Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Please Respond email scam

Following is the text of - Please Respond - email scam. This appears to be sent from - Barrister Mark Welling [] . May 5, 2008.

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From: Mark Welling (Dechert LLP, London EC4V 4QQ).

Dear Friend,

I am Mark Welling, an attorney here in the United Kingdom. I am writing following an oppurtunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us.

I was the legal counsel to the late Mr. Rudolf Haeussler, a German who unfortunately lost his life in the 24 November 2001 Crossair aircraft crash of the 97-seat Jumbolino Avero RJ-100 aircraft en route from Berlin, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland, killing also his wife and only daughter. The aircraft crashed in poor weather conditions as it approached Zurich airport. My late client was an influential and wealthy businessman and he left behind a deposit of US$19,100,000.00 with a bank here in the UK, which is one of the main reasons it has been very important to locate his next of kin.

Since I got information about his death, I have been expecting his next of kin or relatives to come over and claim his money because the Bank cannot release the funds unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in the banking guidelines. Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to do business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safe keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it.

I have reasoned very professionally and I feel it will be legally proper to present you as the next of kin of my deceased client and the sole beneficiary of his estate, so that you will be paid the funds left in his bank account, hence I contacted you. I seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin; the bank needs only the facts as presented legally. The rest is between you and I and with my guide we can have the money paid into your account. Once this is done, we shall both share the funds (60% to me and 30% to you, while 10% should be for Taxes as your Government may require). I shall assemble all the necessary Legal Documents that will be used to back up our claim. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any Breach of law. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Should you be interested, please send me your telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.
Please write me via my email address below:

In the event you are not interested, I sincerely ask that you disregard this email and tell no one about it. I am very careful not to truncate my legal career should you mention this to someone else. I hope you can be trusted in this regard.

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Best regards,
Mark Welling Esq.

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