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Old 03-27-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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From: [email protected]
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Subject: hello
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:11 AM
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Dear Leslie Bielski,

I honestly apologize and hope I do not
cause you much embarrassment by contacting you through
this means for a transaction of this magnitude, but
this is due to confidentiality and prompt access
reposed on this medium. Furthermore, due to this issue
on my hands now, it became necessary for me to seek
your assistance, and it is imperative for me to know
your opinion about it.
My name is Gilbert Doughty, an attorney at law
based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A deceased client of
mine, by name Mr. Alfred Bielski who here in shall be
referred to as my client, died as a result of
heart-related disease in November 2004.
I have contacted you to assist me in claiming the
money left behind by my late client before it is
declared unserviceable by the bank and the money
reversed to government treasury. The deposit value is
$1.2 million United States dollars.
The bank has issued me a last notice to contact and
present his next of kin for the claim, or the money
will be reversed to government purse and his account
closed. My proposition to you is to seek your consent
to present you as my late clientʼ* next of kin and
beneficiary of the funds because you bear the same
last name so that the proceeds of my late client'*
account can be paid to you into an account that will
be provided by you. Then we can share the amount on a
mutually agreed percentage. He has no next of kin and
all efforts to trace his family were not fruitful.
All legal documents to back up the claim as my
real late client'* next-of-kin will be provided by me.
I require your honest cooperation and transparency
during process to enable me see this transaction
successfully through. The process and transfer of the
funds to your account will be executed under a
legitimate arrangement that will protect you and me
from any breach of the law. Please contact me at once
to indicate your interest via email giving me your
telephone number for fast communication. When I get
your reply, I will send you a detailed explanation and
my full contact information.
Your earliest response to this proposal will
be appreciated, however if this business proposal
offends your moral values, do accept my apology.
Best Regards
Barr. Gilbert Doughty.
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Smells like some serious BS

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Old 03-27-2007, 01:37 PM   #3
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I dont get something. Why would anyone open an email from someone they dont know?
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I dont get something. Why would anyone open an email from someone they dont know?
White car owners will do almost anything. Ever hear the fable about one that drank engine oil?
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Maybe you get that kind of crap because you post your full name and email address on forums?

You really should edit out the email address, at least.
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I get those too. That right there is a very old scam. They'll basically tempt you with this 1.2 million but you'll find you'll have to shell out thousands over time and never get it (if you were to believe the scam of course). If you reply at all you'll get more scams just like it.
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Don't be too hard on her, guys. There are many other ways that these scammers get your info.

After I posted my resume on a few well respected job search websites a few years ago, I received a number of scam spam emails, including a version of the famous Nigerian scam, much like this one.
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"...I require your honest cooperation and transparency
during [this dishonest or possibly even illegal] process..."

Trust me, I'm an honest crook and wouldn't think of ripping you off after you give me a bank account number to roll the alledged funds into, or front me $xxx.xx for legal fees, or.... That'* laughable!

I know you're not going to bite, but does anybody actually fall for these things?
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Apparently, yes.

Consider the odds and statistics for a minute. Suppose this scam is sent to a million people per month/year (1,000,000). Then suppose that only 1/100th of 1% (0.0001) slip up and provide them some data. That'* 100 people...
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