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Anonymous
Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada
2016-09-25 18:41:02
Wills/Probate Scam
Distant relative from Canada died in UK and left a bundle...  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Greenwood
Email Address:
   greenwoodjohn@consultant.com
Telephone:
   01144-702-408-3844
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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