AOL.com Complaint - SCAMS on the Internet and nothing done.

Review by 23169 on 2007-07-23
Why do you think people fall for this kind of stuff?

And why when a person reports it, nothing is ever done?

From; Frank Don
Crockford Lane Basingstoke
Hants RG24 8WB. London UK.
EMAIL ADDRESS:barristerfrankdon_d1@yahoo.co.uk

Good Day,

I am Barrister Frank Don from London . I am the Personal Attorney to
Late "ALBERT GOINS' who used to work with a manufacturing company here
in LONDON. On the 26th of December 2004, My client died with his
family while on Vacation at Phuket Island in Thailand in December
2004.Asia Earth Quake Disaster (TSUNAMI
DISASTER)http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/tsunami.disaster/, I
received a phone call as his Personal Attorney which broke the tragic
news of my clients death in the Tsunami disaster. Since then I have
made several enquiries to locate any of his extended relatives. This
has proved unsuccessful.

I contacted you to assist me. I seek your consent and assistance in
Repatriating money left behind by my late client before it gets
confiscated or declared Unserviceable by my bank directors where the
deposit is lodged.

The Deposit is valued US$6,500, 000.00 ( six million ,
five hundred thousand united states dollars only) and it is lodged
with Bank here in London.

The bank has issued me an ultimatum to present a next-of-kin of
the deceased to inherit the Funds or have the account declared
serviceable . The board of directors of my bank adopted a
resolution and i was mandated to provide his next of kin for the
payment of this money Within 28 working days or forfeit the
money to the bank as an abandoned Property. The directors of the
bank had planned to invoke the abandoned Property decree of 1996
to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given
to me as the personal accountant.

I hereby seek your consent to present you to my bank as next-of-kin of
the deceased, so That the proceeds of this account valued
us$6,500,000.00 can be Transferred to you as inheritance, and
thereafter you and i will share The money; 50% to me and 45% to you,
while 5% will be for any expenses We Made on this transaction.

I have necessary legal documents that will be used to support the
claim of the inheritance from the bank as the Next Of Kin of my late
client. All i require is your honest co-operation to enable us see the
transaction through. I guarantee that the transaction will be executed
under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach
of the law.

To commence the process of claiming the funds, i will require
the Following information from you,
1. Your full names.
2. Your telephone and Fax Numbers.
3. Your contact address.
4. Your date of birth.
5. Your occupation.

As soon as i receive this information i will file-in a formal
application to my bank for the inheritance in your name as next-
of-kin of the deceased that will enable the managements to process the
transaction with you as Beneficiary and remit the funds in your name
as (inheritor).

I await your kind response, Good Day and God bless you.
Yours Faithfully,
Barrister Frank Don.(Esq)
Comments:19 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-07-24
Posted by *Brenda* on 2007-07-23:
Dateline did a "To Catch a Con Man" special awhile ago.


It was pretty good.
Posted by bigboxworker on 2007-07-23:
What is AOL supposed to do? All they can do is report these incidents to authorities, they have no power to investigate these matters, they are simply an internet service provider.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-23:
Brenda I saw that one and it was pretty cool!
Thanks for the link.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-23:
bigboxworker, I know that it's more of a warning to anyone that might fall for it. Everybody is not as smart as you.
Posted by Skye on 2007-07-23:
Thank you Lidman for the heads up.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-23:
Very helpful post Lidman. I give this a B+.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-23:
Yeah, I give it an A-.

But, the people who NEED to know about it, aren't going to read this...
Posted by Skye on 2007-07-23:
No emt, they will be the ones writing how they got scammed.
Thing is, didn't these people who fall for this stuff ever hear:

If it's too good to be true, it probably is...

Probably not.
Posted by Skye on 2007-07-23:
emt, remember the scammer I was playing along with. He got scared and ran away.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-23:
This is not a scam. I am 3 million dollars richer today due to this man. You guys missed the boat!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-23:
Sheriff, where IS the partaaaay?

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-23:
At your house!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-23:
TNS, it really, really doesn't look like it right now. Where be the booze and fun?
Posted by S. on 2007-07-23:
I would have had a cool 4 mil but ended up with only 1. Sheriff grabbed the other 3 only because he's quicker on the draw. Dang!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-23:
Ponie, he IS the sheriff!

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-24:
Sheriff's real name is Matt Dillon
Posted by shawnp80 on 2007-07-24:
Lid, very helpful. Stew would have given you an A+ if your name was Pirate.
Posted by S. on 2007-07-24:
Right, emt_c. Guess I'd better get in more target practice. Things I'm best at shooting off is my mouth or my foot.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2007-07-24:
I get these types of emails almost everyday, I just delete them.

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