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  1. fastfreta profile image81
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    To:(Me at my email address)

    Barister Tony Branson (privateauthority@yahoo.com) TONYBRANSON on HubPages
    has sent you this message.
    (email address verified)

    Attn: To Whom It May Concern .

    This letter is not intended to cause any embarrassment in whatever form, rather it is intended to contact

    your esteemed self, following the knowledge of your high repute and trustworthiness.

    Firstly, I must solicit your confidentiality. I know that a proposal of this magnitude will make anyone

    apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that it is made in good faith and will be of mutual

    benefit. I am Barrister Robert Stewart, the personal attorney to deceased,herein after referred to as my

    client, a national of Haiti, who until his death in the recent disaster, He was a major crude oil contractor

    with the federal government of Nigeria.

    My client entire family recently were involved in a fatal motor accident, which unfortunately claimed their

    lives, along the Sagamu express road, on there way to the airport, sparing none of the occupants of the

    vehicle. I have since then made several enquiries to the Haiti Embassy, in a bid to locate any relation of

    my client, and these efforts of mine have not been productive. I'm contacting you to assist me in securing

    the money and property left behind by my client before they are declared as unclaimed and unserviceable

    by the security company where they have been lodged for safekeeping. I am particularly interested in

    securing the funds lodged with Global Security Company in Nigeria , totaling Thirty two, five Million,

    United States Dollar (USD32.5M). This is because the said Global Security Company has issued a

    notice to me here in t he United Kingdom, unequivocally instructing me to produce the Next of

    Kin/Beneficiary to the said account within the next ten official working days, or have the account

    confiscated by the FGN, (Federal Government of Nigeria).

    Considering my lack of success in my bid to locate his relatives for a while now, I solicit your consent to

    enable me produce you as! The Next of Kin to my deceased client, as long as you both bear the same

    last name. The funds will then be transferred to you as the beneficiary and shared according to a

    proposed sharing pattern /ratio of 70:30 i.e. 70% for me and 30% for you. I will provide all the

    necessary legally obtained documents to back up any claim we make regarding this process, and will just

    require your understanding and cooperation to enable us achieve success within a legitimate arrangement,

    eliminating any liability resulting from any breach of the prevale nt laws.

    Your urgent response will be highly appreciated; you can as well forward to me your Telephone number

    immediately for more discussion, you could also reach me at: privateauthority@yahoo.com. Thank you.

    1. free4india profile image60
      free4indiaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      no no no

    2. flread45 profile image81
      flread45posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is a scam,I get those all the time.

  2. Mike Lickteig profile image90
    Mike Lickteigposted 6 years ago

    I haven't seen one of these in a long time!  I always loved how the so-called Nigerian banker secured my name from the "Nigerian Ministry of Commerce" or something similar.  My high school reunion committee couldn't find me in my own home town, but this guy tells me I'm in a Nigerian business directory?

    Ah, the memories...

  3. Mikel G Roberts profile image89
    Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago

    Yea I got one of those a year or so ago...it is a scam

  4. darkside profile image84
    darksideposted 6 years ago

    The good ol' 419 fraud

  5. Alessia Amnesia profile image60
    Alessia Amnesiaposted 6 years ago

    Haven't received one of those things for a long time. I think the last one I received was about a Nigerian princess who needed me to "secure her funds." Of course, I decided to look up Nigerian princesses and found no one by the name they told me. Yay for me for knowing to do my research on something before I take a risk!

  6. fishtiger58 profile image80
    fishtiger58posted 6 years ago

    I get this junk in my email all the time. Just delete it. Scam Scam Scam

  7. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    I have decided to take spam seriously, so i'm going to ask each spam mail sender question" You wanna know how i got these scars".

  8. caravalhophoto profile image60
    caravalhophotoposted 6 years ago

    scam...if anybody in Haiti was worth 32.5 million dollars, Haiti wouldn't be the poorest nation in the World...delete...delete...delete.

  9. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    You Must Respond and have some fun with this monkey!

    Firstly advise him that you are also a lawyer and you practice in London.  You would be happy to meet with him face to face to conclude any such confidential matters as this request.

    However, you have noticed that neither the writer nor the mentioned party at Yahoo; appear to be licenced members of the bar in UK or Nigeria.  Is there an explanation for this?

    Therefore, as this request does not appear to be bone fide, you are only prepared to continue in the deal, if he varifies his authenticity and provides HIS personal details by fax.

    You would be surprised how many of these guys actually provide their personal details when you deal with them this way. big_smile

  10. Shadesbreath profile image88
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your new found wealth!

  11. ThePhoneDetective profile image61
    ThePhoneDetectiveposted 6 years ago

    My spam settings usually grab em/delete em so i don't get the pleasure of reading those emails offering me $14,000,000.00 to simply help a friend, oh, and sending him $3000 to simply process the transaction.

    Daytona wink

  12. Greg Cremia profile image61
    Greg Cremiaposted 6 years ago

    I thought he moved to London. I have a lot of money waiting for me in the UK.

  13. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    I was afraid to look I thought it was another bill.......

  14. Peter Hoggan profile image84
    Peter Hogganposted 6 years ago

    I haven’t seen a Nigerian scam email for ages, I had started to believe that every rich Nigerian had met some tragic end in a car or airplane accident. Obviously there are still one or two left.