Barrister Martin Enrique (scam alert)

Willie is dead! How terrible! You don’t know who Willie is? That doesn’t matter — no one else knows who he is either. The important point is that if you will help “Barrister Enrique” by pretending to be Willie’s next of kin, you can have a cut of Willie’s fortune.

Next-of-kin scams like this one are among the oldest types of advance fee fraud. (See some more examples of next-of-kin scam messages.) Do these scams work? You know they do, because if they didn’t, the scammers wouldn’t keep sending them.

From: “Martin Enrique”
Subject: Willie is dead
Date: Sun, 3 May 2015 11:51:22 -0700

Barrister: Martin Enrique
Ref: RS/218-22/4C

This is my second letter to you, once more my name is Barrister Martin Enrique I am the personal attorney to Willie who died few years ago, May his gentle soul rest in peace, Before his death, he deposited One Trunk Box/Diplomatic Personal Treasure, containing the sum of $8.752, 000.00 (EIGHT MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-TWO THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS ONLY) with a security company here in Spain.

But he did not disclosing the content of deposited diplomatic consignment to the security company, for security reasons.

But now the company is anticipating someone with the same surname (last name) specifically referred from my office to claim the money.

All my efforts to get his family relatives have not been successful, so i came across your contact information and decided to ask for your cooperation to present you to the company as his next of kin so that the money will be paid to you for our sharing on which will be negotiated upon your agreement, If you are interested, please reply me and note that you are the only person i have contacted.

Please send your reply only via this email:

Best Regards,
Martin Enrique.

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Rev. Father Ibori Cole (Scam Alert)

This advance fee fraud message seeks to reassure you by saying it doesn’t follow any of the customary practices of an advance fee fraud — very clever! And of course anything that comes from a Reverend Father and a Dr. Mrs. must be trustworthy, no? Alas, the pattern is clear, and the result is familiar: your pocket will be picked if you take the bait and contact the scammers for further information.

from Rev. Father Ibori cole
date Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 6:20 AM
subject True beneficiary

ATT Beneficiary

Dear sir

This is to inform you that your contract / next of keen fund with Nigeria Government has revisited & reinstated to be paid to you this time without upfront fee or charges in line with international payment regulatory commission.

This fund $15.2m part payment will only pay to you once YOU indicated how want the money to reach your hands.

We sincerely sorry for the delay so far & inconvenience it has cause you. Thanks while look of hearing from you.

Rev. Father Ibori cole


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Manfred Hoffman, Plane Crash Victim (Scam Alert)

This is an example of the familiar plane crash scam, in which a dead millionaire has left behind a fortune in a bank that no one knows about. (It’s refreshing to see an example that doesn’t involve the ubiquitous Andreas Schranner.) Poor Mr. Hoffman won’t miss his money, of course, because he’s dead, so if you just help this “audit manager” get the money out of the country he’ll cut you in. Of course it will take some of your money up front to get the wheels turning — he didn’t mention that part — and then once you’ve paid the advance fee, “Mr. Mujahideen” will disappear, never to be heard from again.

from Alfatah mujahideen
date Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 11:35 AM



This message might meet you in utmost surprise. However, it’s just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction.

I am Mr. Alfatah Mujahideen, Manager Audit Accounting Department BANK OF AFRICA (B.O.A) I would like to know if this proposal will be worth while for your acceptance.

I have a Foreign Customer, Manfred Hoffman from Germany who was an Investor, Crude Oil Merchant and Federal Government Contractor he was a victim with Concord Air Line, flight AF4590 killing 113 peole crashed on 25 July 2000 near Paris leaving a closing balance of Nineteen Million Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($19.3m) in one of his Private US Dollar Account that was been managed by me as the Customer’s Account Officer.

Base on my security report, these funds can be claime without any hitches as no one is aware of the funds and it’s closing balance except me and the customer who is (Now Deceased) therefore, I can present you as the Next of Kin and we will work out the modalities for the claiming of the funds in accordance with the law.

Now,if you are really sure of your trustworthy,accountability and confidentiality on this transaction without dissapointment, contact me through email for further details.i expect your letter. Besides,it is not authorized by the law guiding our bank for a citizen of Burkina Faso to make the claim of the fund.

If you are interested, Please call me to discuss in further details and Please indicate your willingness by sending me below information for more clarifications our sharing ratio will be 50% for me and 40% for you.while 10% will be for the neccesary expenses that might occur along the line. +226 787 62 077

(1) YOUR FULL NAME…………………………..
(2) YOUR AGE AND SEX……………………….
( 6) YOUR OCCUPATION…………………………..
(8) MARITAL STATUS…………………..
(9) YOUR RELIGION………………………

best regards to you and your family.

Thank you,
Alfatah Mujahideen.

N.B.In other for you to beleive me honestly try and go through this (website) before you start with me.

Below is the website.

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Clydesdale Bank (Deceased Customer Scam)

Clydesdale Bank sounds like a business operated by show horses, but even if the name were legitimate, this particular message is clearly a standard advance fee scam. “David Thorburn” isn’t a real person: he’s a scammer promising you riches, if you’ll just go along with his secret game. The problem is it’s your riches he’s after, and if you take his bait he’ll reel in the money that you have in your pocket.

from david thorburn
date Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 7:52 AM
subject    Greetings


I am David Thorburn Chief Operating Officer, Clydesdale Bank. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate of a deceased client with similar last name and an investment placed under our banks management 10 years ago. I believe would be of interest to you.In 2000, the subject matter; came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of fifty million united states dollars ($50,000,000,00).i want you to stand as the bona-fide next of kin to the desease.

My proposal; you share the same surname With our late client; We share the proceeds 50% for me, 50% for you Should you be interested i shall provide you with more details of this transaction.

I await your response.

David Thorburn

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