A reader forwarded me this scam, with the comment that the scammer couldn’t “decide if he’s a thief or Lothario!”

I’d just say that it’s a shame that someone who claims to be a high ranking member of the Bank of Scotland can’t actually speak English properly!

If you really think that anyone is going to send you multi millions of pounds then you really need to think again.  All this scammer wants to do is take money from you by charging you fees.


From: Mr. Stefan Wool.


I am aware that this is certainly an unconventional approach to starting a relationship but I believe knowing each other starts from a step of which I believe I am not making a mistake exposing this very important business deal to you?

Firstly, let me identify myself without any intention of equivocation, I am Mr. Stefan Wool, Financial Expert worked with Scotland Bank here in United Kingdom, I will be happy if we can do business together in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit for us. I have a transaction deal in the tune of £52,954,000.00 {Fifty Two Million Nine Hundred and Fifty Four Thousand British Pounds Sterling} to be transferred to any possible safe account with your good assistance, I have every possibility & advantages for the proceeds of this fund to be paid to your account.

I had discussed this issue privately with the Top Bank Director and he agreed to help and have instructed me to look for a foreigner who can be trusted and capable to handle this transaction so that we can secretly move this money out from UK immediately basing on Investments plans in your Country. I guarantee that this will be executed under a concrete special arrangement that will protect us from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch-free and you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this operation.

Your assistance as a foreigner is necessary because the management of the bank will welcome any foreigner who has correct information to this account which I will give to you immediately, We will start the first transfer with Thirty Two Million {£32,000,000.00}.Upon successful transfer without any disappointment from your side, we shall re-apply for the payment of the remaining balance of {£20, 954,000.00} to your account. I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved to a local person here due to law in United Kingdom.

This money was secretly deposited and placed for an Investment before the late holder died and none of his families or relatives knows about this money, I came across this great fortune during an annual pre-audition. If you can be trusted and capable to handle this business with me in full confidence & trust, please send me the following information for documentation preparation and also give me your word of confidence that we will work as one team and I will get in return what belongs to me after successful transmission this operation :

At the conclusion of this transaction, your total share will be 40% of the total transfer sum,while 60% for me and my partners who is helping in makeing this sucessful.

If you are interested, please forward the following information as below:

{1} Your Name/company’s name and full address:………….
{2} Bank Name:……….
{3} Bank Address………
{4} Account No:…………
{5} Swift Code………….{if any}
{6} Account Holder’s Name: …………
{7} Your telephone Number both Home, Office &
Cell/Mobile and fax Numbers:……..
{8} Your Occupation:………
{9} Your Country:………….
{10} Your ID….

More Information about yourself ETC.

I look forward hearing from you.

Warmest regards
Mr. Stefan Wool.
Financial Expert,
Bank Of Scotland.