Inheritance

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I knew immediately this was a scam!!!

  • by: HeMed
  • #84682
  • Oct 15, 2020
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received an email from a "Barrister" named Alexander Hofmann. He said I was the next of kin for a Mr. Henry Medling who has deposited a lot of money into a bank in Zurich. I have no relatives by that name. This set off alarm bells and I googled the Barrister's name. It does initially pull up a lawyer named Alexander Hofmann. However, he is an computer IT lawyer and not an estate barrister from another country. I scrolled further down and I saw that other people have gotten the same email. I wanted to report this and warn others of this scam. I have changed my passwords for everything and I have blocked this email address from sending me more. I hope no one falls for this scam.
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

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Unresolved

Inheritance scam

  • by: Crispy22
  • #84873
  • Oct 19, 2020
  • Monetary Loss: $0
He emailed and said I had a relative that had passed and I needed to contact. I didn’t know who this was or had even heard of him. All he had was the same last name
Names reported:
Angel Centeno
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Never Trust a Gmail That says angelcenteno### @gmail.com

  • by: sonofab1ch
  • #85646
  • Oct 29, 2020
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Everything except the person was real. The scammer copies and pastes the same thing and replaces the last name with yours.
For example:
"I am Angel L. Centeno, Attorney to late Mr. Edward Wu who shares the same last name with you, Kindly get back for more details why i contacted you"
and after I replied:
"Hello (YOUR NAME),
Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to respond to my email.
I understand the fact that you may not have known my late client Mr. Edward Timothy (YOUR LAST NAME), but please read carefully as I explain in detail why I contacted you.
I am Mr. Angel Luis Centeno Esq. I worked with Advocatenkantoor De Coninck for 20 years but now retired. I am attorney to Mr. Edward Timothy Wu. My late client died in a car crash with his immediate family and left behind a deposit of Seven Million Eight Hundred Thousand Euro with a bank here in Belgium.
I have not contacted you on the premise that I believe you to be a relative of my deceased client; my contacting you was due to personal discretionary policy so there are no bases why I should have rather contacted all other persons with the same last name. Although there are lots of people with the same last name as yourself but I found and chose you from professional and personal endeavours which required me to contact both the U.S. Embassy here in Belgium and Bureau of Data and Statistics which helped with a comprehensive list of individuals bearing the same last name. From the list i was able to conduct a genealogical analysis wherein the result on your name showed up as inconclusive and thus was a yardstick for my approaching you. However, this by no means implies you’re definitely related to my deceased client but rather a deal to successfully argue your relationship status with my deceased client.
My message to you is a final option for me because of the circumstances surrounding this claim right now. Mr. Edward Timothy (YOUR LAST NAME) was an oil merchant and he had oil dealings around Europe and Africa. He died at 54 alongside his wife, Olivia, 46, and their two daughters, Katharine, 11 and Yolanda 8. He lived the last of his years here in Belgium but travelled often to the United States. I served as his private finance attorney for the last Eight years preceding his death. Mr. Edward migrated to Belgium a long time ago.
After the death of my late client, I was informed by the finance company to get any member of his extended family to put up a claim for his deposited funds with them due to his demise with his entire immediate family. However, it might interest you to know that, after a thorough investigation on the finance company, I found out that some members of the company are currently planning to divert this funds in their selfish interest and only want to use the excuse that since I am unable to get someone to make the claim, the money should be made serviceable and that means reverting the funds to the Government while the company retains a percentage of it.
On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the organization (company) as my late client's surviving family member so as to enable you put up a claim in that capacity as a next of kin of my client. I had to conduct a genealogical analysis wherein the result on your name showed up as inconclusive and this was the yardstick used by me to approach you. However, this by no means implies you’re certainly related to my deceased client but rather a deal to successfully argue your relationship status with my deceased client.
I have at my possession some very important legal documents that might be requested by the bank and can only be provided by my office. There is a legal reason for the confidentiality of this transaction because of its nature. I could be held for being in breach of a standard code of conduct of lawyer/client fiduciary relationship. I will appreciate it if you would uphold the trust I repose in you to have contacted you ab-initio. Be rest assured that this is going to be done in line with the law as I have the documents to show to you as proof but I may not release them for your perusal for now due to security reasons until I have obtained your confidence. I will provide you with any information you need as we proceed.
I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transaction. Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this.
It is my thinking that the mode of sharing would be 40% for me 60% for you at the end of a successful deal however this is open to deliberations.
If the details of my mail is well understood, do let me know if you are willing to go ahead so I can provide you the contact of this finance company where this fund is lodged and advise you on how to proceed.
Regards,
MR. ANGEL L. CENTENO ESQ.
Advocatenkantoor De Coninck
Attorney at Law; LL.M.; Partner
Address: Amerikalei 211 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Tel: +(32) 460 213 260 - To Call from US Dial: (011-32-460-213-260)
Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angel-l-conteno-a9baa919a
Whatsapp Number: +(32) 460 213 260 "
IF YOU SEE THIS WHATSAPP NUMBER, ITS A SCAM!!!!!!
Also, no professional business uses comic sans font!!
Names reported:
Angel L. Centeno
Phones reported:
+32-460-213-260
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

I've been scammed

  • by: Willy2020
  • #85850
  • Nov 2, 2020
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Said i relitive said i died and he was intiled to any of my funds i was bincinarey that i was given then a woman was going to claim it then a nother woman once had it a gave to bank to give to me cause it was lawfully mine
Names reported:
John C. Williams
Unresolved

His Late Client "Mr. Edward Rimes"

  • by: Earl1962
  • #85855
  • Nov 2, 2020
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a email stating highly confidential grounds with mutual benefit!! He said he found my name and contact info in his quest to located extended family....the guys a idiot there is no one named EDWARD RIMES ...he wants me to reply so he can give me the "medium" to "safe" "Confidential" info and "Thanks for your anticipated cooperation" NOT!! I googled his name it says "Brevard Jail" ....No need to think I'm biting on his BS!!! NO CHANCE
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Again with the inheritance scam

  • by: MommaT
  • #86572
  • Nov 13, 2020
  • Monetary Loss: $0
She needs all my info for a big inheritance
Names reported:
Angela Centeno
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]