Email Fraud Alert received from: Matshepo
I recently received an email with this subject line: Attorney and I am concerned that it could be an attempt at defrauding me. Let me know in the comments section what you think, please.
The full contents of the suspected fraudulent (phishing / scamming) e-mail appear below:
> First, let me introduce myself once more. I am Attorney Timothy Gary
> Klashke, I am a married father of two, aged 55, I am a senior advocate with
> Klashke & Co in United States.
> I got your contact in a research Company, Chamber of Commerce the last time
> I went to Ireland for research of someone bearing the same last name with my
> late client, so I decided to give you a trial. And I must let you know that
> this transaction is 100% risk free now till everything is completed by your
> name, though is not by force to work on a transaction like this because we
> are going to benefit mutually from this transaction.
> Like I told you in my proposal mail, I choose you because of your last name,
> which is exactly the same as my late client’s name, which is similar to that
> of my late client, is not that you are his relative, I only want to present
> you based on your last name. My client died in 2014 at the age of 49 and
> since then all the efforts of the Bank to locate his beneficiary failed,
> this is the reason they contacted me to trace his origin.
> The fund will be transferred to your account by the holding bank here after
> a successful claim has been made. There is no risk to this transaction as we
> will process all the required documents by law for a beneficiary claim.
> There are no other living relative, actually my late client was born by two
> migrant workers that came to America in 50’s.
> In this transaction we will go step by step, first with the legal documents
> to back up the claim and secondly the monetary documents for the transfer.
> As I also made you to understand in my first email, the bank asked me to
> contact his beneficiary/his next of kin, and as his Lawyer he did not leave
> any beneficiary name or next of kin with me, facing the situation, I decided
> to search for a good person of trust and one who bears the same last name as
> my late client, that will suite as his/her next of kin/bona-fide
> beneficiary. For the legal ramifications, be rest assured on that.
> This is my operational field, for I do know all the loop holes involved and
> will handle them with great professionalism. The Court will equip us with
> all the necessary legal documents that will back you up as the bona-fide
> beneficiary of my late client, all I need from you is to cooperate with me
> and be honest in our agreement, if 55%/45%. 55 for me and 45 for you is OK
> by you.
> I will send you a beneficiary affidavit form from the High Court of Justice,
> which you will fill and resend to me, for me to swear under oath in the High
> Court of Justice Washington DC that you are truly the bona-fide beneficiary
> of my late client and from here we will commence. Feel free to ask any
> question you want to ask for better understanding of this transaction.
> If I can count on your honesty, cooperation and confidence, reply positively
> for me to start the paper work. It is situated in the Law Court of United
> States, honesty and Confidentiality of this transaction is very important.
> Note: Here is my private contact number (+1 (646) 439-6544) you can reach me
> at any time of the day except when I have a case to defend in Court. I await
> for your immediate response to enable me know if we shall proceed.
> Best Regards,
> Attorney Timothy Gary Klashke,
> Real Estate Transactions &
> Business Entity Formation.
The above email was sent by “Timothy Gary Klashke” from this email address: email@example.com
I, Matshepo, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “Timothy Gary Klashke”:
I want to know if this is true or its just a scam. Like i dont want risk sending my ID copy to unknown.