Email Fraud Alert received from: Mike
I recently received an email with this subject line: Hello. 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:
My name is Michael Reyfields; I work with the Reyfields Investigations, a
consulting Firm in London, UK. We are conducting a standard process
investigation involving a client who shares the same name with you and
also the circumstances surrounding investments made by this client at
The HSBC Private Banking client died intestate and nominated no next
of kin to inherit the title over the investments made with HSBC Bank.
The essence of this communication with you is to request that you
provide us information on three issues:
1-Are you aware of any relative/relation having the same surname,
whose last known contact address was Madrid, Spain?
2-Are you aware of any investment of considerable value made by such a
person at the HSBC Bank?
3-Can you establish beyond reasonable doubt your eligibility to assume
status of next of kin to the deceased?
It is pertinent that you inform us ASAP whether or not you are
familiar with this personality that we may put an end to this
communication with you and our inquiries surrounding this personality.
You must appreciate that we are constrained from providing you with
more detailed information at this point. PLEASE RESPOND BACK TO MY
PRIVATE AND DIRECT EMAIL ADDRESS; email@example.com as soon as possible
to afford us the opportunity to close this investigation.
Thank you for accommodating our enquiry.
This is a confidential message from Reyfields Investigations
The above email was sent by “Mr. Reyfields” from this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I, Mike, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “Mr. Reyfields”:
How can I; “Can you establish beyond reasonable doubt your eligibility to assume status of next of kin to the deceased?” if you don’t give me the name of the deceased?
Editor – lets have a look see just where Michael Reyfield ‘SAYS’ his offices are:
Looks ‘iffy’ to me.