private below Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrister Tony Jude
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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.
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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
willingly send them money.
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