Untitled Wills/Probate Scam , #28834 - Scamalot
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| Untitled Wills/Probate Scam , #28834 As a beneficiary of the late James Fitzpatrick who left unclaimed fixed deposits of US$3.4 million, Hector was able to get my contact information, through an old file of his deceased client, i.e. my name (initials only) E.M. Fitzpatrick with address and postal code, and mail me a letter from a PO Box 1000 in Markham, Ontario. As Hector believes I am one of his extended relatives and I bare the same last name as his late client, he requests my assistance in repatriation of the funds, by forwarding my name in full, occupation, phone fax, email address, and emphasizes "my utmost privacy in this matter" and "Do not mail any documents for security reasons".|
With a smattering of legalese, many grammatical errors and a fake signature, it was a clever piece of deception worthy of a play on Broadway. What would have been the outcome if someone fell for this ruse of a cash windfall, most likely, a parting of well-earned money from the victim to secure the bogus fund.
My sister's response to the letter was "don't touch it with a forty foot pole".
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