]]>Hot Scam Specifications:
Scam Type: 419 Scam
Fake Names: Charles Brown
Offer Type: Money Transfer
Transfer Amount: $18million (You get 35%, WOW)
Storyline: A rich man died during an air crash, together with his wife and 3 kids.
Scammer Location: Claims to be a Canadian Attorney based in UK
Scammer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
419 Scammers often use “real” news of air crash to make people believe that their story is real. There are quite a number of real air crash news around the internet, esp. the archive. Just because they refer to the air crash news from an official website such as bbc.co.uk does not imply that the story about that rich man, wife, 3 kids and $18million dollars deal are real. All of these are fakes. Why would a smart guy (Attorney) do a stupid thing like asking a stranger like YOU to help transfer the money?
From: Charles Brown [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 7:11 PM
Subject: Lucrative Proposal
I am Mr. Charles Brown, a Canadian attorney based in Manchester,
United Kingdom and the personal attorney to Late Mr. Mark Michelle, a
French National. Late Mr. Mark Michelle until his untimely death was a
private oil consultant/contractor with the British Petroleum Company,
hereinafter shall be referred to as my client.
On the 3rd day of January 2004, my client and his wife along with
their three children were among the victims of Boeing 737 Egyptian
Airliner that crashed into the Red Sea. You can read more about the
crash by visiting this website:
Presently, the deceased has a deposit valued at
US$18,000,000.00(Eighteen Million United States Dollars) and the bank
has issued me an official notification to provide his next of kin or
beneficiary. Since I could not locate any of my late client’s
relatives for over three (3) years now, I am seeking your consent to
present you as the next of kin/beneficiary to the deceased so that the
proceeds of this account would be released to you.
I have worked out plan for achieving my aim of appointing a next of
kin as well as transferring the money abroad for us to share in the
ratio of 50% for me, 35% for you, and we shall collectively donate 10%
to any Charity organization, while 5% will be set aside for any
incurable expenses both local and international.
The money transfer paperwork will include a Certificate of origin so
that the receiving bank does not ask questions. The paperwork will
also include proper certificate that the fund being transferred is
from non-criminal sources.
The transaction is guaranteed to succeed without any problem. All I
need is your trust and confidence. Provide me with these information:
(1) Your phone and fax numbers.
(2) Your complete location address.
As soon as I hear from you, I shall provide you with further
clarifications that you may need to know.
I look forward to receiving your response.
Mr. Charles Brown