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10.7.12

Another Internet Scam: from Stephen Jones Esq.

Dear 
 
Please read carefully as I am going to explain in details why I mailed you. I have since carried out a search on his actual extended family ties and which efforts have been to no avail and hence my contacting you. I had contacted you to solicit your honest assistance in profiling funds belonging to my late client. I want you to consider the details so you could understand the fuller reasons I need your co-operation. My mail to you was written as a matter of last resort because of the circumstances surrounding this claim right now. Mark was an oil merchant and he had oil dealings around Europe and Africa. He died at 54 alongside his wife, Maria, 46, and their only daughters, Katharine, 11.They were Christians. He lived most of his years here in the U.K but traveled often. I served as his private attorney for the last eleven years preceding his death, just after the birth of Katharine. Mark migrated into England a long time ago as an orphan.

I know you may not be anyway related to my client but you need to understand the main reason I contacted you. I contacted you because after the death of my late client, I was informed by the finance company to search for any member of his extended family to put up a claim, or who could be so represented as managers or trustees for his deposited funds with them which stands due to the fact that he died with his immediate family members.

After preliminary efforts of search that came to no avail, I was given an ultimatum to look for someone to come for the claim or have the funds liquidated and made unserviceable in accordance with existing laws because it will be assumed that no member of his family is alive.

However, it might interest you to know that, after a thorough investigation in the finance company, I found out that some members of the company are currently planning to divert this fund in their selfish interest and only want to use the excuse that since I am not able to look for someone to make the claim, the money should be made unserviceable and that means reverting the fund to the Government while the company retains a percentage of it. After unraveling their plans and professional consideration on my part, I decided to look for someone credible, with the same last name with my late client, to apply for this claim due to the fact that I have at my possession some legal documents which are very important and which might be requested by them and which, can only be provided by my chambers since they have since been with me.

I feel and know that you will be able to make this claim SUCCESSFULLY because of your last name which is the same as that of my late client's and as a result of this I do not want the company to be aware that I contacted you first in order to prevent them from going into much investigations on whom you actually are and that can put the success of this transaction on the line. I want you to be rest assured that this is legal with no risk involved, since all the legal documents that give you the right to make the claim is available.

This is a deal I am offering you and I want you to know that it requires only a mature mind to understand all I am saying and I believe you are mature enough which is the reason I am going further. I am taking my time to explain all these to you now because I want you to see the reasons why my name should never be mentioned any time you are discussing with the members of the company and why this transaction has to be kept really confidential in order for us to be able to achieve our goals efficiently.

Note that there is a legal reason for the confidentiality of this transaction because of the nature of the transactions and the circumstances surrounding it. I stand a better part of the risk because if at any point, and for any reason, this Finance House becomes aware of my prior contact with you, then I could be held for being in breach of a standard code of conduct which borders on a breach of lawyer/client fiduciary relationship among others and for this reason, I will appreciate if you are very sure you can assist with this and execute this with the required diligence.

NOTE :  That if they request to know how you came to know that your family member had such an amount of funds with them and who contacted you, which I am not sure they will ask, but in order to be on the safer side, if you are asked, be confident to tell them that the extended family discovered some documents in his archives showing that Mr. Mark lodged such funds with them and that is why you have been sent by the paternal family to contact the bank. Anyway, further deliberations will be held on this as we proceed.

I want you to know that I have these documents to show to you as proof but I cannot release them for your perusal now for security reasons until I have attained your confidence. I will provide you with any information you need as we proceed. I want you to be rest assured as this is going to be done in line with the law avoiding anything illegal. I would be protecting you 100% all the way through this transaction.

Please bear in mind that you have to be really sure if you are going ahead or not for I do not want to jeopardize the success of this transaction which means so much to me at the moment. I will wait for your response.

Take note of the mode of sharing after a second thought, 50% for me 40% for you and 10% for expenses that might be incurred during the course of the transaction. If you have gone through this mail and you feel it is well understood, please get back to me telling me if you are willing to go ahead or not so that I can give you the contact of this finance company where this fund is lodged and then inform you too of how to proceed.

Sincerely yours, 

Stephen Jones Esq.
Shakespeare Putsman LLP
Somerset House
Temple Street
Birmingham
B2 5DJ, 
Phone: 
+44 781 898 9018

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I also good a E-Mail from Mr stephen Jones Esq as followed:

Good Day,

Firstly, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit and all will be well at the end of the day.

Let me start by first introducing myself properly to you. It may surprise you receiving this letter from me, since there was no previous correspondence between us. I am Stephen Jones Esq, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark hereinafter referred to as my client who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country, who died in a car crash with his immediate family in East London on the 5th of November 2001. It is important to note that my last client shares the same last name with you. Actually, I got your contact information from international who’s who while searching for a last name similar to my late client. My late client a formal Sub-Comptroller working with Chevron Texaco Oil here in the United Kingdom and had Left behind a deposit of Nine Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling only (Ј9.8Million) with a bank. After the death of my client, the finance company contacted me, as his attorney to provide his Next
of kin who should inherit his for

Since the death of my client, I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I had to inform the finance company about my fruitless effort in locating my late client close relative or His next of kin. The board of directors of the company just adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within the next 15 official working days or forfeit the money as an abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given me. Also I have received official letters in the last two days suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws of the institution My purpose of contacting you is for you to help secure the funds
left behind by my late client, t

Sincerely yours,
Stephen Jones Esq.

Cynthia Lindsey said...

I got an email from Mark Aitken Markaitken@hotmail.com that read similar. Please read carefully as I am going to explain in details why I mailed you. Craig died in an auto- mobile crash on the 15th of March 2013. I have since carried out a search on his actual extended family ties and which efforts have been to no avail and hence my contacting you. My mail to you was written as a matter of last resort because of the circumstances surrounding this claim right now. I am in search of a relative of my late client who happens to bear the same last name. I cannot ascertain if you are directly related to my late client but I am taking a chance to contact you. He was an oil merchant and he had oil dealings around Europe and Africa.



He lived most of his years here in London, but travelled often. I served as his private attorney for the last eleven years preceding his death, Craig was never married and had no kids. He migrated into The UK a long time ago as an orphan. His financial investments in a bank are on the verge of being declared non transferable.



I am in dire need to present a next of kin to enable the release of the funds in value of £6.8 Million. In the event that you are not in any way related to this man, I humbly ask for your assistance in partnering with me to get this funds released since you have similar last name as my late client.



Note that there is a legal reason for the confidentiality of this transaction because of the nature of the transactions and the circumstances surrounding it. I stand a better part of the risk because if at any point, and for any reason, this Finance House becomes aware of my prior contact with you, then I could be held for being in breach of a standard code of conduct which borders on a breach of lawyer/client fiduciary relationship among others and for this reason, I will appreciate if you are very sure you can assist with this and execute this with the required diligence.



Take note of the mode of sharing after a second thought, 50% for me 50% for you. If you have gone through this mail and you feel it is well understood, please get back to me telling me if you are willing to go ahead or not so that I can give you the contact of this finance company where this fund is lodged and then inform you too of how to proceed.



Hope to hear back from you pretty soon.



Regards

Mark Aitken

BLM

Salisbury House

London Wall EC2M 5QN

+44 705 383 8304

+44 208 123 1954



N.B

When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011+my number

(44 705 383 8304). You can also confirm the code

from your service provider.

laura hedglin said...

Please read carefully as I am going to explain in details why I mailed you. Craig died in an auto- mobile crash on the 15th of March 2013. I have since carried out a search on his actual extended family ties and which efforts have been to no avail and hence my contacting you. My mail to you was written as a matter of last resort because of the circumstances surrounding this claim right now. I am in search of a relative of my late client who happens to bear the same last name. I cannot ascertain if you are directly related to my late client but I am taking a chance to contact you. He was an oil merchant and he had oil dealings around Europe and Africa.

He lived most of his years here in London, but travelled often. I served as his private attorney for the last eleven years preceding his death, Craig was never married and had no kids. He migrated into The UK a long time ago as an orphan. His financial investments in a bank are on the verge of being declared non transferable.

I am in dire need to present a next of kin to enable the release of the funds in value of £6.8 Million(six million, eight hundred thousand British Pound Sterling). In the event that you are not in any way related to this man, I humbly ask for your assistance in partnering with me to get this funds released since you have similar last name as my late client.

Note that there is a legal reason for the confidentiality of this transaction because of the nature of the transactions and the circumstances surrounding it. I stand a better part of the risk because if at any point, and for any reason, this Finance House becomes aware of my prior contact with you, then I could be held for being in breach of a standard code of conduct which borders on a breach of lawyer/client fiduciary relationship among others and for this reason, I will appreciate if you are very sure you can assist with this and execute this with the required diligence.

Take note of the mode of sharing after a second thought, 50% for me 50% for you. If you have gone through this mail and you feel it is well understood, please get back to me telling me if you are willing to go ahead or not so that I can give you the contact of this finance company where this fund is lodged and then inform you too of how to proceed.

Hope to hear back from you pretty soon.

Regards.

Neil Addison

New Bailey Chambers
4th Floor
The Corn Exchange
Fenwick Street
Liverpool
L2 7QS

+44 705 383 8304
+44 208 123 1954

N.B
When calling you dial your country calling code which I think is 011+my number
(44 705 383 8304). You can also confirm the code
from your service provider.