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Anonymous
CA
2016-03-23 13:24:38
Wills/Probate Scam
+4 scam from gateway professional INC.Email Attached  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John David
Email Address:
   johnwestwood@consultant.com
Fax:
   01144-845-874-0893
Beneficiary settlement letter. Says someone died leaving 6.8 million dollars could not get ahold of other family you are the closest one so you can receive it sent them all your information. Claim within 14 business days don't need a DNA test.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-03-28 19:52:23
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mr. John David johnwestwood@consultant.com
Email Address:
   johnwestwood@consultant.com
Same as the original report but with my husbands last name. He is in high tech and the first thing he noticed was the email address. If this John David lived in the UK. His domain would be co.uk NOT .com. Which is for commercial USA. Also if it was real it would be sent by registered mail not regular mail. The letter we got actually had on it as their mailing address a post office box in Nepean Ottawa. CP 5029 LCD Merivale, Nepean On. K2C 4E9. If it came from the UK it would also include Canada. There are also a few words that are not quite right like " information's". In the context of the sentence it should be in the plural not in the possessive form. It also says you have fourteen days to respond ,that in itself is a huge hint that it's a scam. And the fact that he says at the bottom that he was in Canada for meetings when he mailed it. Another practically impossible time allotment for him to be in the UK to get any responses. We will be informing the police fraud department on this one.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-03-26 20:34:17
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John David
Email Address:
   johnwestwood@consultant.com
Fax:
   01144-845-874-0893
Similar to one reported on your website: Letter received - posted in Canada - from scammer with address in London UK, stating that proceeds of "unclaimed life insurance masterpiece fixed deposits of US$8.6 million" in the name of a deceased (apparent) relative with my same last name, is waiting to be claimed... He/She provides a second email address: accjohnwestwood@yahoo.com I have not attempted to contact the scammer...

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-03-25 02:09:32
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John David
Email Address:
   accjohnwestwood@yahoo.com
Fax:
   01144-845-874-0893
Street address: 100 Buckingham Palace Road London UK SW1 W9SJ
The "deceased" in this letter has the same last name as my husband, but the language of the body of the letter is occasionally very casual ('I am aware that this letter has come to you as a surprise', for example) and the grammar is incorrect ('You're Ref NO:' and sentences that are incomplete). They also wanted to know my husband's occupation, which is suspect. In addition, the email addresses include the name John Westwood but the letter is signed 'John David'. The envelope bore a legit Canada Post preprinted 1st Class stamp, but inside the letter ends with 'This letter was mailed out to you while I was in Canada for official meetings.' I presume that was an attempt at explaining the discrepancy between the address on the letterhead (which bears no logo) and the Canada Post stamp.

No Name   (Medina, OH, United States) Added the following extra information on :2016-03-23 13:44:14
 Scammer
  Information
"CONSULTANT.COM" AND "ACCOUNTANT.COM" ARE WELL KNOWN EMAIL DOMAINS FOR THESE TYPES OF SCAMS. I GET THEM ON A DAILY BASIS.....ALWAYS THE SAME STORY, JUST CHANGES THE NAMES.

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