I received this letter not once, but twice today, within a couple of hours of each other. Seems that the MUGUs can’t keep track of whom they are trying to scam.
From: Mr. Edward Nelson.Address:8 Mitchley Road Tottenham London N17 9HG Occupations: External Auditor. Website:www.bankofscotland.co.uk
Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal ethics although, I wish to use this medium to get in touch with you first because it’s fastest means. [nice touch, the mention of personal ethics, as if you had any!]
I am an external auditor of a well known bank here in the United Kingdom. In one of our periodic auditing I discovered a dormant account with holding balance of 52,000,000 (Fifty Two Million British Pounds) which has not been operated for the past three years. From my investigations and confirmations, the owner of this account, a foreigner by name Mr. Gregory .B .Wilson died in plane crash in July 19, 2003 and since then nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money because he has no family members who are aware of the existence of neither the account nor the funds. [or possibly you just made this up]
I have secretly discussed this matter with a top senior minister official of the federal ministry of finance here and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to transfer the fund into your account which you will provide although due to his position he did not want to take active part [because of the questionable legality, or because it’s all bull anyway?] but as soon as you follow the instructions i will be getting from him, everything will be successful because we will be working hand in hand with him. We thus propose to do business with you, standing in as the next of kin of these funds from the deceased and after due legal processes have been followed the fund will be released to your account without delay and we will use it for investment and to assist the less privileged in the society because if we left the fund with the government it will be forfeited for nothing and will be used to suppress the poor masses in the society. [this is a common thread: if we don’t act to get the money it will be used by the government for some sinister purpose]
This transaction is legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act. [oh, that makes me feel so much better!] Finally, I will give you 35% for your corporation, 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during this process. You should send me any of your valid international passport. On receipt of your response I will furnish you with detailed clarification as it relates to this mutual benefit.
You should send me Your account information as states below where you like the money to be transfer so that. I can send application for the release of the fund immediately with your account information. Even an empty account is ok.
Bank Name………….. Bank Address……….. Beneficiary Name……. Account Number……… Swift Code…………. Your Tel/Fax Number…. Routing Number……… State & Country……..
[with a copy of your passport and this information, it is very likely that these criminals could clean out your bank account]
Do you have any investment idea?
I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible if you are interested.
Regards, Mr. Edward Nelson. E-mail Me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Readers, never be fooled by these solicitations. “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
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