Thursday, October 05, 2006

E-Mail Scam Warning...

So, today I recieved this e-mail:


I am Barrister.Samuel Oriaku,a solicitor atlaw,personal attorney to Mr.Robort Tomczak, a national Of your country,A contractor Here in Lome Republic of Togo. Herein after shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2002,my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in auto crash along Ecowas express road.All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost there lives.Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.I have contacted you to assist in repartrating the fund valued at US$16.5 million left behind by my late client before it gets confisicated by the finance comapany where this huge amount was deposited. The said Finance Company has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have his account confisicated within the next fourteen official working days. Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over 2years now, I seek the consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceaced since you have the same last names, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you.Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and modalities for transfer.I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for the claims. All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law,I also assured you once again that their is no error or any consequence that will arise during the execution of this transaction as long as you will only fellow my instructions/Advise.
Please get back to me Immedetly Bear in mind that this proposal is 100% risk free.
Best regards.
Barrister Samuel Oriaku(ESQ).
Sounded kinda fishy...After all, a real lawyer, even a foreign one, would spell better than that...So I copied the name "Samuel Oriaku" and popped it into Google, and on an Internet Fraud message board, I found that someone had posted the exact same e-mail...
Needless to say I will not be responding to "Samuel Oriaku (ESQ)" and definitely not sending him the ridiculous fee he would have asked for to "process my claim" or something.
If you should recieve a similar e-mail, just delete the damned thing.
Remember, pretty much all e-mails like this are scams.

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