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Anonymous
CA
2016-10-20 22:42:36
Wills/Probate Scam
+1 A letter I received from "Mr. John Southgate."Email Attached  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mr. John Southgate
Email Address:
   johnsouthgate@consultant.com
Fax:
   FAX 01144-845-874-1921
He found RICHARD CANTON, a Canadian, who died leaving deposits of US$3.8 Million.
By law must transfer the unclaimed proceeds to the Treasury Division as unclaimed funds.
Since my last name is "Canton" he feels I must be related. (Joke is on him: I am a U.S. Citizen!)

"When I hear from you, I would bring you into a detailed picture and description of the claim. ...
I would provide you with a copy of my identification to assured[sic] you [sic] the legality of this settlement...Kindly get back to me..".etc., etc.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-10-31 17:22:36
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Southgate
Email Address:
   johnsouthgate@consultant.com
Fax:
   01144-845-874-1921
Same as above, mailed estate settlement con purporting to have a $3.8M settlement from a deceased relative.

Scam Email
SOUTHGATE PROFESSIONAL INC 22 MARSH WALL, SUITE 225, LONDON UK WIK 3JR TEL : 01141-702-408-3844 or 44-203-026-5974 FAX 01144-845-874-1921 Email:johnsouthgate@consultant.com REF NO: UKBP/JS 20l6l}IY7- Estate Settlement Letter Date Oct 25 2016 DEAR **********, 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 had contacted you with genuine intentions. I got your contact information when going through an old file of one of my deceased Clients by the narre of RICHARD GRANT, a Canadian, who lived here in the UK for over two decades prior to his death. He died a few years ago. Our Financial institution (insurance department) has issued me a notice to provide the beneficiary to the E,stateof His unclaimed masterpiece Fixed deposits of US $3.8 Million. By law, any unclaimed deposit proceeds that have been left With a "holder" without activity or contact for about ten years; the holder must transfer the unclaimed proceeds to the Treasury Division as unclaimed funds. I have made several inquiries to found any of his immediate relatives, with no success. I tracked his last name in a database, To see if I could find any of his immediate family members, this has also proved unsuccessful. After unsuccessful attempts, therefore, I would like to seek your assistance in repatriating of those funds, using your name as the beneficiary to this unclaimed fund, because I believed you one of his extended relatives. and you bear the same last name with my late client. All arrangements on how to secure the unclaimed funds have been put in place. and I guarantee you that the proceeds of these unclaimed funds would be released to you legally as his beneficiary. There is no risk involved; no litigation or order for a DNA test as I have worked out all modalities to complete the process successfully. I shall use the services of a notary here for the purpose of procuring a letter of Probate and relevant documents for approval. I hope to finish the claim within (14) banking days from the date of the receipt of the following information's through my email address: johnsouthgate@consultant.com or johnconsultantine@gmail.com. or Fax: 01144-845-874-1921, your full name and address,occupation, phone/fax,email address and your ref number on this letter, this information would be used in writing letters of claim respectively. Contact me through my email address or fax, for more details and the procedures of this claim. Make sure that you have a fax machine or email address in order to process your claim. When I hear from you, I would bring you into a detailed picture and description of the claim. l would also provide you with A copy of my identification to assured you the legality of this settlement. Thank you very much for your prompt attention And I ask for your utmost privacy in this matter. Please kindly get back to me, if you are wiilling or unwilling to Collaborate with me. Don't mail any documents for security reasons. All documents or letters must be returned by fax or email attachment. You don't Have to worry about anything because this transaction will be processed legally and protect you from any infraction of the law. This letter was mailed out to you while I was in Canada for official meetings. Kindest Regards Mr. John Southgate.

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