Quality "Nigerian style" scam

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Sorry for the reference to Nigerian, it's just the easiest and most recognised way to describe these types of con.

This has to be one of the best I've received recently

IMPORTANT INFORMATION


I am Dr David Anderson, a private financial consultant in United
Kingdom

I am the personal financial / business consultant to a relative of
yours? Name withheld. He died without any will. Hence, I am contacting you.
I need you to assist in securing the money and property left behind by
my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the
bank where his huge deposits were lodged.

Particularly, the security company where the deceased had a safe
Deposit box valued Twenty million, ($20m) United States Dollars which
is in Europe.



Your relative signed vital documents to withhold identity from you
until you are able to claim the safe deposit box from the company in London
and find out yourself. I seek your consent to present you as
beneficiary, so that the proceeds of this account valued at $20 million
Dollars
can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money. The sharing
ratio will be 60% to you and 37% to me for my services, while 3% should
be for expenses or tax as your government may require.


If you consent to cooperate with me as the beneficiary, we will prepare
all necessary documents to back up claims providing proofs. All I
require is your honest cooperation to enable us execute this deal with
absolute confidentiality from you. We guarantee that this will be done under
a legitimate/official arrangement that will protect you now and in future.


Please get in touch with me by email to enable us advance
further.{Email:[email protected]}



Best Regards,
Dr David Anderson.
 
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It’s still very sad that people fall for these emails and swap personal information and cash. If it didn’t work these emails would not exist.

“He died without any will” << How GB paid for the fridge
 
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It is very sad to think that people still do get suckered in by these.

Usually the elderly, the uneducated or just the plain greeedy.
 

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I had a similar one that laid out the details of a large fortune a Kuwaite oil tycoon had left behind. It was in perfect english with no superfluous capitals, I was going to reply because I reckon the dialogue could've been interesting.
 
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I got one today through ebay. I was selling my phone and a new account did a buy it now with a uk address but emailed me asking to post to Nigeria! The auction said only post to the UK damn people!!!! :mad:
 
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'I need you to assist in securing the money and property left behind by
my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the
bank where his huge deposits were lodged.'

Looks like the bill for DynoRod after he blocked up their toilets.
 
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It's slightly more subtle than most scams. Notice he's not actually asking for you to give him money up front, he just wants persmission to get what's in the deposit box that presumably doesn't exist. Presumably if you played along he'd come up with some reason why you need to give him money to get at this deposit box.
 
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Right, I'm gonna play along with this for a while and see what comes of it.

"Dear Dr Anderson,
Just yesterday I received sad news telling of an uncle passing away. It has been said he was an extremely wealthy man, but regrettably he had chosen to distance himself from the family. I have also been told that I was the last member of my family he had been in contact with, on the day I was born.

I would dearly have liked to meet and get to know this man as my family has been through many troubled times, and I feel an influence as positive as my Uncle - Buck could possibly have provided may have turned things around for us all.

I am deeply honoured this great man, Uncle Buck has chosen me as beneficiary to his legacy.
Please forward details of how I may assist and I will endeavour to fulfill every requirement made of me.

If you have any details of funeral arrangements, I and my family would be eternally in your debt if you could find your way to provding this to us.

Warmest regards,

J. Candy "
 
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