This scam wants you to pretend to be next of kin in order to claim an inheritance -- that is, commit fraud. However, it doesn't make any difference what this alleged barrister says, because this is scam. There is no "Mr. Steve," no car accident in 2004, no $35 million bank deposits, nothing. All you know is that this person apparently has three different email addresses. It's a pure scam. Don't respond, don't be fooled, by messages like this.
From: "From The Desk of Barrister Dennis Park" email@example.com
Date: March 15, 2010 12:01:50 PM PDT
Subject: CONFIDENTIAL PROPOSAL!!!
From The Desk of Barrister Dennis Park
Please kindly accept my apology for sending unsolicited mail to you I believe you are a highly respected personality considering the fact that I sourced your profile from a human resource profile database on your country. Though, I do not know to what extent you are familiar with events.
Well, I am Barrister Dennis Park, a Solicitor. I am the Personal Attorney to Mr. Steve, who used to work with SIAMRAK Company Limited in Bangkok , Thailand . On the 21st of April 2004, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Sukhumvit Express Road..
Unfortunately, they all lost their lives in the event of the accident. Since then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my client's relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet to locate any member of his family but to no avail, hence, I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money left behind by my client in a Finance Company.Particularly, the Finance House where the deceased deposited the US$35 Million (Thirty five million United States Dollars only).
Consequently, this Finance House issued me a notice to provide the Next of Kin to claim the US$35 Million (Thirty five Million United States Dollars only) in their custody within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased to claim the fund as the Next of Kin to him so that the fund will be transferred to your account by the Finance House.
Upon receipt of the fund, I will come over to your country to meet with you for the disbursement of the fund and then you and I will share the money in this order: 60% will be for me, 40% will be for you. I have all the necessary legal documents that can back our claim we will make with the Finance House.
All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Kindly provide this below informations
1) Full name:
3) Telephone number:
Upon receipt of this requested information's, I will file an Application of claim on your name to the Bank presenting you as the next of kin to the deceased and as such the beneficiary of the fund.
Private email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are needed as a next of kin to inherit your brother left fund
Barrister Dennis Park (Esq.)