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Monday, April 06, 2009

Mike Foxx Cork, Ireland inheritance / email money scam

Very basic money / inheritance scam, you need to pay taxes or courier fees, or bank fees or they will send you a check to deposit and wire balance or amount to cover fees and of course the check will bounce after you wired the money. Regardless a very typical basic Nigerian scam.

Return email is actually:


Dear Partner,

I wish to intimate you with a request that would be of immense Benefit to both of us. Being an executor of wills, Codicil and Administration of Estate, it is possible that we may be tempted to make fortune out of our client's situations when we cannot help it, or left with no better option.

I am Real Estate | Probate Lawyer Mike Foxx, Courthouse Chambers, Cork, Ireland. The issue I am presenting to you is a case of my client Denny Colin
(M) (an Irish and also Australia National by birth) a consultant/contractor with Gulf Maritime General Trading & contracting Company) who WILLED a fortune to his next-of-kin.

It was most unfortunate that he and his next-of-kin Denny Sawitree (F)died on the same day in the One-Two-Go Orient-Thai Airlines flight OG269 Phuket Airport plane crash of Monday,17th September 2007 from Bangkok to Phuket, a Thai island resort.

For more information see full Passenger' Manifest: (dead forum)

I am now faced with the Task of who to pass the fortune to. According to the Irish law, the fortune is supposed to be bequeathed to the Government.However, I don't belong to that school of thought which proposes that the fortune of unlucky people be given to the Government. My client made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit, valued at (7, 500,000.00) Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling for twelve (12) calendar months with Ulster Bank Ltd, Ballincollig Cork, Ireland.

Upon maturity, the bank sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. As the legal representative, It is my legal duty to inform Ulster Bank Ltd about the sudden death of my client and to present the Next of Kin in accordance with the Irish Probate and Inheritance laws.This sum of 7,500,000.00 Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling is in the Bank right now and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it.In accordance with the Irish Law on probate and Inheritance, at the expiration of4 (four) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Irish Government, if nobody applies as the Next of kin to Claim the fund.

Consequently, I shall present you to stand as the next of kin to my Late Client so that you and I can benefit from the fruit of this old man's labour to enhance Humanitarian Organization World wide.

For now, I alone know about his last will/Testament, as my client has great confident in me. Everything will be left between you and I. The share would be 50% for you and 50% for me. All I have to Do is to amend the Last will/Testament of my late client to make you the beneficiary (next of Kin) to the claim of the Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling legally.

As I am not very sure of getting your consent on the issue, I prefer not to divulge my full identity so as not to risk being disbarred. The Irish Bar considers it a breach of the oath of the Irish Bar. I need not emphasize to you that the sensitivity of this issue need not be toyed with by neglecting its confidentiality.Due to the risk involve and also the activities of fraudsters now rampant on the Internet, and until I am sure of your consent, full co-operation and genuine willingness to assist me for our mutual benefit, I would prefer that we maintain correspondence by email.

Upon acceptance, I shall send to you a copy of the probate and Inheritance return information form and the detailed Information on how this business would be successfully transacted.At this point I want to assure you that your true consent, full co-operation and confidentiality are all that are required for us to take full advantage of this great opportunity.

Do send your full names, address, and Private telephone & fax numbers for easy communication. Please note that You can also reach me

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours truly,
Barrister Mike Foxx

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