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#385207 - 31st Jan 2010 7:12pm Email Scam
_jase_
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I got this email the other week, as soon as i had opening it i new it was a scam. (witch most would of knowin too)




Quote:
Dear Jason ??????,

I am Barrister Alda Peters, a legal practitioner practicing in the state of Lome in Togo.I am the family attorney to (Mr A.F ??????),a national of your country.

Mr A.F ?????? died with his family in an auto accident On the 10th of november,2005. I have made several attempts to locate any of Mr A.F ?????? relatives,all to no avail.

I have contacted you to claim the estate of Mr A.F ?????? valued at USD12.5 million since you share the same last name.

The bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have his funds pushed into the government treasury as unclaimed bills.

Under a clear and legitimate agreement with you, I shall seek your consent to be presented as the next of Kin, so that my late Clients' Fund will not be Confiscated by the Bank and pushed into the bank treasury as unclaimed bills rather release to you.

For the sake of Transparency on this matter, you are free to make immediate contact for further clarification and explanation on this matter.

I will also need you to reconfirm your full name and contact telephone number to ascertain the fact that I am dealing with the right person.

Upon receipt of your response i will give you the details of this transaction.

Get back to me for more details of this transaction on my private email ID
aldapeters62@live.com

Note that this claim is legitimate.

I await your prompt response.


Best Regards
Alda Peters (Esq)





So i sent him [b]I KNOW YOUR A SCAM, NOW P!SS OFF. Witch he reply with lmfao!!![/b] raftl







Quote:
Dear Jason ?????? ,

Note that this claim is legitimate as it will undergo normal processing in line with the financial and allied matters law. for more details about our law firm verify from my country's ministry of justice.


I consider it expedient to give you the details of this transaction.

I contacted you for this claim based on the recommendation of the private search agency that gave me your contact email address.This information is highly confidential.

When my personal efforts to locate any of my late client`s relatives yielded no result i hired the services of a private search agency who did the search and recommended you.

Mr.Alexandra Frederick ?????? was born in 1944.He was a civil engineer and executed construction projects for the government.He had a wife named Anita and a daughter named Amanda.Unfortunately all died in an auto accident when they were coming back from a family picnic on the 10th of November, 2005.

Note that Mr.Alexandra Frederick ?????? died with his wife (Anita) and only daughter (Amanda) in the auto accident and left no named relative to inherit his estate.

Mr.Alexandra Frederick ?????? operated a bank account with Premier Regional Bank Lome Togo (www.prbonline.com).

When my late client (Mr.Alexandra Frederick ?????? ) opened the account with the bank ,as a rule, in compliance with the inheritance law in this country he left three security information called "security confirmation" in the event of death.

The requirement is that as the next of kin you must provide this information before the bank will approve your claim and release the funds to you.

As the personal/family attorney i have the security confirmation but i cannot claim the funds because i am from this country and this is contrary to the legal professional ethics regarding client-attorney relationship.

Trust, sincerity and confidentiality is very important in this transaction considering the amount of money involved. Money matters require absolute trust,sincerity and confidentiality for the security of parties involved.

I am concerned about the safety of the funds when it is released to you. The total sum of USD12.5M will be released to you.You will be entitled to 50% of the total funds as the next of kin, 30% will be used to finish Mr.?????? charity foundation project while i will earn 20% legal fees for my participation in this transaction.The 20% legal fees is in line with the professional rule guiding the execution of estate of this nature in this country.

It is important that you get back to me let me know your decision before i go to the bank to fill out the claim application form and apply for the claim on your behalf.

You can reach me directly on mobile Line: 00(228)7501647.Note that (228) is my country code.

I await your prompt response


Regards,
Alda E. Peters (Esq)
FOUNDER/OWNER-ATTORNEY,ZEALOUS ASSOCIATES.

ZEALOUS ASSOCIATES
(ATTORNEYS AND COUNSEL)
No. 18 Olive Close,
096 BP 01149 Lome
Lome Togo.
Tel :00(228)0458942
Fax : 00(228)9875836
Mobile :00(228)7501647
E_MAIL:aldapeters62@live.com







Thanks to good old Google smile check out Kerry Howell letter very alike raftl

http://www.scamshield.com/Sighting.asp?state=none&country=Australia&article=10



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#385209 - 31st Jan 2010 7:18pm Re: Email Scam [Re: ]
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#385263 - 1st Feb 2010 1:05am Re: Email Scam [Re: _Ste_]
bobi1 Offline
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Registered: 5th Dec 2009
Posts: 572
Loc: wirral
I get about 20 a week of those emails unfortunately. Never thought to reply to any of them in case it kicks off some avalanche of sewage into my inbox or worst still some effing trogan you can't get rid of. Best thing is to just ignore them.

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#385272 - 1st Feb 2010 3:41am Re: Email Scam [Re: bobi1]
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Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Unfortunately, by responding, you may have unwittingly done the worst thing - they know the mailbox is active now so may send you lots more spam or put it on an active spam database, or sell it on.

Hope they don't mate, but in future, just throw them into junk or trash as their usually sent from spambots lol. We gets thousands on our mail servers, they are usually sent to addresses that have never even existed, in the hope that they do exist and someone does get the mail; but instead we have our mail servers just blackholing them all haha.

smile

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#385273 - 1st Feb 2010 3:57am Re: Email Scam [Re: MattLFC]
bobi1 Offline
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Registered: 5th Dec 2009
Posts: 572
Loc: wirral
Avoid like the plague any emails sent to "undisclosed recipients" which usually means they have gained access to a list of email addresses and just bombarded them with spam. Any emails that appear friendly in the title eg Hi or Dear friend, aren't worth opening. Those you might open out of curiosity usually have some sob story about someone dying without anyone to give their money to and you just happen to be related to them (as if!!!!). Another scam is making out you are the winner of a competition or lottery. Don't reply to them cos you never know what it might lead to.

btw most of them can't spell-dead giveaway wink


Edited by bobi1 (1st Feb 2010 4:01am)

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#385300 - 1st Feb 2010 10:35am Re: Email Scam [Re: bobi1]
chriskay Offline
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Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
This is a site with some great stories about scam-baiting. Not sure I'd have the nerve in case it went wrong.
http://www.419eater.com/
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#385370 - 1st Feb 2010 5:51pm Re: Email Scam [Re: chriskay]
BandyCoot Online   Reading

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Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5350
Loc: Birkenhead
The big pull is that when you do answer they then get in touch and require a registration fee to facilitate the claim. I believe it originated in Nigeria. Amazingly there are some folks who have actually fell for this to the tune of thousands of pounds, the mind boggles.


Edited by BandyCoot (1st Feb 2010 5:52pm)
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#385505 - 2nd Feb 2010 1:49pm Re: Email Scam [Re: BandyCoot]
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Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19087
Loc: Bob Land
The office of fair trading have launched a -spam awareness month known as 'spamnesty'.
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#385507 - 2nd Feb 2010 1:59pm Re: Email Scam [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19087
Loc: Bob Land
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#413534 - 5th Jun 2010 11:31am Re: Email Scam [Re: RUDEBOX]
Jess53 Offline
Member

Registered: 17th Apr 2010
Posts: 88
Loc: Birkenhead
Hi almost got caught with a similar kind of thing via ebay. Had a buyer for something we were selling, they were from USA. The delivery address was Lagos! They claimed they wanted to pay via paypal, but (wait for this) they were prepared to pay us an extra amount if we posted the item to Lagos before it cleared with paypal!!!! Hence we reported this to both ebay and paypal and the item was not sold!! Jess


Edited by Jess53 (5th Jun 2010 11:32am)

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#433712 - 24th Sep 2010 7:16pm Re: Email Scam [Re: Jess53]
tigertiger1953 Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 5th Sep 2010
Posts: 460
Loc: wirral
I got this one (among others):

Hello, friend
my name is Miss Angel I'm searching for a real person that is trust and worthy and caring,a person who understand the real meaning of love and trust in each other a mature person that will be faithful to me and will understand that real love does not count distance or colour,i feel a great joy in my heart withing me after coming accross you email at (.usaf-locator.com)i took interest on you even without seeing you in person but your profiles really gave me a nice pleasure to communicate with you, and I hope you will be the true loving, honest partner that I have been looking for, And I have something special to tell you about me, please i will like you to reply to me urgently at so that i can share more about me and my pictures also.

Best regards
Angel

and repsponded:
Hello Angel,

Thank you for your lovely letter. Yes yes it is so true. How is your life in the USA? Do you have a big house and a car? I am a young man and I live in Sierra Leone. My father was a well known diamond merchant in Nigeria. Unbelievably some robers kill him and we have to flee the country.I have $50,000,000 of his money but cannot access it as I am not allowed a bank account. I can arrange for this money to be paid into your account. I would be happy to pay you $10,000,000 for this transaction.

PLEASE GET IT TOUCH SOON.

There are details I need from you.

With great love

Haven't heard back. usaf-locator.com is a site looking for former USA troops I had logged on looking for a friends father. these people are obviously everywhere now, here even!

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