"Mr. Peter Hamilton" is an "offshore manager" who doesn't make any pretense about where his scam-mail is coming from. It's a free Yahoo e-mail account. He does try to cover up just exactly where his private mailbox is on Victoria Island, though. It's in Nigeria. He says he has "instructions" from Apex Bank to "transfer your $3.5 million 'fund' directly to your bank account without further delay." All you need to do is provide a name, address, and phone number. Then he wants to know "what method of payment" you would like, by "transfer," or by "ATM Master Card." He'd like to hear from you within 24 hours. This is one of the older, classic 419 Nigerian advance fee scams. It is never, ever real, and the money does not exist. Do not ever fall for this scam in particular. If you do, and then try to find out where your "money" is, you do so at your own peril. People have been killed trying to get this nonexistent money. For more samples of these scams, Click Here.
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