Fakes and Scams

Dear Scott McFarland,

I am Barrister Christopher Samuels, personal attorney to Mr. W. M. McFarland, a national of your country who worked for Shell Development Co. in Lome, Togo, and who was a major shareholder in the International Cement Co., Lome (hereinafter referred to as my client), and I am contacting you because on 21 October 2002, my client, his wife and their only daughter were killed in a car accident along Nouvissi express Road while on holiday to Karra, and as his lawyer I must inform you, firstly, that all necessary funeral arrangements were made, and secondly, that I have made many enquiries to the Swedish embassy (and others) to locate my client's blood relations, and that, since my search has proved futile, and since I have located you by tracking my client's name over the Internet, it is now my duty to inform you, whether or not you are a blood relation of my client, on account of your having the same surname as my client, that my client left behind the sum of Ten Million Dollars (US$10,000,000) in a Bank, and that your assistance is needed to repatriate this fund before the dormant account is declared unserviceable and is confiscated, as the Bank has issued a notice to provide the next of kin in the next twenty-one days and I must obtain your consent in order to present you as the next of kin.

I have this obsession that if the Bank confiscates these monies it might not be put into proper and useful ventures to benefit the poor masses of this world.

Best regards.
CHRISTOPHER SAMUELS.

 

- Scott McFarland