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Scam?! Barrister Chris Martins emails to say inheritance

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Scam?! Barrister Chris Martins emails to say inheritance

I received an email from a man by the name of Chris Martins. I called the number in the email to find out how he might have gotten my name regarding an inheritance from someone I never heard of. After trying to understand his heavily accented speak and unusual manner, I asked him to mail me information. He didn't have a mailing address and phone number and wanted to take it from me over the phone. I said I would email it to him. Which I have no intention of doing. What is this all about anyone know?

U.S. Chicago, IL

Oxford, England
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1. Re: Scam?! Barrister Chris Martins emails to say inheritance

It's a scam.

See http://www.419eater.com/ for more examples.

Regards,

USA
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2. Re: Scam?! Barrister Chris Martins emails to say inheritance

Sorry to say, but you were being scammed. Just run a Google search on: "419 scams" and you will have more reading than you know what to do with.

U.S. Tampa, FL
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3. Re: Scam?! Barrister Chris Martins emails to say inheritance

Interesting, we recently recv'd an email from EWorld lottery out of Nigeria and were put in contact with a David Williams ("Lawyer" handling the distribution of the lottery winnings). He called us at 3:30am to explain that we needed to western union $250 in order for him to be able to process an affidavit through the courts and for the bank holding the money. It's so obvious to us that this is a scam and we are trying to see how far he's going to go with this. We have still been sending emails back in forth where we keep asking questions and he keeps avoiding them giving us ridiculous excuses. Almost sounds like a bunch of scam artists were sold the names addresses and phone numbers of americans. I would be interested in comparing notes with you, please feel free to call us. Just email us back and I'll give our phone number. By the way I reported this man and Eworld to the FBI's internet fraud department and all we got back was an email that gave us a file number and instructions that our case had been filed away. Nice huh? BEWARE of emails from NIGERIA!!

U.S. Tampa, FL

Brian and Amy Lewellyn

alewellyn@tampabay.rr.com

USA
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4. Re: Scam?! Barrister Chris Martins emails to say inheritance

From what I remember reading, the FBI and/or Interpol will not get involved in a reported scam unless you actually suffered a loss of money or life (if someone you knew went to a particular country as a result of the scam and was killed because of it). Also, the more documentation you have of all correspondence, particularly, and most importantly, full headers from e-mails so they can trace them, the better chance they will have of tracking things down. Any pictures, physical addesses, phone numbers, copies of phone calls from your invoices, faxes, bank transactions, etc., these are all important.

Wisconsin
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5. Re: Scam?! Barrister Chris Martins emails to say inheritance

Okay,maybe I am the only one who has studied Nigeria before I visited,so here is some more information for all of you:

Yes computer scams are huge in Nigeria BUT some that say they are from Nigeria are from other countries too,So I do have to defend some Nigerians......NOT all are bad.

There are scammers in the UK,Russia and now Canada....

So for true Nigerian scammers you can report them to : www.EFCC.com

That is like their FBI there............USA Government wont do anything but the EFCC will..........They are slow and need all the letters and contact info you have on that person,also some EFCC offices still are not up to date with computers.....I would suggest contacting the Ajuba office in Nigeria.

Also use www.readnotify..com when you send letters back,it tracks their location,its amazing !

Watch out for : Kelvin Adams aka Kelvin Adenuga, Dickson Fran,Fred Brown, & their friend james...One big ring of scammers!

Good Luck !..................zeborah007

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