Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts
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Saturday, June 06, 2009
Mr.Thompson Edward Inheritance Fraud / Scam Email
Common email fraud.
With due Respect, i crave your indulgence as i contacted you in such a surprising manner, but I respectfully insist that you read this letter carefully as I am optimistic it will open doors for unimaginable financial rewards for both of us. I got your contact from a directory data, and hoping that you are a reliable and honest person that will assist in championing this transaction.
In a brief introduction, I am Mr.Thompson Edward, an internal auditor with a financial institution here in Lome-Togo. With due respect and regard, I am contacting you on a business transaction that will be beneficial to both parties at the end.
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum in an account that belongs to an expatriate oil consultant who died along with his wife and their only daughter in an airline crash while coming back from cultural festival .More info can be found in this link- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6627485.stm. Upon Maturity of the deposit, the fund was confined to a dormant status where upon we made this discovery, and further inquiries by me revealed that no next of kin was stated in his file with our bank.
It is standard practice that after the expiration of a specified period, the funds will be declared as an "unclaimed asset resource" and the account closed. My contacting you is to allow your particulars to be forwarded to this institution as the family member or next of Kin to our deceased customer for the purpose of benefiting the content of the account. All the arrangement to put claim over this fund has been perfected by me and i will assist you on steps to follow. Every necessary document shall be obtained on your behalf to back-up this claim. Needless to say that the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return we demand your complete honesty and trust.
Remember that with my support, this transaction is risk free and will be done under a legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of the law while we hope to conclude this transaction within a short period of time if you accord us your unalloyed support and co- operation. I am assuring you that with my position in the bank, this money will hit your account successfully before 9 official bank working days.
As soon as you accept this condition and finally indicate your interest in this deal the first thing is to send your telephone number for voice to voice communication and further establishment of trust, this I will then guide you on other steps to follow.
All other necessary information will be sent to you when I hear from you.