Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:54 am
Okay, here's the setup. For my first setup, I thought I'd go with the wealthy businessman who slowly degrades into a norman bates type character. Here's what we've got so far.
Me: Rudolph K. Strawn, CFO, Microsoft.
Him: Robert Clarkson, Attourney, Estate Law Specialist, apparently.
From: "robert" <rrclarks[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005
I am Robert Clarkson a solicitor at law.I am the
Personal Attorney to Mr. Mark A.Strawn,a National
of your Country,who has lived in Nigeria for the
past fifty years,and whom here in after shall be
referred to as my client.In April 1999,my client,
was involved in a fatal car accident.All occupants
of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives,my
client was one of them.
I have contacted you to assist in repatriating
most especially,the money left behind by my client
before they get confiscated or declared
unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits
were lodged.Particularly,the Standard Investment
Trust Bank where the deceased had an account
valued at about 14.7 million dollars has issued me
a notice to provide the Next of kin,or have the
I seek your consent to present you as the Next of
kin of the deceased since you have the same last
name so that the proceeds of this account valued
at 14.7 million dollars can be paid to you, as my
clients Next of Kin,and then we can share the
amount on a mutual agreed percentage.All legal
documents to back up your claim as the deceased
Next of Kin,will be provided.
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.
NOTE:PLEASE REPLY ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO
Unfortunately, his ureach address didn't work, so I had to use the one he sent it from.
From: Rudolph K. Strawn
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005
Subject: Re: Attn:Strawn
Dear Mr. Clarkson,
I must say I'm quite excited about this development. I mean, I'm not
exactly making minimum wage with my job as CFO of a little company called Microsoft, but $14 million is definitely nothing to sneeze at. By all means, you have my permission to proceed with the next of kin paperwork. Let me know if there's anything you need from me to complete the process.
Rudolph K. Strawn
Surprisingly, he actually bought this, but i guess they aint that intelligent. The next day, I checked my email and found this reply.
From: "robert" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005
Subject: Details Procedure
Dear Rudolph K. Strawn,
Thank you for your email and interest in this
pending transaction.Here is full details of how
this transaction will be achieved.
Firstly, i will like to clearly make you
understand that,legally, you have nothing to
worry about as far as thisinheritance claim is
concerned. As a lawyer with thirty years
experience, i make bold to say with full
authority, that this business is 100% legal and
I was the deceased attorney, this legally means
that i am mandated to carry out any business
dealings on his behalf, as if he was present, i
was his attorney for several years until his
death.I was his closest confidant.
As explained above, the deceased had no next of
kin to inhenrit the mentioned amount and his
entire estate, been the deceased attorney, i am
the only person who can confirm to the bank the
claim of any next of kin and also advice the bank
to effect payment to such a beneficiary.And the
reason that you were contacted is because you bear
the same surname as the deceased and that the
deceased migrated from your country down to
nigeria.I want you to put in a claim as the next
of kin to the deceased, when i authorize the
payment to you and the money gets into your
account, you will take 50% while i take 50%. if
you agree with this, then this is how we are going
to progress with the business-:
(a). I will provide you with the recent bank
statement of the deceased and his death
(b). You will be required to engage the services
of a lawyer, who will professional act on your
behalf as your attorney, such a lawyer to hired
must be duly registered in nigeria and practices
in nigeria. The attorney will process all the
required legal back up documents from the high
court of nigeria and forward same to the bank with
the bank's application form for inheritance claims
on your behalf.
(c). When the bank receives your claims
application, they will immediately draw my
attention to it, notifying me that some one has
put in a claim as the next of kin to the deceased.
I will be asked by the bank to verify the
genuiness of the said claim and recommend to them,
what action they should take as regards payment.
(d). The bank on the receipt of my confirmation,
will now get in touch with you through your
attorney asking that you present them with your
banking coordinates, so that they can transfer the
money into your nominated account.
(e). When the bank receives your banking
information, they will release the money into your
nominated account.The above is a very concise
explanation of the entire process of this business
transaction. This mentioned process will only take
ten banking days to complete from the day that
your attorney submits the papers to the bank.Now,
i will only do this business with you on the
condition that you will promise to be absolutely
honest with me and that you will respect the
confidentiality of this business transaction and
keep it as such.
Again we will have to familiarize ourselves, by
providing a picture identity of ourselves, so that
we can both know whom we are dealing with business
Tel: 011-234 803 621 1152
For now, I'll just ignore his requests for ID. I'm thinking I'll just get mugged before we next speak, but I let him know that I have obtained the services of a lawyer as per his request. I also decide that maybe 50% isn't enough for me, so I ask for a little more.
From: Rudolph K. Strawn
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005
Subject: Re: Details Procedure
Dear Mr. Clarkson,
As it turns out, I already have a multinational law firm on
retainer. Perhaps you've heard of them. The name of the firm is Raypum, Robumm, and Runn. They are incorporated in 27 countries, including, incidentally, Nigeria. My personal attourney, a Mr. Lahv Tu Robumm, has suggested that perhaps 50% is a bit too miserly. After all, if this man truly is my relative, the $14 million should all go to me, less broker's fees. So here's my proposal. I'll take 80% and give my lawyer his 10%. After that, You can have the remaining $2.8 million for yourself. If you ask me, that's pretty damn generous. Please get back to me at your earliest convenience, and we can discuss terms.
That's it so far, I'll update when he replies.
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