From: Andrew Burr <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 11:43:11 AM
Subject: Hello Friend
Please Reply To :firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as
such. I must solicit your confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting
you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am barrister
Andrew Burr,a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole
executor to 'my
client' who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country and who
died in a
car crash with his immediate family in east London on the 5th of
My late client a former Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco
Oil here in
the United Kingdom and had left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred
Thousand British Pounds Sterling only(9.8million)with a finance company. After
the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to
provide his next of kin who should inherit his fortune,this according
to them is
their policy in sure circumstances.
Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the
an intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be
claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts
have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless
effort in locating my late client close relative or his next of kin. The board
of directors of the company just adopted a
resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the
payment of this
money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an
abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned
of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the
me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a
likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in
existing laws of the institution.
Well I have reasoned very professionally and I can use a legal means
a next of kin of my deceased client. this is legally possible and
would be done
in accordance with the laws of the land. On this note I decided to
search for a
credible person . I was urged to contact you,that I may, with your consent,
present you to the "trustee" as my late client's family member so as to enable
you put up a claim to the bank
in that capacity as a next of kin of my client. I find this possible for the
fuller reasons that you are of the same nationality .I have all vital
that would confer you the legal right to make this claim and would make them
available to you so that the proceeds of this bank account valued at
Pounds Sterling can be paid to you before it gets confiscated or declared un
serviceable to the bank where this huge amount is lodged.
I do sincerely sympathize the death of my client but I think it is
for his funds to be submitted to the government of this country or some
financial institution. My aim is to retrieve this funds and let it be
the deceased family name,etc. for this I seek your assistance since I
unable to locate the relatives for
the past 6years now.
I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased
have the same last name giving you the advantage so that the proceeds of this
account can be paid to you and then both of us can share the money,60%
to me and
40% to you. I know there might be other persons out there with the
as my last client, but after a little check my instinct tells me to
Can I trust you on this?
I shall assemble all the necessary documents that will be used to back up your
claim.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate
will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to
that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any
the required arrangements have been made for the
completion of this transfer.
Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please get in
touch with me by my alternative email:email@example.com for better
confidentiality and send to me your :Full Names,telephone and fax numbers to
enable us discuss further on this transaction. My contact number is +44
7624172568, If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage
of the trust I have bestowed in you,Thanks for your understanding.
Phone: +44 7624 172568.
Soliciting Your Concern(Next Of Kin).
The Information in this email is confidential. It is intended solely for the
addressee. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorized.If you are not
the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying,distribution or any
or omitted to be taken in reliance to it,is prohibited and may be unlawful.
In this letter the scammer used the name of a real barrister, Andrew Burr. He is in no way associated with this scam. I received an email from the real Andrew Burr, and he asked me to add the following:
|"Andrew Burr, Adjudicator, Arbitrator and Barrister, of Atkin Chambers, Gray's Inn, London, UK, wishes to advise and warn all recipients of unsolicited "spam" messages purporting to have been sent by him that such messages will not have not been sent by him unless they have been sent from his chambers' e-mail address, namely:
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