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jayteeto
13th Dec 2007, 01:05
They work!!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7141074.stm
16,000 conned from 80 year old lady.

Howard Hughes
13th Dec 2007, 01:06
There is one born every minute!;)

pigboat
13th Dec 2007, 01:39
Damn, you mean this is an attempted scam? Geez, the guy is a Barrister and all.

Dear Friend ,

I am Barrister James Grant, a solicitor at law and a Partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. I am the personal attorney to Mr. Douglas , an American who used to work with SHELL Oil Producing Company in Britain; Hereinafter shall be referred to as my client.

On the 21st of April 2004, my client, his wife and their only dau ghter were involved in a car accident. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy here to locate any of my client's extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the fund valued at US$28.5 million left behind by my client before it gets Confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge amount were deposited. The said bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next fourteen official working days.

For the fact that I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over one year now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Thereafter, I propose that the funds will be shared in the following ratio: 50% for me, 40% for you while 10% will be earmarked for miscellaneous expenses by both parties.

I shall ensure that all relevant information and legal documents that may be needed to actualize this transaction is provided. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee you that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

If you are interested, write me back through This Email: above!!!!!

forwarding your telephone numbers and contact information.

Best Regard.
Barrister James Grant.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
London, U.K.

Bluesteel705
13th Dec 2007, 01:59
Its all true I tells ya;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxcS3IiIPVE

And my favourite;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKPsNCkNFlI

Salusa
13th Dec 2007, 05:30
He he... nice one Bluesteel.

My fave:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcRfTb0d1HI

R J Kinloch
13th Dec 2007, 18:40
Has anyone thought about what these scams say about the people that are sucked into them?

The scam actually says that I have stolen a large amount of money and, to enjoy my ill gotten gains, I need your help.
In return I will give you some of the money I have stolen.

Sounds like benefiting from the proceeds of crime and aiding and abetting a crime after the fact.

Therefore I have absolutely no sympathy for the victims as they have got what they deserve!

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