Another scam letter received today. I think that in this difficult moments for everyone, the scam letters are more dangerous than ever. As far as internet is available to more people than the past, “clients” for easy money will increase. Below is the text:
My Name is Mr. Donald Hughes from Highgate, North London and here in England. I work for Brown Shipley Bank London I am writing you from my office that will be of an immense benefit to both of us. In my department, being the assistant manager (Greater London Regional Office), I discovered an abandoned sum of $12.5 Million United State America Dollars (Twelve Million, Five Hundred Thousand United State America Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Thompson Morrison American citizen who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on 31st January 2000, including his wife and only daughter .
The choice of contacting you is aroused from the geographical nature of where you live, particularly due to the sensitivity of the transaction and the confidentiality herein. Now our bank has been waiting for any of the relatives to come-up for the claim but nobody has done that. I personally have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of Kin /Will Beneficiary to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at 12.5 Million United State America Dollars can be paid to you.
This will be disbursed or shared in these percentages, 60% to me and 40% to you . I have secured all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up this claim we are making. All I need is to fill in your names to the documents and legalize it in the court here to prove you as the legitimate beneficiary. All I require now is your Honest Co-operation, Confidentiality and Trust to enable us sees this transaction through. I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please, provide me the following: as we have 5 days to run it through. This is very very URGENT PLEASE.
1. Full Name
2. Your Telephone Number
3. Your Contact Address.
Your urgent response will be highly anticipated and appreciated.
Mr. Donald Hughes
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