This email claims to be from Barrister Jacob Agbeme who is the attorney of a deceased family and in control of 14 million dollars. The money would go to next of kin, but since no one has come forward, he would like you to lie and claim that you are next of kin. He will then send you the money and you’ll give him some of it back.
It targets those that are low on moral values. This is a scam and should you respond, you’ll lose not only your money, but your personal information as well! Here is the email:
From the office of Barrister Jacob Agbeme
Principal Partner Ego/Chambers
(legal practionner/advocates) Lome Togo.
Iam sorry if this proposal or information of mine might be a harrassment,insult or embrassment but do understand it is because of the pressure the bank gave me to provide the next of kin to this said fund or this fund will be confiscate,that is why i want to use your last name to present you prefectly and legally to the bank and to the Togolaise High Court Of Justice as the bonifade next of kin to this said claim because i have all it takes to make this reality.
I am Barrister Jacob Agbeme, a solicitor at law,personal attorney to Mr.F.N Julietta, who used to work with Shell Development Company in Lome Togo. Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2000, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along Nouvissi express Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their 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 USD$14million left behind by my client before it get confisicated or declared unserviceable by the bank here in Lome-Togo,where this huge amount is currently deposited.!And now the bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have his account confisicated within the next twenty one 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 deceased 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 claim.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.
Please get in touch with me through my private email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through my direct phone number +2280961503 for more details.