The standard next-of-kin scam can readily be transplanted from one country to another, one person to another, one event to another. Although most scammers spin their stories about deceased millionaires within an African context, this example describes a supposedly abandoned bank account owned by someone who died in Indonesia. Alas, there’s really no abandoned account. There’s only a scammer trying to separate you from your cash.
date: Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 4:17 AM
subject: Request for Your Assistance.
Muzamir Mokhtar & Associates
#22, Suite 2. 2, Tingkat 2
01000 Kangar, Malaysia.
My name is Muzamir Bin Mokhtar, legal practitioner of the above law chambers. A late client of mine, Mr. Anthony Ebel Ingo who here in after shall be referred to as my client, died as the result of a heart-related condition in November 2002 after losing his best friend, business partner and close associate, Mr. Adam L Howard in a terrorist attack in Bali, Indonesia on 12th October, 2002. Please visit the link below for more news about the incident.
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I am contacting you to assist in distributing the money valued $12,500,000. 00 or above left behind by my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank.
My proposition to you is to seek your consent, and to present your kind self as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my deceased client. This means that the proceeds of his bank account would be paid to you as his next of kin or the legitimate beneficiary. This is solely because there is no traceable heir to his estate. When the proceeds in his bank account is granted and transferred into your nominated account, we would share the proceeds on a mutually agreed-upon percentage of 60% to me and 40% to your kind self.
This would be done under a legitimate arrangement that would protect you from any breach of the law. Of course your reputation and mine is important to me and will be protected as I will not involve myself in anything that will damage my profession. If this business proposal offends your moral and ethical values, with respect to that please do accept my sincere apology.
Muzamir Bin Mokhtar
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