]]>Hot Scam Specifications:
Scam Type: 419 Scam
Fake Names: Thomas Malcolm
Offer Type: Inheritance Funds
Transfer Amount: US$10.5million
Storyline: Releasing inheritated funds from the late “Ronald Lake” to Next-of-Kin
Scammer Location: Claims to be UK
Scammer Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Just like to point out a mistake in the following scam email.
The scammer wrote “it is not compulsory that the Next-of-Kin must be a blood relation to the deceased“.
By definition, Next-of-Kin is a term used to describe a person’s closest living blood relative or relatives.(source: Wiki)
Other than the US$10.5million is fake, it is also unlikely that a stranger can become a Next-of-Kin so easily. If what they said is real, why would they choose you among so many people around the world.
From: Thomas Malcolm [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 7:57 AM
Subject: FROM BAR THOMAS MALCOLM(DID YOU RECEIVE MY MAIL???)
60 Seven Sisters Road, London NW2 3PZ.
Private Tel: +44 701-112-8122.
Private Fax: +44-8712474203
From: Bar. Thomas Malcolm (Esq.)
I am Barrister Thomas Malcolm personal Attorney to Ronald Lake, On the 31st of January 2000, my client and his wife Joyce Lake were involved in a Plane Crash (Alaska Airlines Flight 261) all passengers unfortunately lost their lives, since then I have made several enquiries to locate any of my client’s extended relatives but this proved unsuccessful.
Since it is not compulsory that the Next-of-Kin must be a blood relation to the deceased, hence I contacted you, be informed that a Next-of-Kin can be
anybody, friends or organization etc.
Presently, the Bank where the deceased (my client) had a Deposit valued at US$10, 500, 000.00 Million issued me a notice to provide the Next-of-Kin to my
client to receive its benefit or have the account confiscated, so I have contacted you to assist me in repatriating this benefit left behind by my client
before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank.
To this effect, I now seek your consent to present you to the Bank as the Next-of-Kin of the deceased (my Client) so that the proceeds of this Benefit valued at US$10, 500, 000.00 Million can be paid to you and then you and I can share it; 50% to me, 40% to you, while 10% should be given to any Orphanage Home.
I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Please get in touch with me via E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
with the below details immediately you acknowledge the good receipt of this message.
Country of Origin:
Your prompt response is highly imperative.
Bar. Thomas Malcolm (Esq.)