i got email from a stranger
March 27, 2007 3:35pm CST
I received an email saying that he is an attorney looking for the kin of his client where his client has $18 million worth. He needs to transfer to my account with 40/60 share. now he is asking my address, phone number. is this true? what will i do.
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27 Mar 07
Sounds like a hoax to me. I'd be very careful about giving this person any information. If he were truly an attorney, there's a good chance you would have received something through snail-mail, and with more legal trappings than that. I don't know of many attorneys that would deal with major transactions like that over e-mail. Not to mention, lawyers tend to have the ability to work through the law to get information like your address and phone number anyway, I should think.
1 Apr 07
It's a common scam, usually fro west Africa, i received many of these with different stories and names but they all ask for the same thing, help to transfer or invest money and want to know my personal details, etc. Don't believe it or respond to them, just delete it and forget about it.
28 Mar 07
This is a scam! Eventually they'll ask you to wire them money to pay for the transfer of funds. I even offered them a high percentage of my alleged "winnings" to anyone who would shoulder the transfer costs of about 1500 British pounds. They'd be stupid not to take it if it were for real.