Internet Scams Exposed

SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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Another Internet Scam: From Barr. John Ward - Speechly Bircham LLP

From: John Ward.
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:51 PM
Subject: Greetings from Speechly Bircham LLP

Speechly Bircham LLP
6 New Street Square
London EC4A 3LX
United Kingdom

Greetings from Speechly Bircham LLP,

On behalf of the Trustees and Executors of the late British Philanthropist, Sir J. Paul Getty Jr., I once again try to notify you as our letter to you through the post was returned undelivered, hence I hereby attempt to reach you via your e-mail address.

I wish to notify you that the late Sir J. Paul Getty Jr. made you one of the beneficiaries to his (WILL), he bequeathed the sum of Nine Million Seven Hundred and Eight Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety Two Great British Pounds Sterlings Only (GBP 9,708,692.7) to you in the codicil and last testament to his (WILL) which is eleven (11%) of his total funds of Eighty Eight Million Two Hundred and Sixty Thousand Four Hundred and GBP 88,260,443.00 deposited with one of UK's biggest financial institution.

This may sound very strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true. Being a widely popular traveled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends here or abroad who wished you well.

Sir J. Paul Getty Jr died in London , England , Died on 16 April, 2003 at the age of (71) years.According to him this money is to support your humanitarian activities and to help the poor and the needy in our society.

Get back to me via my personal email address:

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours in services,
Barr. John Ward
Speechly Bircham LLP

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