next-of-kin email

@joonbc (16)
Philippines
December 18, 2006 8:55pm CST
i have received just recently an email from somewhere in west africa. he claims to be a bank lawyer. hee says that a couple who has established business in their place in africa had died of a plane crash. the couple had several million dollars in the bank left. they don't have kids so the money belongs to nobody. this is where the lawyer started to prod me to be the next of kin for the couple. he can establish in all the files of the bank that I am next of kin. and as such i will be entitled for the inheritance fund. it is really hard to believe things like this in the internet nowadays. so i simply ignored his email to the thought that nobody would just come to you and say you have a million dollars in a bank when you know that after working like a dog, you just give the government so much. what do you think?
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@zee579 (434)
• Pakistan
19 Dec 06
This is a scam. Most of my work is online and I receive these kinds of posts everyday. The question is that if they are correct about what they are saying, why are they prepared to give you the money and why only you were the one who could help them?
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
19 Dec 06
Hi! This is definitely a scam. I'm glad you recognized that and didn't give these crooks any of your personal information. The scam here is that they ask for your bank account number so that they can put money into your bank account. The reality is they will take money OUT of your account and leave you broke. Stay away from these as you have been doing!
@mansha (6301)
• India
19 Dec 06
I also recieved the same post from same adress. Do report this mail to cyber crime branch. I didn't and see this person is still active after one year. Do not fall for this its a scam.
@joonbc (16)
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
thanks. i just checked my email and it is still there telling me the bank is going to close soon for inheritance claims. well, then let it close. good.
@menaku (25)
• Philippines
19 Dec 06
ha!?! a scam! yeah i also get those emails but i ignore them what i'm concerned about is the giving out of personal information, what if they'll blackmail me? lol i won't give them the satisfaction of blackmailing me and they could also use your information to committ fraud. we should beware on every transaction that we do in the internet because there are a lot of people out there who are waiting for the opportunity to get us
• United States
19 Dec 06
i agree
@roadromeo (376)
• India
19 Dec 06
frustation - frustation
ok, so you are one of the crowd where i ceratinly belong to. i got this mail already and i am still getting such types of mails which are indeed a scam. we have many bad words for them but then when i start thinking in the positive way, i do really appreciate the human intelligence. ultimately, people can do anything for money. no wonder thay can kill their own friends, parents, siblings or rather anyone in this world. please ignore this mail....well obvoiusly!
• United States
19 Dec 06
Delete it it's a scam. I just saw something 20/20 where these people send these emails out to thousands of Americans. After you contact them they'll ask for some money to get the ball rolling and they'll disappear. There's a lotery scam like that going on too.
@sanell (2114)
• United States
19 Dec 06
yeah it is complete bunk, I get it from a bank lawyer, a prince, a princess, sometimes it comes in the form of a preacher, or a priest, an accountant, I mean it is obnoxious....It is complete and total bunk, and I feel bad for those that fall for it. It is just the hokie of the internet, and when someone says they have a million bucks, well do not believe it.
@joonbc (16)
• Philippines
10 Jan 07
i just wonder how they obtain email addresses. so maybe the internet is not a safe avenue to place your important info. thanks for responding.
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
i have received it too and it's a clear scam, don't believe it,and don't give him your acc. #, this is a warning to all of you readers out there, be careful in beleiving mails like this...
@gotcho0O (1258)
• United States
20 Dec 06
Whenever there's an unknown email sent to you by someone you don't know, dont ever open it. Sometimes, it's a scam like what everyone says and it could be a malicious file either. You can just delete it or save it and then when you get the chance of onlining in a computer shop then open it there. Atleast it's not yours ayt hehehe. Bad me. Takecare.
@gie251977 (155)
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
That email message was totally scam i got similar email messages in my email add.
• United States
20 Dec 06
It's a scam..I get like 5 of those emails a week..I just delete them.
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
These are scams, so many now in the internet. Just ignore them for in the long run, they will ask you to do this and to do that which require expenses until they will tell you to pay some amount. These next-of-kin emails usually come from Africa. Beware, don't get yourself in to such kind of negotiations.
@Redzion13 (196)
• Canada
20 Dec 06
You would be amazed how many people end up falling for this scam. People are really gullible if you make them feel important. I have almost fallen for you myself.
@jayarajgr (818)
• India
20 Dec 06
Cases like these are not new. Quiet believing by the way they present their stories. But mind you I got a mail like this one few months back so with some of my friends.This is just a kind of cheating people. Never believe...
@shyam4uall (1003)
• India
20 Dec 06
Scams - Scams
Yeah you guessed it right.They are scamms as no one will invite me to take several million dollars and you did it right in not responding to that e-mail by providing your details.These types of mails are out in large quantity.Another such type of scam e-mails are that you have won a lottery which perhaps you never applied,and they would tell you to give you bank deatils or credit card no. so that they can transfer the amount to your account or rather they will cahrge you some amount saying send that much amount of money which we need in the processing and shipping etc.
@soso110 (12)
• China
20 Dec 06
SCAM SCAM
@riscodim (78)
• Indonesia
20 Dec 06
sometimes it containing some viruses... i always dellete email spam...
@missybal (4492)
• United States
19 Dec 06
You too?????????????????????????? I got the same one and I know all my relatives and I know there is someone closer to being next of kin than me. Yeah that is a scam. Mine asked me to send like $30 for some processing fee so they could pay me like $500,000.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
19 Dec 06
they are popping out of the woodwork daily and they are all fat wicked scams, out to take the unknowing and unwary. Seems the law enforcement cannot keep up with them, It is usually 3 or 4 people all working togather to get money out of unsuspecting people and they have hundred's of email accounts everywhere.
@patootie (3593)
19 Dec 06
Ohhh lorrrs .. I've been receiving these scams for years ... just bin it ... it's all a load of old cobblers ...
@bryelee (452)
• United States
19 Dec 06
Its a scam, hit the delete button and ignore these types of emails.
@ambience (67)
• Canada
19 Dec 06
Its good that you ignored this email..This is just a scam..I recieved such an email too..but I didnt bother about it since I know it is a scam..What they do they ask for ur personal information like bank account and other personal information saying they need it to put money in your bank..but actually they will clean yourr acccount and make its balance zero and also there are chances for Identity theft..so watch out