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Anonymous
Sofia, Sofia-Capital, Bulgaria
2013-05-18 07:04:07
Nigerian/419 Scam
I received an e-mail from a stranger claiming to work at a bank, and offering to share half of somebody's money after their dea
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   PHILIP BERTRAM (j.zeng@mmearea.com)
Email Address:
   j.zeng@mmearea.com and thomas@conterra.com.br
Here is a copy of the letter (same as others published here....):



Number 2 (number 1 is below):

Good Day to you,

Let me introduce my self again ,I am Mr. Philip Bertram, Staff of Investec Bank (England). I am contacting you concerning Anthony,a deceased customer of my Bank and investment he placed under our banks management 8 years ago to the tune of Fifty million United States dollars ($50, 000, 000, 00).I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I have been in charge of this department for six years and to best of my knowledge, I have discharged my duty with equity.



In the process of review of our financial report by my department, I discovered that both of you have a similar last name; hence I contacted you so that I can give you further briefing on my intention and how to disburse the funds and estate he left behind. My proposal; you share the same surname with our late client; I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct the Bank to release the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to share the money with you in half. That is, I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. We share the proceeds 50/50.



I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man with wife and children; this is an opportunity to provide them with new opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking.


Please, again, note I am a family man; I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this.

Please get back to me immediately for further communication

I await your response.

Regards,

Mr. T.P BERTRAM


My reply to number 1:

Hello, I have no idea who you are.


Number 1:
thomas@conterra.com.br (thomas@conterra.com.br)

5/17/2013

Hello , Did you receive my last email?



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