Scammers are bastards! They used “Real Names” of people and companies in the scams.
scammer uses the fake name of “Quinlan Bagot” in his scam. Never
believe in any names used in these scams. When you report to police,
they will not believe in the names in the emails. The scammers are FREE
to use any names, including yours, and even the President (if they dare
to test the FBI in a massive scam of scale).
So, if you lost your money in a 419 scam, there is no use informing the
police about the “names” in the emails because they are most likely
names of people who are not involved in the scam. The scammers simply
visit facebook, linked-in, and match-making sites, etc to find names
and use themin their scams.
The only trail that scammers leave behind is the email address where you can contact them (or a phone number that is leased). The police can track these if they want to, and the only problem is the volume of such scams everyday.
From: “Mr.QUINLAN BAGOT” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 3:13 PM
Standard Life House,
30 Lothian Road,
Edinburgh EH1 2DH
My name is QUINLAN BAGOT, Manager of Standard Life Bank Limited.
Though I have not considered this medium to be the best manner to have
approached you on this issue being that the internet has been greatly
abused over the recent years and is very unsecured for information’s of
vital importance. I have decided to take the chance seeing that no other
means could have been faster and more efficient than the E-mail.
I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer and an investment he
placed under our banks management four years ago to the tune of fifty
million united states dollars($50,000,000.00).I would respectfully request
that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the
integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I have
been in charge of this department for nine years and to best of my
knowledge, I have discharged my duty with equity, In the process of review
of the financial report by my department, I discovered that both of you
have a similar last name, hence I contacted you so that I can give you
further briefing on my intention and how to disburse the funds and estate
he left behind.
My proposal; you share the same surname With our late client; I am
prepared to place you as the next of kin and have the funds release to you
as the closest surviving relation, I am prepared to share the money with
you in half 50/50, I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have
here is from you refusing to work with me and alerting my bank, please,
again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this
mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know
within me that nothing ventured is to never come easy or on a platter of
Kindly send your response to my private email:
I await your response.