The following is a scam that Svetlana received and sent to us to make you aware. Be careful and make sure not to respond to any emails like this!
From: the desk of Barrister Daniel Adelard.
(SOLICITOR & ADVICATE)
Senior Partner of CMC Chambers
Law Firm Lome-Togo.
How are you and your family i hope fine.I need assitance on Mr. Bendik.
My name are Daniel Adelard a solicitor at law, personal attorney to Mr B. Bendik,(Snr)a national Of your country,who used to work as a foreign contractor in Lome Togo. Herein-after shall be referred as my client. On the 24th of July 2006, Mr. Bendik, were involved in a ghastly car accident along Kpalime express Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.
After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to search through Chamber of Commerce with his Last Name and that is where i get your contact, I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the fund valued at US$9.1 million left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Security Finance Firm(bank) where this huge amount were deposited.
The said Security Finance Company has issued me a mandate to provide the next of kin or have his funds/account confiscated within the next twenty one official working days or as will be reviewed by the bank legal department. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 1 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you have the same last name, 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 as the original claimant.
All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. For more information, please reply to my private e-mail address: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I anticipate your urgent response to this very regard…
Barr. Daniel Adelard.