Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Email Money Scam: RE. I HOPE YOU GOT MY (SCAM) MAIL / Kenneth Williams

COMMON COMMON COMMON Money scam, repeated a 100 times or more in this blog. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kenneth <>
Date: 2011/5/28

`Dear friend

I guess this might come to you as a surprised Reading from unknown person; I am Mr. Kenneth Williams a Financial consultant here in United Kingdom. I got to know you through internet research. Unfortunately one of my clients who were a property magnate and building contractor passed away with his wife and only son in an air disaster some years back.

Upon his death nobody has laid a claim on his estate {fund} of US$5.7 Million .Unfortunately, his son been the only heir died along with them in the crash, leaving a vacuum to be filled. Presently, the bank where my late client deposited the fund has planned to confiscate this fund after the expiration of a certain period by invoking abandoned property degree of 1936 in accordance with the law of United Kingdom.

It is in light of this, I decided to communicate with you,. Knowing obviously that you are not, in any way, related to the late client, my intention is to be in partnership with you, to enable me present you as the next of kin to this estate.

The fund, totaling US$5.7 Million will be shared in the ratio of 50% for you, 40% for me while 10% set aside to defray all cost arising in the execution of this transaction.

I hereby assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free and will be conducted in a legitimate manner without any financial misconduct. I should respect your trust on me as the financial adviser to the late client.

Kindly contact me immediately by furnishing me with your complete Information

1) Your full names
2) Age,
3) Direct phone number
4) Mobile phone number
5) Nature of job/position,
6) Marital status
7) Address
On receipt of your response, I will send you the documents pertaining to the deposit of the fund and engage the service of an attorney to carry out the legal documentation that will compel the bank to recognize you as the next of kin and release the fund to you.

Yours sincerely,

Kenneth Williams

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