An Awesome Email I Got Today

@julyteen (13265)
Davao, Philippines
May 18, 2008 9:22am CST
this is the email i got today. Please read and interpret what he want from me. Leadway Charmbers (Attorneys-at-Law) 18 Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 7LA Fax: +44-700-580-7633 Dear Friend, INQUIRY OF RECORD-NOTIFICATION OF INHERITANCE I humbly wish to discuss this important issue with you. I am writing you in good faith with believe that your understanding and speed response will expedite a conclusion to my quest. I got your contact details from the National Database Centre. My name is Attorney George Wieslaw, the Principal Attorney of Leadway Chambers. My decision to contact you is because of this business transaction that will benefit us mutually irrespective of the fact that we have not met nor seen each other before. My late Client Mr. Jim L. Kaul an American, until his death has left in his bank account the sum total of US$18.600,000.00 Million (Eighteen Million Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). He was an Oil Consultant/Contractor when he was alive. Since I was his personal attorney, he gave me the custody of his deposit papers, and as such entrusted me with the Legal Rights to execute his Will after his demise. I have tried to locate any member of his immediate family but have been successful. Now, I have decided to contact you so that you can rightfully/legitimately stand as the beneficiary to inherit the deposit in his bank. This is a staggering sum like you know and I need a reliable person to help me with necessary arrangements to transfer the fund in your name and recommendation before it is declared "Unclaimed" by the bank. By virtue of my position as an Attorney, I will arrange the documents in your name so that you can legitimately apply as the heir to my late client for the proceeds of the said amount to be paid to you. I also want you to know that your not being his blood relative will not be a barrier to the success of this transaction. You will be entitled to take 40% of the total sum should you be willing to assist me in this business transaction, and I will take the remaining 60% for my legal services. I will prepare a formal agreement that will guide and protect us in this transaction for accountability purpose. Contact me at my private email g.wieslaw@leadwaycharmbers.com once you receive this message. I hope to receive a positive response from you. Yours sincerely, George Wieslaw (Principal Attorney) How did they get my email add that before i sign-in to the site they promise that my email ad is confidential. It's really annoying to received a scam emails. I share this message to you so that we are all aware about the technique of spammers that always find a victim to victimize.
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42 responses
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
23 May 08
These emails goes under the title of "Nigeria letters", due to the fact that the scam originated from Nigeria. Now they have a few different approaches, from the one you have just gotten until a more common one, which is about a wealthy person living in Africa, who because of the troubled times not can get his money out unless they are transferred to a person who is an american/any european country citizen. For this of course you will get a large portion of this money. And there is only one catch... you have to pay them 1 000$ or so in "administrative fees" to get the money to your account. And that's when the scam part comes in, because of course out of the millions of people that has gotten this email a few will be gullible enough to send those 1 000$, and then from only 100 people they have made a fortune, and will never be heard from again! Sorry!
@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Jun 08
i am wondering where did they got our email add which is confidential to others.
@Emiese (994)
• Sweden
14 Jun 08
That is not hard at all. There are people that has as a business to collect email addresses and then sell them. Most of the addresses are collected in a less than legit way, and sold in great numbers. Normally legit sites wouldn't buy it but people that sends spam and scammers pays for all of these addressses, to be able to send out their scamming mails to. I normally look firstly at the "To:" line of the email. Normally there is another address then mine there, then I know that it was not only sent to me which means it is very likely a scam or sent to a purchased list of people. Of course if it is your address there this doesn't mean it was only sent to you, but at least this is a start. Be sure to be very careful with these emails. They might seem nice enough in the beginning but after the first contact they will want to have your account details or you to pay an "administrative fee". Same thing goes for the lottery winnings, there are lots of scams about eg. the UK national lottery. Think about if you have bought a ticket or not! You cannot win unless you have participated! Take care!
• United States
9 Aug 08
They want your money, plain and simple. The get your addy from just about anywhere. Best plan of attack when anything like this pops up on your screen HIT THE DELETE BUTTON.
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@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Aug 08
what i did was hit REPORT AS SPAM and never read it again. thanks for the comments
@Eskimo (2329)
6 Jun 08
They don't necessarily get your e-mail address, they can use an address mailer which e-mails to millions of legitimate addresses, all they need is the last part of the address. If you reply then you will get a request for bank details, a fee or both, reply and you will probably get your bank acount emptied. I usually get a similar one from Nigeria almost every day.
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@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Jun 08
okay i am enlightened now about this scam. thanks for the effort.
• India
21 May 08
this is a scam dude
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@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Jun 08
yes it is really a scam, it silly to thank that many will send you emails like this. thanks for the comment.
@Bethany1202 (3434)
• United States
18 May 08
SOunds like a scam. I have gotten many similar emails such as this one time and time again, starting many years ago. As the old adage goes: "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." Besides, why would someone hunt you down via email for something so important? Don't you think they might send you a certified letter via postal mail so they can be sure they get the right person and the notice is received? It would make more sense for something as important as this to be more official than a simple email.
@samgrg (52)
• Hong Kong
12 Sep 08
Ya man I have also got the similar type of e-mail, please check my blog to see the email.Somebody has to do some thing to stop these kinds of scams. I don't know how many other honest guys are cheated by these cheaters.We have to kick these guys as*!!!! hard.
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
18 May 08
One thing for sure. This is a scam. I received several letters the same as this before. And I really tried to correspond to the sender. There and then I found it is not true, try to email them back and you will discover how disperate they are to just get a minimal amount from you in exchange of the millions they mentioned.
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• China
18 May 08
oh yeah your right, i got the same mails started 5 yrs ago and till now, i just wonder how many people got in to this kind of scam since they are (scammer) becoming more and more.
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• Canada
27 Jun 08
This is a terrible scam. I receive about half a doze of these e-mails daily, and MSNBC did an entire documentary on this kind of scam. It may look good, and believe me, we can all use $18 million now and then, but it's NOT legitimate. Don't get sucked in.
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@fec139 (803)
• United States
26 May 08
it's a scam probably from liberia or nigeria......they try to get you to pay them money to "release" your funds, and the only people getting rich are the scammers!
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@LouieWpHs04 (4560)
• United States
22 May 08
Site's like hotmail and yahoo sell you out regardless of what they say. Maybe check out Gmail? I have some emails that almost RARELY get spam, and if they do it's not because of gmail itself, but sites I may have signed up for that tricked me into receiving spam. Hope this is a helpful response! =)
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• United States
20 May 08
Please be aware this is probably a scam (fraud). I delete these kinds of messages. Do not be duped. My husband's niece is an attorney, so she said to ignore these type of e-mails. Let's hope you have virus protection too.
• United States
20 May 08
i get dozens of the emails in my yahoo.com account i dont know how in the world they even started sending me those emails and it frustrates me beacuse it gois in my inbox and sometimes i have more than 12 that i have to sit here and delete or spam.. i rarely use my yahoo. so i dont know why i recieve so much spam mail, thier should be a law banning this junk mail its such a waiste of time..
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@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
20 May 08
I get sooo many of those emails everyday - I jut report them as spam and don't even open them!
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
20 May 08
He wants you to send him a check as a show of your good faith to open an account so he can deposit the money into it. Of course, he will tell you what account number and what name to use and it will be one that needs two co-signers, you and he. Naturally he will take the money and run. It sounds like an updated version of the old bank scam. So delete this mail. I wish I had a rich uncle as well. I doubt that a legitimate lawyer would work that way. He would not send an email and there would be the IRS to deal with.
@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
19 May 08
Yes, its definately a scam. I get emails like this all the time. I got one the other day from someone claiming they had money they needed to transfer to a bank, and I would get so much percent if I would do it, but they wanted me to provide them with all my info. and what bank to send it to. They made it look like it was from a sgt. in Iraq. Don't believe those, they are trying to get your info. so they steal your identity, or steal your money you may have in the bank. People need to be very careful about responding to these emails. Sometimes you can report them, and find that they are fraud emails. I've also gotten emails saying that I've won a large sum of money in a sweepstakes from some country, and I know I've never entered anything, so how could I have won anything. Just be careful...and I hope you don't plan on responding to this email you received.....bye
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@kaleegirl45 (1474)
• United States
19 May 08
Be very careful with that, I also have received this type of letter. what I did was write back and asked question, as how they got my address, and can my lawyer look the contract before signing.I remember what the last time he wrote back, was to open a checking account under my name and to give him the account number, I wrote back and told him I didn't have any money How was I going to open a checking account? He said that there are banks that will let you open an account with no money, I wrote back, if you know that name of one let me know and I will go. I guess he got tired of me and finally stopped. I asked a lot of questions and at the end. Why do all of write back to this person and see what kind of BS he gives us. Apparently some people actually believe in them, and before they know it they been had. each time I get one in my email address i send it over the SPAM, I don't know what happen after that.
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• Philippines
19 May 08
Scammers are really getting better this days, it's like there kind are evolving or something. Too bad they use there brains to be parasites.
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• Bahamas
19 May 08
This sounds like a scam. Excuse me for being skeptical, but if it sounds to good to be true it usually is.This could very well be an attorney, but what he is proposing is illegal. He could very well fix it that you get this money, but it could come back to bite you in the butt. You must be careful of people who contact you online.
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@tarachand (3895)
• India
19 May 08
I get eight to ten such mails every month, plus eight to ten such mails offering em a job. These are just scams. Last week some one got gypped out of over Rs.150,000/-, fortunately, the cops could arrest a few of the guys at New Delhi. In the case of the job scam, some one got cheated out of over Rs.200,000. The modus operandi is to ask for processing charges or customs clearing charges which are a minor fraction of what is offered as prize money or as pay. A person can get suckered in and then some more charges are asked for as the person is told that some document has to be cleared for which the money is required. Just don't bother to respond to such mails. If you have the contacts with the authorities, contact them and let them try and trace out the perpetuators and apprehend them.
@missbdoll (1168)
• Australia
19 May 08
Over the lasr few years I've has so many siimilar "offers" , I've just had two this week.
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• Netherlands
19 May 08
yes, that is a spam. I have encountered this too.. infact so many of these kinda mail...
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