Infamous Person’s Fortune

How the scam works:

Every so often we hear about the killing or the arrest of an infamous person – from Osama Bin Laden and Gaddafi to Bernard Madoff.

Scammers use this to their advantage and pose as former partners of the infamous character (someone from the Madoff’s Board of Directors) or soldiers who found and confiscated Osama’s fortune after they killed him (and need help hiding the money or cashing it out safe).

Either way, they claim the money was sent to a security box outside the country and – just like in the Inheritance/Next-of-Kin scam – you are promised a good percentage of it if you help out. You are connected to an attorney who has all the details. Thinking that in the end they’ll get hundreds of thousands of dollars, victims don’t mind paying a few in lawyer fees.

How to avoid:

Delete the message. These “lucky” guys have their own friends and families, why would they contact you?

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Keischa

Thanks for sharing!

Ghaddafis

Well, I received an email from scammer David Ablo – tel: (+228)97329355 from Togo, saying that he has access to Ex-Libya president Muhammar El Ghaddafi’s fortune. Apparently worth $40.4M and 500 kilos of gold…LOL… He asked me to connect with agent Dr. Kodjo Soviepe, tel : (+228) 98925095,e-mail: savehandcompany@gmail.com or jpatton@jpatton.net.

Beware of these clowns – don’t believe them!

Donna

I got one from a guy who claims is a soldier. Here:

"I am Staff Sgt. Sean Pabey, An American soldier serving in Afghanistan. I have a proposition for you. Please email me at sgtseanpabey@outlook.com for details."

I got no time to play with him, so feel free to do it for me.

Timus

Heres another..

"Hello,

I am Staff Sgt. Sean Pabey, An American soldier serving in Afghanistan. I have a proposition for you. Please email me at seanpabey01@gmail.com for details.

Thank you,

Sean Pabey"

Have fun!

Kelly

Here is a scam email I just received, coming from "ISAF Deputy Commander", with the subject line: "Soldiers in Afghanistan" Good Day [first part of my email address], It took me time to think properly, before resolving to give you this information because of the state of things here at the moment. I’m General Joseph F. Dunford, ISAF commander and US National contingent commander Afghanistan. You may have seen on the news, the predicament of Gen David Petraeus. This is a very important information, so I do not want you let anybody know about this please. Three weeks ago, I… Read more »

Perry

I just got this scam email from a guys called Frank Dunhill: "My names are Frank Bruce Dunhill, I’m 58 yrs old and a Protocol / Operational officer assigned to the United Nation, a job I have handled for over 13 yrs till date. In my capacity, I am designated to over-see and investigate every operation that is out of line. But Three (3) weeks ago, I took a personal initiative to run a check through the six security vaults, which keeps the custody of most valuable,treasures and delicate items. Four out of the six passed without much interest until… Read more »

Maureen

Needs 2000 to get vacation leave from the UN

Maureen

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