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 Chris David [Esq]
This is an internet
scam! DO NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: chris david <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 17:37:04 +0000 (13:37 EDT)
Your e-mail address came up in a random draw conducted by our law firm, chris and chris Law Chambers in Lagos Nigeria
name is Chris David (esq).. A personal attorney to our late client
Mr.Fedrick Venegas who worked for an oil firm in Nigeria. Mr.Fedrick
Venegas a well known Philanthropist,before he died, he made a Will in
our law firm stating that $12M (twelve million U.S. dollars only)
should be donated to any Philanthropist of our choice overseas.
have made a random draw and your name and e-mail address was picked as
the beneficiary to this Will. I am particularly interested in securing
this money from the Bank, because they have issued a notice instructing
us to produce the beneficiary of this Will within two weeks which
happens to be you or else the money will be credited to the Government
treasury as regards to law here.
It is my utmost
desire to execute the Will of our late client. You are required to
contact me immediately to start the process of transfering this money
to any of your designated official account. I urge you to contact me
immediately for further details bearing in mind that the Bank has given
us a date limit.
I advise that you send to me immediately
your full names,direct mailing address, age, occupation,and direct
telephone number, to enable me file for an application of claim on your
behalf to the Bank where the funds are deposited, as soon as this is
taken care of, then the bank shall contact you for more directives.
Please contact me urgently via my email
[ 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.
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