Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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From: Barrister Martin Bartlam Esq. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 7:34:33 PM
Subject: About Charles Jones
I am Barrister Martin Bartlam, the personal Attorney to Mr. Charles Jones a foreigner who used to work with BMW Rockingham
here in England. On the 2nd of August 2003, my client, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Gatwick Express Road,All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my clientʼs extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but of no avail,hence I contacted you.
I have contacted you to assist me in repatriating the money left
behind by my client before they got confiscated or declared
unserviceable by the Finance House where these huge deposits were
lodged. Particularly, the Finance House where the deceased had an
account valued at about US$20.7M has issued me a notice to provide the next-of-kin or have the account confiscated within the next Forteen official working days.
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over
nine (9) months now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$20.7M can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money 55% to me and 40% to you, while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your government may required. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make, all I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Awaits your prompt response.
Barrister Martin Bartlam Esq.
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