Another email scam doing the rounds today. Perhaps you received this:
I seek your assistance on a business transaction that will be of mutual benefits.
Please, read below the details of this transaction and what
is required of you to get this transaction started:
Mr. Andrew Parker was my client for over a decade. He died of cardiac
arrest in 2002. He had a deposit in the sum of US$45M with Delta Lloyd
The bank contacted me as Mr. Andrew Parker’s attorney to get his next
of kin. I have not been able to get any of his relations. The bank now
has the right to confiscate the funds if I do not produce his next of
kin soonest. This is the reason why I contacted you so you can act as
the next of kin.
If you reply this email by sending me your full name, address, telephone
and fax number, I will prepare and send to you a memorandum of understanding
which will have to be duly signed by both parties (your good self and I) as
an agreement, so as to protect the shares of both parties and to be in order
by laws of your country and the laws of my country.
After the signing of the MOU, I will then email to you the death certificate
of Andrew Parker. I will prepare Andrew Parker’s Will in your name. With the
Will, I will then get the letter of administration from the probate office
thereby making you the next of kin and the bona fide beneficiary of the funds.
I will forward the Will and the letter of administration to the Bank in Europe.
They will then contact you to come to their office to claim the said funds.
When you get to their office in Europe, you sign the funds release documents,
they will then transfer the sum of US$45M into your nominated account.
When the funds are transferred into your nominated account, I will then travel to meet
with you to share the proceeds. I will take 80% and you will take 20%.
I will exhort you to not only treat this transaction with the gravity it
deserves, but also with urgency. May I reiterate that the importance of the
confidentiality and speed in this transaction cannot be over emphasized.
Hence in bolstering of confidentiality you are advised against discussing with
anyone or your bank the expectation of the funds until I advise you otherwise.
Please treat as urgent.
Please kindly reply through my private email (email@example.com) to confirm and
discuss and facilitate all due process regarding this transaction.
Philip Price LLB
A trace of the email data reveals this:
This Email was sent at Tue, 2 Jun 2009 02:06:57 +0200
from this IP address:
IP Location: Utrecht in Netherlands.