In case its not obvious, THIS IS A SCAM. No question about it.
Mr. Allen Bradbury
Tel: +44 7757542903
I apologize if the contents hereunder are contrary to your moral ethics. But
please treat with absolute secrecy and personal.
Oops, I didn’t respect his moral ethics.
I am an employee of a commercial Bank here in the United Kingdom and an
Account Officer to a deceased customer who is a National of your country.
No you aren’t. Your language and grammar indicates someone who is from Africa.
We lost this customer and his family in an auto crash here in England some
years back and his account valued at £10,800,000.00 (Ten Million, Eight
Hundred Thousand British Pounds) with us has been dormant and unclaimed due to
unavailability of a next of kin / relatives to claim his estate, since his son
whom he used as his next of kin died in the same auto crash with him.
Wow, ten million!
In accordance with the Es-cheat laws of England, the Board Of Directors of the
Bank met a forth night ago and resolved to turn the estate of the deceased
over to the Government having waited for too long without the deceased
relatives/next of kin surfacing, and if this is done, invariably the funds
will end up becoming Government property too, so it is as a result of this
that I am moved to contact you considering the fact that a known relative of
him have not been Located and since you bear the same last name.
I don’t you know. I know most of the people in the UK who have the same unusual last name as me. And what the billy shears are “Es-cheat” laws?
In view of this, I am seeking for your co-operation and understanding to stand
as the deceased next of kin to enable us claim the inheritance before the time
period given by the Bank elapse.
Hmm, this is too good to be true. Wait, this appeals to my sense of greed, I could end up with the money.
(Of course, this is what you’re meant to think)
Hence, If this proposal is OK by you and you do not wish to take undue
advantage of the trust I hope to bestow on you. Then kindly get back to me
immediately, strictly via my private email address only:
firstname.lastname@example.org write to enable me enlighten you on how we are to
I will not contact any person or Company until I hear from you, so as to
enable me decide on what to do next. Be rest assured that it is a risk free
project and the proceeds will be shared 50% each once the funds are
repatriated into your account either there in the Canada Or elsewhere.
I wait for your prompt response.
NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU ARE NOT RELATED TO MY LATE CUSTOMER, THE FUND WILL STILL BE PAID TO YOU, SINCE I AM PRESENTING YOU AS HIS NEXT OF KIN, BASED ON THE FACT THAT I WAS HIS PERSONAL ACCOUNT OFFICER, WHOEVER I PRESENT WILL BE PAID.
So what actually happens here is they ask for my account details, perhaps a “holding deposit” if I look like I’m dumb enough, then they vanish into the night.
Having said that, I know of people who have lost their life savings, and been very angry and bitter and have not allowed these people to vanish, and have gone to Africa to seek them out.
They were never seen again.