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    Inheritance Scam (Mark Goodwin& Co) - Facebook

    I brought this to the attention of the
    offical law Office of Goodwin & Co of
    what I received on May 29 2010. an
    email trace of the Email header was
    located and originated in Capetown,
    South Africa. It all stared through
    Facebook, Their should be a Law, I
    have viewed various Privacy issues I
    read about on Facebok users and
    now I believe it and this I guess is
    what to expect...
    This what I received ;

    Mark Goodwin & Co
    Legal Will Specialists
    90 Water Lane, Wilmslow,
    Cheshire SK9 5BB


    Hello D. Dheilly,

    I represent the Mark Goodwin & co specializing in legal Wills for 20 years and offer a personal and friendly service that will ease the stress of transferring inheritances and dealing with all of your financial transactions with care and efficiency.
    We are an independent firm of Legal Services, established in 1989 and we
    specialize in all the legal documents considering Last Will and Testaments and all related documents involved.
    This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I am Mark Goodwin, the solicitor at law. I am a personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Heltor C. Dheilly, hereinafter referred to as my client', who has worked as a sole independent oil magnate in my country and who died in a car crash with his immediate family on the 4th of Oct.24,
    Since the death of my client in Oct., 2004, I have written several letters to the embassy with an intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of this abandoned personal estate and all of my such efforts have been to no avail until now. Moreso, I have received official letters in the last few weeks suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of all of his abandoned personal assets in line with all existing laws by the bank in which my client had deposited the sum of 30 million pounds. On this note we decided to search for a credible person and now finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the "trustee" bank as my late client's surviving family member so as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client. I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you do bear a

    similar last name with my client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I propose that 50% of the net sum will accrue to you at the conclusion of this deal in so far as I do not incur further expenses.
    To facilitate the immediate transfer of this fund, you need, first to contact me via email signifying your interest and as soon as I obtain your confidence, I will immediately appraise you with the complete details as well as fax you the documents, with which you are to proceed and I shall direct on how to put up an application to the bank. HOWEVER, you will have to now accent to an quick express agreement which I will forward to you in order to bind us in this transaction and your time is limited. Upon the receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or E-mail the next step to take. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements will be made
    for the completion of this transfer. Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality.

    Best regards,
    Mark Goodwin & co.
    Legal Wills Specialist .

    Last edited by lebulldog; 05-31-2010 at 01:57 PM.

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    Re: Inheritance Scam (Mark Goodwin& Co) - Facebook

    That's a classic example of the Nigerian 419 scam, more formally known as Advance Fee Fraud.

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    Re: Inheritance Scam (Mark Goodwin& Co) - Facebook

    Thanks for posting up that example of the 'millionaire without heirs who died tragically years ago with millions in the bank' type scam. It is called next-of-kin or NOK scam. The banker will demand thousands in fees, court costs, documents, whatever he thinks up, all paid by Western Union or moneygram.
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