Todays Scam #1

Mr Kanani sent me this rtf document to my word email the other day.  RTFs are typicaly not host for malicious files so I didn’t mind opening it up.  Who uses aol anyway?  Here was the original message;

-----Original Message-----
From: John Kanani [mailto:mrjohnkanani3@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2012 4:18 AM
Subject: Dear Munoz

Dear Munoz

I would like to seek your help in a business proposal , which although is sensitive by nature and not what I should discuss with someone I don't know and have not met using a medium such as this but I do not have a choice.

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Best regards,

John Kanani

and the RTF included: (DEAR MUNOZ.RTF)

Dear Munoz

I would like to seek your help in a business proposal , which although is sensitive by nature which is not what I should discuss with someone I don’t know and not met using a medium such as this but I do not have a choice .

I am Mr. John Kanani, I was the client service manager of the bank where late Dr. Edward Munoz. left behind a large sum of money, he died of a cardiac arrest a few years ago leaving behind a large sum of money with a commercial bank in the Island of Seychelles which is a tax free zone, a place where plenty of rich people tend to hide away funds not ready to be used or invested. I will not mention the amount of money which runs into several millions in United States Dollars and the name of bank presently until we have agreed to deal. I trust you will understand the need for such precautions.

So far, valuable efforts has been made to get to his people but to no avail, as he had no known relatives he left his next of kin column in his account opening forms blank. Due to this development the bank has been expecting someone to come forward as a close relative to claim the funds otherwise as the Seychelles national laws would have it, any dormant account for five years will be declared unclaimed and then paid into the government purse.

To avert this negative development I and my colleagues have decided to look for a reputable person to act as the next of kin to late Dr. Edward Munoz. So that the funds could be processed and released into any account provided by the person, which is where you come in. We shall make arrangements with a qualified and a reliable attorney to represent you locally to avoid any inconvenience of you coming down to claim the funds.

All legal documents to aid your claim for this fund and to prove your relationship with the deceased will be provided by us. Your help will be appreciated with 30% of the total sum which I would disclose in my next email Please accept my apologies and keep my confidence and disregard this letter if you do not appreciate this proposition i have offered you.

I wait anxiously for your response.

Yours Faithfully,

John Kanani

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Todays Scam #1”

  1. Claudia May 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I got the same one….

  2. Jen May 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I received the same message on my work email. I found it in my spam folder dated November 2011. What a FRAUD!

  3. rene May 25, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I got the same one… SCAM!!!!!

  4. Margaret June 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Got the e-mail also today.

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