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k9 Dog
CA
2015-06-24 20:56:35
Wills/Probate Scam
Other Job Site
Beneficiary SettlementEmail Attached  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mark Sullivan
Email Address:
   mark.sullivan@accountant.com
I received the following letter on 2015 June 19 Friday:
Beneficiary Settlement
note: * have been substituted for my name & initials
address on envelope:
1521 Yonge Street, Suite 212
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1Z2
Canada Post, Postage paid, Lettermail 6479030

Accountant Mark Sullivan
12/4 Leaden hall Street,
London, England
Fax +442076813074
Email: mark.sullivan@accountant.com

Official Letter: Our Ref: Beneficiary Settlement Our Ref No: UKFN/POINT 2015/ 2560
Date: June 2nd 2015

Dear ***
My name is Mark Sullivan;
I work for a Financial Institution in the United Kingdom.
I obtained your contact information through the North American Consumers database.
This mail was dispatched to you when I was in Canada for a business meeting while conducting a search for a last name similar to my late client a week ago.
Mr James Robert *** was a Canadian citizen, United States resident & entrepreneur who had several investments in UK stock markets 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, I must first apologize for this spontaneous mail to you.
I know that this is certainly an unusual manner of approach to foster a relationship of trust however;
it is because of the circumstances & urgency surrounding this claim.
Before the catastrophe, he had unclaimed trusts comprising of a masterpiece fixed deposits of 4.5 Million GBP in our financial institution.
Please handle this letter with privacy for security reasons.

As the Accountant to my late client, our financial institution has mandated me to present a member of his family (heir/inheritor) or his benefactor, to make a demand or the account will be confiscated & taken to the bureau of United Kingdom as unclaimed Funds.

After exhaustive efforts to search for a direct family member of my late client, they came to no avail.
I was given an ultimatum to look for some relative to come for the claim or have his account liquidated & made unserviceable in accordance with existing laws.
Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I would like you to stand as the beneficiary to James's estate.
I know you may not in any way be related to him, but having the same last name with him & coming from the same country with him, all the modalities I have in place I can assure you that if you follow my instructions, the fund would be released to you in compliance with all rules & regulations.

This transaction complies, with all applicable standards.
There will be no blood test or any need for to appear in court.
There is no atom of risk connected to this business, as I have worked out all modalities to complete the process effectively.
The account (funds) will then be released to you.

Beside the aforementioned, I ask for you permission to attach your name as the beneficiary of his estate.
I will use my position as his accountant & operation manager to assure the successful execution of this transaction,
I will also provide you with a copy of my identification if requested to assure the legality of this claim.

Kindly indicate your response with your complete contact information which includes your full name & mailing address.
For more details on the procedures for the settlement, please make sure you have access to a fax or email for processing purposes.

Please be kind to get back to me, if you are willing or unwilling to collaborate with me.

All documents must return by email or fax.
Kindly keep this transaction private & personally, because I am still working with his financial institution & also to avoid double claim on your settlement, you don't have to worry about anything because this transaction will be processed legally & protect you from any information of the law.

Best Regards,

(signature)

Mark Sullivan


I responded with an email 2015June 23, 3:27pm:

Hi Mark,
Intriguing letter.
I will require a copy of your identification.
I may also require other information to my satisfaction.
Take care,
*
Mark responded by email 2015 June 23, 4:16pm:
Dear **,

Thanks for your response. Please may i know who you represent and your name.
Regards,
Mark

My email response 2015 June 23, 6:27pm:
Hi Mark.
You didn't answer my questions?
You said you would send "a copy of my identification if requested..."
You have a funny way of establishing "trust"?
Take care,
*

2015 June 24, 9:56am
No reply to my email.

2015 June 24, 5:07pm
Still no reply to my email.

Reverse phone # Search:
2015 June 24 Wed 11`21a
http://www.searchpeopledirectory.com/international-reverse-phone/442076813074/
London, United Kingdom phone number: +44 - 20 - 76813074
Country: United Kingdom
Country code: 44
Area Code for London, United Kingdom: 20
Capital of United Kingdom: London
Local Time: 06/24/2015 07:14:46 PM
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

http://www.searchyellowdirectory.com/reverse-phone/442076813074/
1. United Kingdom
2. 44 + 20 + 76813074 Croydon Phone Number
Phone number in Croydon, United Kingdom: +44 - 20 - 76813074
Country: United Kingdom
Country code: 44
Area Code: 20 is for Croydon, United Kingdom
Capital of United Kingdom: London
Local Time: 06/24/2015 07:25:30 PM

2015 June 24 Wed 5pm
Just off the phone with a relative.
They received the same Beneficiary Settlement letter.
Same everything except the recipients name.


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