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Rushden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2013-07-10 15:19:46
Wills/Probate Scam
+3 David Miller Investec   
Mr David Miller
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I got the following email which is already reported on your site. I was sceptical and David Miller got angry that I compared his proposal to the 1000\'s of scams like this on the internet. The scam is very smart as there is a David Miller who is the company secretary at Investec Bank. I sent him my contact details and I then got 2 documents one from a solicitor and another an agreement. The solicitor details are correct and the solicitor exists. The documents lay day that I am a distant relative of Merrick and an agreement that I will transfer 50% of $17mill to David Miller and I will keep 50%. I completed and signed the documents and returned the documents.

I was then instructed to open an offshore bank account where the $17mill will be transferred before it is transferred to our own private bank accounts in the UK.

I was then given details of a related bank to Investec in Spain. The bank exists and I sent an email saying I am a UK resident and I needed to open a off shore bank account. There is no way to open an account on-line at the bank web site. I then got details about opening an account and a link to open the account. I clicked on the link and applied to open a £ personal account. My account opening was successful and I was asked to send in ID so I sent my UK passport. My ID was fine but I had to pay an activation fee and for a $ account it is $2,200 or £1,400 once you pay this by wire transfer your account will be opened and activated. However you are told you must keep this £1,400 as a minimum balance on your account. When you close the account the £1,400 is payable back to you.

I had some money problems and asked David Miller for help and I was refused I asked him to lend me £900 as I did not have the funds available. He told me he could not lend me the money and told me to do everything possible to raise the money even pay 100% interest as you can pay back in a few weeks when I will have $8mill in my own personal account. I then got suspicious and I found your site. Then everything was revealed and I emailed him about your site. The scam is very clever David Miller exists he sends you his passport and Investec ID. The banks in Spain exists and you get different emails from different people in the bank, so I do not know if the banks are involved in this fraud?

I hope this helps everyone in not falling for this scam.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-10-20 06:05:17
Mr. David Miller
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Hello x., I need to discuss with you about Albert V******** Please contact me. Mr. David Miller
I replied: I'm sorry, I don't know anyone by that name.
Still, he mailed me a similar story as described by the anonymous person, referred to as 'Hashim' related to a certain Merrick at 2013-07-10.
Since I was 90% sure it was a scam, I deleted his second email and did not reply.
The other 10% : it crossed my mind it was a fraud anyway, since I already wrote I didn't know anyone by that name and he offered to 50/50 split with him the $17 mln. legacy, and wrote 'that happens all the time', but still the reply-email adress changed from his ivestec.com- adress into a private-looking 'mrdavidmiller1@hotmail.com' ....
Thanks a lot for reporting your case, 'Hashim', and 'No Name' !!

Scam Email
miller@ivestec.com mrdavidmiller1@hotmail.com

No Name   (Hinchinbrook, New South Wales, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2013-12-05 20:25:51
Name Unknown
Email Address:
My grandfather was contacted by Mr David Miller saying that he has being trying to find relatives of a someone who had set up an offshore account which is now worth $17 million.
My grandfather is extremely sharp however even he was curious. After showing me the email (which Mr Miller said 'Please do not betray my word. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this) and one Google search later, it was clearly a scam. Thanks to everyone who posted here for confirming it.
The email address Mr Miller used was mrdmiller1@careceo.com

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-12 01:34:31
Name Unknown
Thank you Hashim. I also received this email naming a person Merrick with my surname. I was able to delete it without opening it because of your information. Well done!

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