Paul Peters says:
"you bear the same surname with my late client and coincidentally, you are nationals of the same country"
||Hello, I am Miss Young. I received this story from a friend. Let me call him Alexander Bushc.
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>From: BARRISTER PAUL PETERS <firstname.lastname@example.org>Reply-To: BARRISTER PAUL PETERS <email@example.com>Subject: NEXT OF KIN ( IN GOOD FAITH)
>Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 10:58:36 -0400
>Hello,I was privileged to capture your names from the Internet. My name is
>Barr. Paul Peters, a legal practitioner and the personal Attorney to my
>late client, who died along with his wife and his Two sons and Daughter in
>a Ghastly motor accident over 3 years now August 13, 2004. All the
>occupants in the vehicle lost their lives. I am convinced that it was the
>grace of God that made me to locate you. My client was a successful and he
>is an accomplished family man, who made enough fortune before his untimely
>death.then I had made several inquiries through your my clients extended
>relative but this exercise has proved unsuccessful. After several
>unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives through the
>Internet, to locate any member of his family not much progress was
>recorded My late client was an influential wealthy businessman, an oil
>magnet here in London and he left behind a deposit of Ten Million Two
>Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only US$10,2OO,OOO.OO !
> in his domiciliary bank account in CUMBERLAND BUILDING SOCIETY here in
>London- United Kingdom. After the death ofmy client his bankers contacted
>me, as his Attorney to provide his next of kin who should inherit his
>fortune.The board of directors of his bank adopted a resolution and I was
>mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within
>28 working days or forfeit the money to the bank as an abandoned
>property.The bankers had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree
>of 1996 to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given
>to me.Despairing at the point of exhaustiveness, fortunately, I came
>across your name, to my utmost amazement, I discovered that you bear the
>same surname with my late client and coincidentally, you are nationals of
>the same country.I am Convinced that you may be linked with my late client
>or that you might provide clue to my search, I therefore, decided to
>contact with these facts before me because of the simil!
> arities. By virtue of my closeness to the deceased and his imm!
> ediate f
>amily, I am very much aware of my client financial standing and the bank
>account he operates.I have reasoned very professionally and I feel it will
>be legally proper to present you as the next of kin of my deceased client
>so that you can be paid the funds left in his bank account hence I
>contacted you.I seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin to the
>Deceased since you are at an advantage, so that the proceeds of this Bank
>Account valued at US$10.2m Million Dollars can be paid to you.We shall
>both share the funds. 50% to me and 50% to you, I shall assemble all the
>necessary Legal Documents that will be used to back up our claim.All I
>require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through.
>I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that
>will protect you from any breach of law. Please get in touch with me by
>email:firstname.lastname@example.org to enable us discuss further.Best
>Regards Barr. Paul Peters.
||>To: BARRISTER PAUL PETERS
>Subject: RE: NEXT OF KIN ( IN GOOD FAITH)
>Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 10:21:30 -0500
>Barrister Paul Peters:
>I find it amazing that you never made mention of your late client by name.
>AND should I prove to be the next of kin, why and by what legal right would
>you PRESUME to claim 50% of MY MONEY! Get real, Mr. Peters, I intend to
>immediately contact the bank officers and to also report you to the Bar
>Registry [whatever it's called] of London. And by the way, JUST IN CASE
>YOU ARE A FRAUD -I am also reporting you to a web site where you'll have
>international claim to your professional career. My apologies in such
>event my PRESUMPTION proves embarassingly incorrect. But of course, then I
>would owe you an apology and my most grateful thanks for your having gone
>to such extensive effort to locate me and grant me such great fortune. But
>Paul, my thanks will stop far short of handing over to you such a vast
>portion of my inheritance as you mention.
>Please provide your credentials and necessary forms as provided you by the
>bank officers. Meanwhile I shall contact them -NOT to depose you as my
>kin's legal representative, but to ascertain you are exactly who and what
>you claim to be, that they in fact know you and are working with you in
>this matter, and that I should therefore cooperate with YOU as the legal
>I await your reply. Thank you.
||>From: Paul Peters <email@example.com>
>Subject: Thanks for your kind reply
>Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 08:37:17 +0100 (BST)
>Dear Alexander Bushc,
>This is to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of your mail. I thank you
>immensely for indicating your interest and readiness to assist me in
>achieving this claim. Dear friend, I am addressing this mail to you with
>utmost respect and sincere hope that this mail will move you into action
>to work with me.
>I am very happy with you for being direct and truthful to this matter and
>equally I am replying your message with the zeal that you can be of
>immense help at this time to claim this money as soon as possible from
>CUMBERLAND BUILDING SOCIETY where my respected late client Mr. John
>Bushc,had the money lodged in. Being his Attorney, the CUMBERLAND BUILDING
>SOCIETY has been contacting me to present my late client next of kin, of
>cause. I have made frantic efforts to locate his relations who are not
>aware of this money, ironically, all my efforts through your Embassy and
>the UK Immigration Services proved unsuccessful, which compelled me to
>contact you through the Internet. I am very appreciative of your concern
>and will do every thing humanly and legally possible to transfer all the
>accrued benefits to your name as the next of kin to the deceased under no
>legal risk. I would want to reassure you that the process of this
>transaction will be legal, you don’t have to fear or worry
> about any legal implication.
>Since you have indicated your interest to help claim this money out from
>CUMBERLAND BUILDING SOCIETY, I feel strongly indebted to my late client to
>make sure that his assets and valuables left behind are not wasted or
>forfeited to the bank. This mind pondering thoughts, had informed my
>determination to recover his funds. In this regard, let us join hands
>together and claim this money from CUMBERLAND BUILDING SOCIETY as soon as
>possible, which I am convinced it will not take us up to 10 working days
>by the bank time frame to pay any of my late client next of kin the funds.
>The procedure is transparent and excellent. I have the capability as a
>lawyer to obtain the legal document within two working days.
>Firstly, I will swear an affidavit in the Magistrate Court of Justice in
>favour of you, which will confer the right to me to obtain a
>letter/certificate of administration (Oath without will) from the
>Magistrate Court of Justice here in London in your name. This
>letter/certificate of administration is a legal document that gives you an
>exclusive legal right to claim the money as the heir to the deceased and
>confirms your status as the bonafide beneficiary of the deposited fund in
>CUMBERLAND BUILDING SOCIETY. The legal documents also covers you anywhere,
>any place and no question will arise from your own bank or government
>about the money when transferred into your account.
>Finally, the letter of administration and an application of claim which I
>will write on your behalf will be submitted together to the management of
>CUMBERLAND BUILDING SOCIETY for harmonization, approval and subsequent
>transfer of the fund into your bank account.
>Hence, the application of claim and the letter of administration are
>submitted to the bank on your behalf, you will be recognized as the
>beneficiary of the funds and the bank will thereafter be contacting you
>To facilitate the process of this transaction, urgently forward to me your
>telephone and fax numbers, full name, address, your company name and your
>position in the company. I shall send to you all the legal documents that
>are involved in this transaction as soon as they are secured for your
>You are to call me on my private telephone number +44-779-551-2657
>immediately you receive this mail for more explanations.
>I am expecting to hear from you urgently.
>Thanks and God bless you.
>Barrister Paul Peters.
||Alexander sends a query to the (real) Cumberland Building Society via their website:
||I have been contacted by a Barrister Paul Peters stating that he represents a late client Mr. John Bushc on behalf of his estate and has been contacted by your banking firm regarding dispersal of funds on account. I will be happy to forward this email -if legitimate, please inform me and if otherwise, then you have for your disposal. Thank you.
||>From: "Cumberland Building Society" <XXXXX @ Cumberland.co.uk>
>Subject: FW: Cumberland Website - General Enquiry
>Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 11:11:35 +0100
>Dear Mr Bushc
>Thank you for your enquiry,
>I am afraid to say that the information you have received is bogus. I
>can confirm that the Cumberland Building Society have no association
>whatsoever with a barrister by the name of Paul Peters or John Bushc.
>I will pass this information on to the relevant department to
>investigate this matter further.
||Alexander stopped all further contact with Paul Peters.