Foreign Based Scams

Here you will find various examples of foreign based and other scams. Please avoid these scams. If you received unsolicited email or any email from someone that you do not know, it is usually advisable to delete that email without reading it. This will also help in preventing your computer from being infected with a virus.

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Example of Foreign Based Scam

Subject: Attention Please
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 09:28:47 -0700

Attention Please, 

Get back to me immediately for necessary steps concerning your inheritance, Sequel to your none - reply of my earlier email to you last three (3) weeks. On behalf of the Trustees and Executors to the Will of your deceased relation, I wish to notify you that your name appeared in the codicil and last statement of the deceased and you entitled to his fund US$11,000,000.00 deposited with a Bank here and the bank here has made me know that the US$11,000,000.00 will be release to you through their paying centre in United States. You are advised to reconfirm to me your details as required below to enable the release of your funds worth of US$11,000,000.00 to your account.

I also want to notify you that as soon as the bank release the fund to your account i will be comeing to your contact address that you will send to me now so that i will teke my own because I will have 45% and you 45% the other 10% will be for any payment that we make before the fund release to your account we will teke it out from the 10% 

(1). Your full names :
(2). contact address :
(3). Phone :
(4). Cell phone :
(5). Age :
(6). Occupation : 

Below information are required to provide to enable the bank in United States proceed and process with your payment file.

Though I am an America Citizen and I will respond back to you with my contact information and identification for you to know whom ou are really dealing with.

Thanks, Barrister Hugh C. McCord