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Scammer email posted Mon Jan 31 23:15:54 2011
Subject: Last resort
Date: Monday 31 January 2011


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. 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. 
Craig 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. 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 serviceableness 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 serviceableness 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 neatly. 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. Craig 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 and please do not forget about the discreet nature of this 
transaction. I will advise you give me a call on +44 702 409 9529 my private 
and confidential number.

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.


Mr Peter Bond

Penningtons Solicitors LLP
Abacus House
33 Gutter Lane
London  EC2V 8AR 
Phone: +44 207 193 2183
       +44 702 403 4794
Fax: +44 844 774 2671

[There is a real Peter Bond and a Penningtons, but this is neither. --Ed.]

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