Friday, October 07, 2011

Fwd: Inheritance Claim and my proposal


People must be falling for these scams because they are still sending out E-mails like the one I just received.  For god sake don't ever give anyone like this any personal information, and most certainly not your bank account numbers or credit card numbers. 

Teacup from I think is right when he says the best way to filter these E-mails are by the URL's.  That you need to follow the URL and scan the web page it displays also...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 4:37 PM
Subject: Inheritance Claim and my proposal

I have discovered an Inheritance in one of the dormant accounts at our bank.

Full information on the Inheritance claim and my proposal is available at the link below

With Warm Regards

That link leads to a free hosting service  with the page below.

I am Mr. Adrian Muster, an asset management banker at Credit Suisse.  For 8 years, my colleague and i have in charge of scrutinizing and approving individual claim applications from the Database of unclaimed Swiss Bank Accounts and other Holocaust-Era Assets.  There has been a particular account which we have not been receiving any inquires about. The account and assets belonged to Charlotte Weisz. We were tasked by The Desk of Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (ICEP), Switzerland to search for any surviving person to claim the assets left by Charlotte Weisz.  After many unsuccessful attempts to trace any surviving heir in Switzerland, we decided to trace her relatives over the Internet, to locate any surviving member of her family. But all our efforts have proved abortive, hence I contacted you. We would like you to stand in as a beneficiary and claim the assets and money that belongs to Charlotte Weisz before they are confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Swiss bank where these assets were lodged.  The figures released by the bank where the deceased had an account indicates that all assets and monies is 16,737,124.69 Switzerland Francs and with the current day foreign exchange rate is valued at USD $18.2 Million. The Desk of Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (ICEP), Switzerland has issued us a notice to provide the next-of-kin or have the account and assets declared to the national treasury within the next 30 days. Since no surviving heirs have come to claim these assets for over 72 years, now I seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin of Charlotte Weisz, so that the assets and monies of this account valued at USD $18.2 Million can be paid to you then we can share the money 55% to me and 40% to you, while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your government may require. I have the certificate of deposit that can be used to back up any claim we make. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through.  I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law and i also assure you that you will not have to spend 1 cent out of your pocket. I will foot all bills, including those for the attorney to represent you here.  Once you are interested in working with me, you should let me know. Whenever you are ready to proceed, I will require the following information to initiate the claim;   1. YOUR FULL NAME : ,  2. YOUR FULL CONTACT ADDRESS : ,  3. TEL/FAX NUMBER / MOBILE NUMBER :,  4. AGE :,  5. OCCUPATION : ,  6. SEX : ,                        Once again, i want to remind you that you will not have to spend 1 cent out of your pocket. I will foot all bills. With these details I will have to file an application to the bank declaring you as next-of-kin to Charlotte Weisz. To keep all communication strictly confidential, please send your reply to me at the following email:    With Warm Regards, Mr. Adrian Muster.

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