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Anonymous
Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada
2016-09-25 18:41:02
Wills/Probate Scam
+3 Distant relative from Canada died in UK and left a bundle...   
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
John Greenwood
Email Address:
greenwoodjohn@consultant.com
Scam Website:
Fax:
01144-845-874-1921
Similar language used to scam Leroy in Manitouwadge, Ontario by Mr. John Ericsson.
Letter was mailed to me at an incorrect but deliverable address advising that a person with my family name from Canada had died and left a bundle... Return address for mail from Toronto (while John was on a business trip there) was P.O. Box 4058 Station A Toronto Ontario M5W 1L8.
John said " I am an accountant and independent underwriter, I work for one of the financial institutions here in the United Kingdom. I am aware that this letter has come to you as a surprise. As we have not met before, or handle any business dealings in the past. Nevertheless I have contacted you with genuine intentions.

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH ----
Not only was the grammar very bad but my first name was not used even though the envelope had my full name and address although not entirely a correct address so it came from an earlier source off of a database. These clowns really need to brush up on their details.
I have scanned the letter and the envelope which I will send to all of my relatives with the same family name that I can easily reach. I will also give them your web sit address so they can read up on this foolishness and perhaps not be sucked in.
Thank you Scamalot for your help in getting rid of these cretins...
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Pit   (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) Added the following extra information on :2017-07-19 14:34:24
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  Information
Name:
John Copperfield
Email Address:
johncopperfield@consultant.com
Telephone:
01144-703-198-9190
Same info about a dead relative in UK. I can claim the money because I am the only one left in the world using that last name. Guess what? I made my last name the way it is now and only my children carry it besides my wife and I. I would tell him to keep the money. Or in due case to mail me a postal money order in advance. If I see and touch the money, I will call him back. He sent me a letter.

Philip T   (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Added the following extra information on :2017-07-15 09:43:41
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
John Copperfield
Email Address:
johncopperfield@consultant.com
Telephone:
01144-703-198-9190
I received the same,me letter telling me a relative of mine had died and left ano estate of $3.8 million. The envelope had my full name and address but the letter was addresses to my last name only.. The return address is from 6300 Steeles Ave West Woodbridge ON L4H 1J1 My reference number is UKCA/JC 2017/JC-6996

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2017-06-12 12:34:19
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
John LeRoy
Email Address:
johnleeroy@consultant.com
Telephone:
01144-703-198-9190
Estate Settlement Letter. He says he is an accountant and banker by profession in UK. Postal Address was from 200 Marsh Wall, Suite 200, London UK, but was mailed from University Ave., Toronto, Canada. Letter states that a relative has died and left US $3.8 million., all I have to do is write back and claim the money. (However the relative he names is NOT dead but living not 40 miles from me in Canada.) The letter was sent to my old address of 8 years ago (where my daughter now lives). It is very poorly written with dreadful grammar. I would say this was a person who has English as a second language and obviously not a professional person. Another email he quoted is: johnconsultantinc@gmail.com

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