Scam Type: 419 Scam
Likely Fake Names: Idigbe I. Anthony
Offer Type: Money Transfer
Transfer Amount: US$26.5million
Storyline: Some legal representative trying to illegally smuggle out deadman’s money with your help.
Scammer Location: Nigeria (*cough* you can guess what I am going to say.)
Scammer Email: email@example.com
Although its stupid to analyse 419 scam mail these days, but its noteworthy that although its perfectly legal to transfer money from a dead person to its named beneficiary, trying to fake or pretend to be the legal benefiary is ILLEGAL!
So even if a victim is scammed by this, he or she is deemed to have participated in an illegal money transfer deal.
I can’t imagine if you are scammed and try to tell the police,
“Oh, I have been scammed by this scammer who claims to be a legal representative….”
“What was I doing? Oh, I was trying to help him by becoming an impostor to accept a filthy sum of money illegally.”
You were scammed while trying to perform something illegally in the first place.
So if you have been scammed in a 419 scam, its in fact quite hard for you to report to the police when what you were trying to do is in fact illegal in the first place (even though the inheritance money didn’t exist).
From: ANTHONY IDIGBE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: GREETINGS FROM PUNUKA CHAMBERS
Date: Monday, October 6, 2008, 11:03 AM
PUNUKA ATTORNEYS & SOLICITORS
Plot 45 Oyibo Adjarho Street
Off Ayinde Akinmade Street
Off Admiralty Way, (by White Dove School)
Lekki Phase 1,
RE:TWENTY SIX MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS INHERITANCE CLAIM (US$26, 500, 000, 00)
My name is CHIEF ANTHONY .I. IDIGBE (SAN) . I am a Legal representative, an Attorney an private account manager to my late client in the Year 2007, my client by name Mr. Ambrovic who passed away, leaving behind a cash inheritance of Twenty six million Five hundred thousand United Sates Dollars ($26,500,000,00).
My late client and bosom friend grew up in a Motherless Babies Home. He had no family, no beneficiary nor next of kin to the inheritance amount left behind in a commercial bank.
The Financial law of inheritance clearly allows for the deceased Bank to use deceased money as deemed fit, should the inheritance money be left unclaimed for a period of thirteen months after the death of the account owner.
The reason that you have been contacted now is because I want to present you as the beneficiary and next of kin to late Mr. Ambrovic .
The Inheritance Law clearly leaves the bonus of proof of who is or is not the next of kin, to the deceased Lawyer to prove. As the deceased Lawyer, the Law says l have the final say of who is the beneficiary of the deceased estate. This is 100% percent legal. As a lawyer I know this.
If you are interested in this proposition and you are ready to keep this proposition in absolute confidentiality and trust, then contact me at once, and we can work out the details, and the issue of your compensation.Your direct mobile phone number is needed
Await your quick response .
IDIGBE I. ANTHONY , SANCHIEF ANTHONY .I. IDIGBE (SAN)