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Anonymous
CA
2014-04-17 06:01:28
Nigerian/419 Scam
+7 Letter Mail ScamEmail Attached  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Adam Westwood
Email Address:
   awestwood@accountant.com
Fax:
   44-845-860-0957
accwestwood@aol.com was an alternate email address

Offering 4.5 million dollars because \"David [Insert your last name here] died along with his entire family members a few years ago.\"

Asks not to tell anyone, no risk, claims very time sensitive, just email full personal info.

Contains a mountain of vague claims and paper thin reasoning for the letter.

The email scam source contains an automatically converted text version of the document I received in the mail. There is a faint distorted globe in the background of the paper.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
No Name   (CA) Added the following extra information on :2015-02-19 11:31:34
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Adam Westwood
Email Address:
   adamwestwood@nationwidegroups.com
Fax:
   01144-845-860-0957
I got a different email and phone number than others reported.

Concerned   (Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada) Added the following extra information on :2014-08-28 13:53:40
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Adam Westwood
Email Address:
   adamswestwood@account.com
Fax:
   44-845-860-0957
I forgot to put in the address: 246 Upper Street, London N1 1RU

Concerned   (Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada) Added the following extra information on :2014-08-28 13:46:51
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Accountant Adam Westwood
Email Address:
   adamwestwood@aol.com
Fax:
   01144-845-860-0957
REF # - UKFN/Point 2014 / 2664 Our Reference - Beneficiary Settlement DEAR ___, My name is Adam Westwood, 1work for one of the financial institutions here in the United Kingdom, I got your contact information through North American Consumers database, while searching for a last name similar to my late client. A business magnate by the name DAVID ___, who lived in the UK, for over a decade prior to his death. He died along with his entire family members a few years ago. Prior to my explaining further, 1must first apologize for this unsolicited mail to you. I knew that this is certainly not a predictable way ofapproaching to foster a relationship of trust, but because of the circumstances and urgency surrounding this claim. Before the catastrophe, he had an unclaimed life insurance masterpiece fixed deposits of $4.5 Million USD. Here in our financial institution, please this letter must be kept personal and private for security reasons. As the Accountant to late DAVID ___, our financial institution has mandated me to present a member of his family (heir/inheritor) or his beneficiary, to make Claims or the account will be confiscated and taken to the bureau of United Kingdom as unclaimed Funds. After exhaustive efforts to search for a direct family member of my late client, which came to no avail, 1was given an ultimatum to look for some relative to come for the claim or have his account liquidated and made unserviceable in accordance with existing laws. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I would like you stand as the beneficiary to David estate. 1know you may not in any way related to him, but having the same last name with him and coming from the same country with him, all the modalities I have in place I can guarantee that if you follow me instructions the fund would be released to you legally. This transaction is 100% risk free and legal. There will be no blood test or any need for you to appear in court. There is no atom of risk connected to this business, as I have worked out all modalities to complete the operates effectively and the account (funds) will be released to you. Based the aforementioned, 1asking for your permission to attach your name as the beneficiary of his estate, I will usemy position as his accountant and operation manager to guarantee the successful execution of this transaction. 1will also provide you with a copy of identification as soon as i hear from you to assured you the legality of the claim. Kindly indicate your response to this letter with your complete contact information, your complete name, mailing address, email, phone and fax, through my email, awestwood@accountant.com or accwestwood@aol.com fax 44-845-860-0957, for more details and the procedures of the settlement, makes sure that you have a fax machine or email address in order to process your settlement. Please be kind to get back to me, if you are willing or unwilling to collaborate with me. Don\'t mail any document for security reasons. All documents or letters must return by fax. Kindly keep this transaction private and personally, because I am still working with this financial institution and also to avoid double claim on your Settlement, you don\'t have to worry about anything because this transaction will be processed legally and protect you from any infraction of the law. This letter was mailed out to you when I was in Canada for business meetings. Kindest Regards Mr. Adam Westwood

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I took my letter to the police station and they said that they get at least 15 - 20 of these a week so just throw it away. They didn\'t seem interested in tracking this person(s) down. I hope like hell they get caught. My concern is for the seniors.

No Name   (Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada) Added the following extra information on :2014-08-28 13:38:59
 Scammer
  Information

Murray Atherton   (Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada) Added the following extra information on :2014-06-17 17:43:51
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Accountant Adam Westwood
Email Address:
   adamswestoood@accountant.com
Fax:
   01144-845-860-0957
I just received his letter but with new email address': adamswestoood@accountant.com. And. Adamswestwood@ aol.com. I guess (hope) his other internet suppliers suspended his accounts! Interesting he's gone back from e-mail to snail-mail!

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-04-27 12:51:34
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Adam Westwood
Email Address:
   awestwood@accountant.com
Fax:
   011448458600957
same letter as posted. poor grammar, lacking rationale, addressing Dear (last name) with no title, signature does not match name. Other email address provided: accwestwood@aol.com asks to fax not phone. address is in Wales, but postmarked in Canada with explanation at end of letter that "This letter was mailed out to you when I was in Canada for business meetings". googled address, which is a vacant office space for rent.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-04-25 20:20:26
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Adam Westwood
Email Address:
   awestood@accountant.com
Fax:
   01144-845-860-0957
Same as the one that alerted me. This guy says I have 4.5 M USA dollars. Looks official on first look, but cheap paper, bad English.

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