This is a standard advance-fee scam letter, spinning its story around a supposed car crash victim (instead of the more usual plane crash victim). “John Stendahl LLP” (or is it LLB?), the supposed victim’s supposed attorney, wants to cut you in on a piece of the abandoned fortune. If you play along you’ll just end up enriching “Mr. Stendahl” and impoverishing yourself.
from: Mr.John Stendahl LLP firstname.lastname@example.org
date: Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 4:09 PM
I seek your assistance on a business transaction that will be of mutual benefits.Please, read below the details of this transaction and what is required of you to get this transaction started: Mr. Mr. Gregory John Kenzig was my client for over a decade. He died in a auto accident in June 2007. He had a deposit in the sum of US$15M with a finance firm in the Netherlands .
I, as the attorney to late Mr. Gregory John Kenzig is the only person that knows about the investment I did on his behalf in a Finance house in Netherlands . I have contacted you so I can present you to the finance firm as the beneficiary of the US$15M.
If you are interested in carrying out this viable transaction with me, you are to email me your full name, address, telephone and fax number; I will prepare, sign and email you a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for you to sign and email or fax a copy back to me. The MOU as an agreement will state the sharing ratio. It will also state that none of the proceeds will be used for any illegal activity. After we both sign the MOU, I will then obtain the letter of administration from the probate office thereby making you the bona fide beneficiary of the funds.
I will forward to the Finance Company where the funds are deposited, the letter of administration and a covering letter from my firm, stating I was instructed by the late Gregory John Kenzig to transfer the title to the US$15M to you.
The Finance company will then contact you to let you know the funds have been approved for transfer into your account. The finance company will invite you to come over to their office to sign the funds release documents.
When the funds are transferred into your nominated account, I will then travel to meet with you to share the proceeds. I will take 80% and you will take 20%.I will exhort you to treat this transaction with the dedication it deserves. The need for absolute confidentiality in this transaction cannot be over emphasized.
I have perfected the modalities for the transfer and I assure you it will be 100% hitch free as long as you follow my instruction.
Thank you and God bless.
John Stendahl LLB.
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