Attorney at Law Faegre & Benson LLP, UK
June 5, 2009 8:18pm CST
These types of email scams are easy to spot but some people might ignore the obvious. The firm is supposed to be located in the UK; if that is the case why are they using a Yahoo email address instead of a corporate one and more to the point, why is it a Honk Kong Yahoo address? ___________________________________________________________ The Chambers of Richard Gilbert QC and Associates 2 Bedford Row London WC1R 4BU United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)703 595 0961 Fax +44 (0)700 592 1452 DX LDE 17 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Attorney at Law Faegre & Benson LLP, UK. Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Evening Appointments Available On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr. Jurge Krugger. I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered. I wish to notify you that late Engr. J?rge Kr?gger made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Thirty Million, One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($30, 100.000.00) to you in the Codicil and last testament to his WILL. This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true. Being a widely traveled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good. Engr. J?rge Kr?gger until his death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers. According to him this money is to support your humanitarian activities and to help the poor and the needy in our society. Please if I reach you as Iam hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable me conclude my job. I hope to hear from you in no distant time. Note: You are advise to contact me with my personal email address: email@example.com I await your prompt response. Yours in Service, Barr. Richard GIlbert QC. Tel: +44 (0)703 595 0961 Fax +44 (0)700 592 1452 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Attorney at Law Faegre & Benson LLP, UK ___________________________________________________________ Things to look for in this type of scam email include strange characters used instead of letters, misspelled words, odd email addresses and of course a request for a payment so that your funds can be released to you.