“Barrister Mark Ferguson” appears to be a student or member of staff of a school. This is his email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Often I assume that the scammer has hacked someone’s legitimate email address, but the “barr” in this one is too much of a coincidence. Whoever he or she really is, it’s clear that study of the English legal system isn’t on this school’s curriculum (why should it be, they’re Portuguese). “Barristers” don’t work from “Chambers and Advocates” they work from chambers. The big giveaway his claim to be a “personal attorney”. That’s a US term.
Ignore this idiot. He’s after your money. Hopefully his school will find out what is happening and his punishment will be swift.
>From : Barrister Mark Ferguson
Chambers & Advocates
Address: 60 Bays water Road
London W2 3PS , United Kingdom
I am sorry for contacting you through this medium without a previous notice;
I had to use email because it is an official and more confidential way of
making contact with people around the world. My names are Mark Ferguson a
fifty three (53) years old Attorney in practice here in London. I had a
client by name Michelangelo Manini who is an Italian and producer of
electronic gates based in Italy who died on March 17 2012 at the age of 50.
Prior to the Death of my Late Client, He secured a contract of 22,500,000.00
million Pounds from the British Airways, following which he received a 30%
mobilization fee of 6,750,000.00 Million Pounds and successfully executed the
contract, but the balance of 15,750,000.00 Million Pounds contract payment
was in the Process of being transferred into My Late Client’s Account with
BARCLAY`S BANK London which he submitted to the British Airways before he
lost his life in the incidence.
Just one weeks after this sudden Death, The British Airways effected the
transfer of the balance of his Contract Funds into the Account that My Late
Client has on his file with them. As one of his personal attorney here in
London United Kingdom after his death I have been officially notified and
instructed by the BARCLAY`S BANK London where the money is currently
deposited that I should provide and forward the particulars of Mr.
Michelangelo next of kin so that the Funds in his Account can be remitted
into his Next of Kin’s Account in accordance with British Laws. However, as
the personal attorney and close confident of late Mr. Michelangelo, I want
you to know that my late Client died interstate, He died without leaving a
next of kin for this particular will stated, we are to transfer this funds
from the BARCLAY`S BANK London as soon as possible before Andrea Moschetti,
the lawyer appointed by the Catholic Church could discover about this will.
Therefore I am seeking for your consent to present you as the deceased next
of kin and subsequently the beneficiary of the fund so that the proceed of
this account valued at 15,750,000.00 Million Pounds can be paid to you for
subsequent disbursement between you and I.If you can cooperate with me and
receive these funds as next of kin to late Mr. Michelangelo Manini, Confirm
your interest by contacting me through my confidential email above. I can
assure you that the deal is 100% risk free because I am in possession of the
deceased personal file which contains all information which I shall use to
prove your relationship with the deceased therefore the money will be paid
into the account of whomever I present as LATE Mr. Michelangelo Manini Next
of kin with proofs that I will present to the bank when needed, we would both
share in ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you, am giving you 40% from the
total funds due to it matter of urgency.
When I receive a positive response and after proper discussion with you, I
will furnish you all relevant information that will facilitate the release of
the Funds to you. An Application will have to be filed to the Bank for
processing of the release of the Funds into your nominated Bank account
anywhere in the world. please kindly send to me your full name,address,
mobile number and fax for easy communication and do reply me through my
private email address:( email@example.com )for more
information’s. Hope to hear from you through the above e-mail address.Your
prompt response is highly imperative.
Barrister Mark Ferguson