Friday, August 14, 2009

Have you received a letter like this?

Dear Friend,

I am William M. wildman global head of offshore banking at Deutsche bank London
branch .I am writing in respect of a foreign customer whose name is Mr.Richard
Burson and his lovely wife Ms.Lenor Burson who died on the 2nd November 1999 in
an Egyptian airline 990 with other passengers on board all passengers
unfortunately lost their lives May their soul rest in perfect peace.

Since the demise of this our customer, I personally has watched with keen
interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come
to claim his funds of US$10, 500, 000.00 Million U.S dollars. He informed us
that he had a financial portfolio of on his behalf I was the officer assigned to
his case. In Line with instructions, the money was deposited with Barclay's bank
plc. According to practice, Barclay's bank will by the end of this year
broadcast a request for statements of claim to Deutsche Bank, I decided to seek
for whom his name shall be used as the Next of Kin as no one has come up to be
the next of kin. The alternative would be for us to have Barclay's bank with you
as account holder. Upon the receipt of your response, I will send an e-mail the
next step to take. You should not entertain any fear as all modalities for fund
transfer can be finalized within five banking days, after you apply to the bank
as a relation to the deceased. The money will be share at the ratio of 40% for
you 60% for me.

Awaiting your response

Yours Sincerely,
William M. Wildman.

(I have received letters like this, 3 times for the past 10 years...and I have to say, this is a more objective, concise and shorter version...fortunately, it didn't hit me and I still think it's a scam)