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Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
2014-01-15 14:18:38
Wills/Probate Scam
Interesting business proposal   
Ms Anita Gustav
Email Address:
I was contacted through LinkedIn with the following message:
I\'d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn in other to share an interesting business proposal with you.I\'ll give you details if you seem interested by emailing me on my private email ( ) for briefs and procedures.

Ms Anita Gustav
Afterwards through emails, these are the two following messages
Hello Merino,

Here is the TEXT OF APPLICATION, to contact the bank for the claim of the fund in the account of Late Anderson Merino. You are to filled the form correctly, I want you to contact the bank immediately due to the period of time the bank has given, to enable the bank transfer the money into your account as soon as possible.

You are to send your application to the bank via email. The bank\'s email address is ( ) As soon as you contact the bank; please update me so that I can direct you on the next line of action. God Bless you.

Ms. Anita Gustav

Below is the Text of Application to contact the bank.

Mario Duran |Relationship Management|
International Remittance Department|Metro Bank Ltd|
Remittance Assurance Department/
General Ledger Department (GLD)
London,United Kingdom
9.00AM - 5.00PM (Mondays-Fridays)
9:00AM - 4:00PM (Saturdays)

Your ref: LLHSBC/32/22-997654

APPLICATION FOR RELEASE OF (£4,300,000 Million Great British Pounds Sterling) BELONGING TO THE LATE ...........

I hereby apply for the release of the £4,300,000 Million Great British Pounds Sterling (FOUR MILLION THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND BRITISH POUNDS Sterling) belonging to my late Uncle.

My particular is as follows.



Age: _________________________________________________



Phone Number:_________________________________________

Monthly Income :_______________________________________

It is observed in our family that he died without a will and been one of the kins available at this time, I need your compliance for their release of my late Uncle\'s funds in your care.

I will be delighted with your favorable leniency to this my application and would appreciate the utmost urgency & confidentiality of this matter.

Kind Regards

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 7:07 PM, Ms Anita Gustav wrote:
Thanks for your responds, Please know that this transaction is very important and will be beneficial to us. All I require is your honest cooperation. First of all I will present you to the bank as the next of kin to the deceased. Then you will apply that his entitlement be transferred to you through the said legal processes. I shall direct you on the process of the claim, We shall start by sending a formal application to this effect. I will copy you with the text of the said claim and transfer application to this effect. Thereafter, the bank will request of you the relevant back up documents to your claim and application according to the demand of our probate law for transfer of funds. Once you have provided the Bank with their demands, they would now be under legal obligation to transfer the funds to your submitted bank account.

As part of the procedure of the claims process, the documents that will be required from you will have to be acquired through legal procedures as the application of claim will be complimented with a legal award we shall have to seek from our law Court here in United Kingdom. You are not to worry about this, as I will use my office to get all the legal relevant documents for you to file claim.

Be assured that the procedures to be adopted in effecting the transfer in your favour will be official and legal which will protect us from any breach of the law now and after the transfer though this transaction requires confidentiality.

Above all, I personally count on the will and blessing of the almighty God to facilitate our plan and understanding, to produce not just success, but also peaceful sharing of the funds at the end of the day and a wealthy family business relationship thereafter. I also pray for establishment of cordial relationship between us, God being our helper.

Please Don\'t Expose my information to any one else and keep this transaction confidential.

Note: This is my information for more communication.

Name: Ms. Anita Gustav
Address: 1a Eros House,Brownhill Road,Catford SE6 4EG,United Kingdom.
Occupation: Accountant of Metro Bank Group Plc
Bank Name: Metro Bank Group Plc, United Kingdom
Phone Number: +447053864304

Warm Regards,
Ms. Anita Gustav

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 7:02 PM, Henry Merino wrote:
I would like to see actual proof or evidence, perhaps online and means of contacting you directly at the bank.

De: Ms Anita Gustav []
Enviado el: martes, 14 de enero de 2014 10:27 p.m.
Para: Henry Merino
Asunto: Re: LinkedIn Contact

Thanks for your email. I want you to know that my reason for contacting you is very important. Please take this seriously. All I want is a Honest business transaction with you. I will start by introducing my self. My name is Ms Anita Gustav, I am an Accountant with Metro Bank Group Plc. I have been working with the Metro Bank Group Plc of United Kingdom for the past 8 years. The details of my proposal and the reason why I contacted you is very important. I am the personal Account Manager to Engineer Anderson Merino , He used to work with the Shell Petroleum Development Company here in United Kingdom, as an Expatriate. Unfortunately, on the 21 June 2002, My client, his wife, and their three children were involved in a car accident in Central London. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since his death I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended Relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name through your embassy, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.

My bank has issued me several notice to provide the Next of Kin being that I am his personal Accountant before his death. The last notice for claim came to my desk three days ago.

I have been notified to provide a next of kin to claim the funds or the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank. For the fact that I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for 3 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at £4,300,000 Million Great British Pounds Sterling can be paid to you, then you and I can share the money 50% to me and 50% to you, after claiming the funds.

This project will be of great benefit to us. As a matter of fact, an attorney will be contracted to help us revalidated and notarize all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. My Bank ID and some of my photo to this email for you to know me better. I am willing to send you more information for you to understand better.

I will send you some important information in my next email. As soon as I hear from you, I will direct you further on the legal procedure to claim the funds.

Thanks for cooperation,
Ms Anita Gustav
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