This scam not only targets those people who would take advantage of a wealthy lady who thinks you helped her out, but also those honest people who would notify her that she has made a mistake.
If you go along with the plan, and you lose everything, that is on you. However, should you think that this letter is real and inform her of the mistake, she’ll thank you and offer you a reward for your kindness.
Either way, once you respond and give her your personal information and pay handling fees, you’ll never hear from her again.
Of course, there is no her, or him, but more like them. It’s a group of con-artists that make their living taking from others. Don’t fall for it, and to help you compare your letter to others, I’ve included mine below.
How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I hope this mail meets you in a perfect condition. I am using this opportunity to thank you for your great effort to our unfinished transfer of fund into your account due to one reason or the other best known to you. But I want to inform you that I have successfully transferred the fund out of my bank to someone else account who was capable of assisting me in this great venture through the help of the diplomat i told you about.Due to your effort, sincerity,courage and trustworthiness you showed at the course of the transaction I want to compensate you and show my gratitude to you with the sum of $750,000.
I have authorized my new lawyer who is now also my legal adviser to issue you international certified bank cheque cashable at your bank.My dear friend I will like you to contact the lawyer for the collection of this international certified bank cheque.
The name and contact address of the lawyer is as follows.
VICTORY LAW CHAMBERS
CONTACT PERSON :BARR.NUM YENSAY
PHONE NUMBER: +66-860-276-387
Location: Bangkok, Thailand.
At the moment, I m very busy here because of the investment projects which I and my new partner are having at hand in Paris France. Finally, remember that I have forwarded instruction to the Lawyer on your behalf to send the bank cheque to you as soon as you contact him without delay.
Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart. Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hope to hear from you soon.
Mrs. Helen Smith
Remember, this is a scam and you should not respond to it. If you received one like this, please leave a comment with a copy and I’ll get it posted. It will help prevent others from becoming a victim!