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Anonymous
CA
2015-07-25 14:41:22
Wills/Probate Scam
+6 Mailed beneficiary settlement  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Garry Wilson
Email Address:
   garrywilson@accountant.com
Letter claimed I had similar last name to that of his client who died along with entire family, and he had an unclaimed life insurance of $4.5 million USD. Return address on envelope was for SUN LIFE in Toronto. Like other similar scams, numerous grammatical errors were in the letter although it tried to sound official. Letter closed with note to "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...This letter was mailed out to you when I was in Canada for business meetings."
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Saskatoon   (CA) Added the following extra information on :2016-04-08 12:30:41
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Baker
Email Address:
   davidbaker@consult.com
:
   None given
Telephone:
   011-44-844-774-4578
Fax:
   1-320-4977
April 7th 2016 I received a letter from Davis Barker claiming he had found me through some data base. Because of my last name he writes that someone who passed away with the same name and had lost all of his family and left 5.5 million USD. Wants me to fax only some contact information. Says to keep this quiet and not to tell anyone. In the letter he states he has mailed it from Markham Ontario while in Canada on business. The name on the envelope is Vesco Investment Group. After a bit of research I found it is in South Africa. Looked up the address and it was a graveyard. Just got off the phone with my brother who lives in a different city and he got the identical one within the last 2 or 3 days as well. I will not be responding to this scam.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-04-01 22:50:20
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   David Baker
Email Address:
   davidbaker@consultant.com
Fax:
   1-320-210-4977
Similar to the one stated above, settling an estate of someone with the same last name. Give information and keep it private.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-02-16 19:40:19
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Beneficiary Settlement
Email Address:
   jamesmosley@consultant.com
Fax:
   1-320-210-4977
Received in the mail by Canada post. Letter claims that following his research, my name is the same as a wealthy magnate that has died with his entire family leaving a $5.5 million USD life insurance policy. It asks me to contact the agency to claim the money. But to please keep this letter private for security reasons. It also asks me to contact him if or if not i am willing to accept this money.
It also states it was mailed to me while he was in Canada working to explain the Canadian return address on the envelope.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-02-10 01:09:36
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   James Mosley
Email Address:
   jamesmosley@consultant.com
Fax:
   320-210-4977
claim 5.5 million by responding to this letter.

Anon #2   (CA) Added the following extra information on :2015-10-07 16:38:10
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Larry Scott
Email Address:
   larry.scott@accountant.com
Fax:
   1-320-210-4977
Same as first scam: "Your [insert last name] came up in an inheritance for the deceased [wealthy and influential person with no obituary] from [insert country], please don't tell anyone, but contact immediately to gain it."
The mailing envelope being from Toronto was excused as Larry Scott working overseas in Canada versus in his office in UK, at this unnamed financial institution, which sleuthing indicates is in a mall. There were also misspellings in the letter.
Address of Larry Scott's Unnamed Financial Institution: 15 Old Basing Road, Hampshire London, RG217LW
The area code on Google Maps directs to Basingstoke, Hampshire in the United Kingdom, and, further afterward, 15 Old Basing Road then brings up 15 Old Basing Mall.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-09-10 22:13:41
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Garry Wilson
Email Address:
   garrywilson@accountant.com
Telephone:
   +44-793-741-9078
Fax:
   1-320-210-4977
Silly fellow or gal. Sounds like a grade school kid. Bad copy for a big player accountant. Full of cloak and dagger stupidity. He/She/It contradicts themselves several times in the letter. Attempts to cover the scam only bring it to attention. Throw it in the garbage and do not give it a second thought!!!!

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