Barrister De Andrade starts his email with a suitably seasonal exhaltation “Glory be to God”. He has £4m, which he wants to share with me as I have the same surname as his late client. Allegedly.
Have you noticed the latest trend amongst the scammers is to assume the title of Barrister? Do you get the feeling I don’t believe the learned gentleman? In case you’re in any doubt – I don’t believe him. And neither should you. He’s a scammer. He doesn’t want to give you money. He wants to get his hands on your money by way of advance fees. Just delete the email and don’t reply.
Glory be to God for this great opportunity. Having gone through your name
on the internet, I wish to notify you that I am seeking your consent to
nominate you as a beneficiary to the estate of my late client (who had
the same surname with you) My name is Barrister Dennis Adams De Andrade
Representing Adams & Associates, a Legal Firm in Nigeria. The value of
the estate including insurance entitlements to be paid is 4.000.000.00.
Million Great British Pounds) in the intent of the deceased. (Notice of
the Four Million Great British Pounds GBP has just been brought to our
Upon our mutual agreement between me and you I will present you to the
Probate as the new beneficiary to the inheritance since there is no
written will. Note that we can do this because of the surname identity.
I will provide the necessary services so to secure the release of the
money in your name as the next of kin to my late client from the Finance
All the papers will be processed in your name and upon your acceptance of
this proposal, I will request that you kindly forward to us your letter of
acceptance, your current, 1, Telephone number. 2, your full complete name
3, Address and a forwarding address to enable me file necessary documents
at our high court probate division for the release of this sum of money.
Note that this is a high priority project and should be treated as such.
all you have to is o send those information that is required of you so
that you will be entitled to a partnership status if I am able to reach
terms with you. Reply to my regular email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrister Dennis Adams.