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!
This is an internet
scam! DO NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: Patrick Marsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: For your attention......
Date: 2 Sep 2009 00:10:34 -0000 (Tue, 20:10 EDT)
For your attention.
to your non response of our earlier letter to you on behalf of the
trustees and Executors to the Will of our late client. I wish to notify
you that we are listing you as a beneficiary to the total sum of 18.5M
euros (Eighteen Million Five Hundred Thousand euros) in the codicil and
last testament of the deceased.
death he was a major shareholder in big companies, which include
textile and construction companies. He was a very great philanthropist
during his lifetime. He died on 29th January 2005 at the age of 78 Even
though he was a foreigner living and working here he requested before
his death that he be buried here in his words, "I regard here as My
home and the people as my people" We therefore reckoned that you can
receive this funds as you are qualified by your name identity.
the legal papers will be processed on your response. In your acceptance
of this deal, we request that you kindly forward any proof of
identities of yours, your current telephone and fax numbers and
forwarding address to enable us file necessary documents at our high
court probate division for the release of this sum of money. I hope you
Will accept to donate a 20 percent of this sum as grant to charity and
needy after receiving this payment? and 30 percent to you, 50 percent
to my lawfirm? It will be appreciated if you give true answers to the
above questions to enable me determine whether or not you are to be
recommended to the Bank as the funds inheritor before they get it
confiscated. I will send you my international Passport for
I await your reply soon.
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
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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