I never did understand much about the telephone numbering system in the UK, but I did learn a little something about 070 codes. Specifically, that scammers outside the U.S. and the UK love to use them in connection with the British +44 international dialing code. I do occasionally see an American area code such as 206, though. See this article at 419scam.org.
This scam, supposedly from some UK "barrister" who is not listed in the Bar Standards Board, claims that his "client," a late "Engr Rollins," has made you beneficiary to his estate of 1.2 million GBP. Then he goes on to say that the money is for the needy, less fortunate, and for yourself as well. It sounds kind of reasonable, but no self-respecting lawyer is going to send you an e-mail about it without also posting you a paper letter complete with documentation. Other than that, it looks sort of okay until you get to the phone numbers, which begin with +44-701 and +44-709, and the names of his "partners" at the bottom.
I ran across a Yahoo Answer about this scam from someone who says he's a lawyer. He said, "Barristers offer legal servcies [sic] via chambers and are self-employed. They are not permitted to join forces and become a firm." Click Here
Further, according to Google, there is a William Moore Law Firm in Florida. "Welcome to the website of William Moore. We maintain offices in Ft Lauderdale, N. Miami Beach and W. Palm Beach." Click Here. There are several more attorneys named William Moore located throughout the U.S., but the only Barrister William Moore is listed in Anti-Fraud International and Bitten Us as a scam. Click Here and Here. There's some good natured ribbing about William Moore Law "Frim" LOL.
This entry is linked here, and there are a couple of different inheritance scam videos located here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
To anyone who is brand new to the internet, and its subculture of spams and scams: Each and every one of these "stories of riches" are always scams, they are never real. The person or people contacting you are never who they say they are. You will never, ever get millions of dollars in exchange for a small advanced fee. That is why this is known as "advanced fee fraud," and this is only one of many variations of it. The "millions" does not exist. It never existed, it does not exist, and it never will exist. These are always scams, 100 percent of the time, and there are no exceptions whatsoever.
This is just another scam where someone died, of course, but I speculate that this might indicate that they are catching on to the fact that the "next-of-kin" scams aren't working as well as they used to. After so many years of flooding the world with these stories, both before and after the internet came to be, I'm really surprised that people will still fall for these things. Apparently they do, though, or the scammers wouldn't be putting them out. Please do not be tempted by these scams. None of them are ever real, not one. This entry is linked here, in the upper right hand corner, and there are some inheritance scam videos from YouTube located here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Don't Fall for Inheritance Scams
"Alton R. Cole"
Here's another "inheritance fund" that doesn't exist, that was apparently "approved" by everyone and everything in the world, including the White House (not). I wonder how long it took these guys to come up with all those codes. They either copied them from another scam-mail, or maybe they're even smart enough to use a random number generator. Who knows. Anyway, the money isn't real; it never is. This sample is in the upper right hand corner of This Page, and Here are two inheritance scam videos. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
"Ben Bernanke" personally e-mailed me, to tell me that the Central Bank of Nigeria has "instructed" him to credit my personal bank account with an "inheritance" of $10.5 million. Oh, but he wants "paperwork" first, and of course we don't know what he's talking about. So he says he will conveniently "direct" us on where to get it. That's where the fees begin. It is not Ben Bernanke, of course, it's a scammer. The scam-mail was even brazenly sent from a Hotmail account. To see more of these scam samples, Click Here.
My name is Gary, and I live in the Midwestern United States. This site is intended to expose the frauds and scams that are so pervasive on the internet, especially today. One hundred per- cent of the e-mails you get that promise you millions are never, ever real. They'll tell you they're "dying," trying to gain your sympathy. They're not dying, they're lying. Click Here for the "Dying" scams. Don't fall for it, and never send them any money, no matter what they tell you. Oh, and good luck hacking this website. It's got a nice strong password on it.