The "FULBRIGHT & Jaworski International LLP" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

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The FULBRIGHT and Jaworski International LLP Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

A "FULBRIGHT & Jaworski International LLP" Advance-Fee Scam

From: "hugoch@gmx.com" <hugoch@gmx.com>

Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 11:09:07 AM GMT+2

Subject: Ref: Information About Your Family Tree – Final Notice!

Ref: Information About Your Family Tree – Final Notice!

This is our second but final attempt to reach you in view of this subject matter.

When someone dies without leaving a will and there’s no known relative to inherit, the government receives the money. Unless, a previously unknown distant relative; a descendant from the same ancestor is found within a limited time frame at the discretion of the treasury department to claim the inheritance as laid out in section 46 of the Administration of Estates Act of 1925

As stated in our previous letter, we are legally empowered to track and reunite unclaimed funds with distant relatives of people who have died without making a will or known next of kin and after an extensive genealogical research effort, we have traced a dormant termed deposit bank account with your family name and the account has a substantial amount of money on it now tagged “unclaimed funds” which you are legally entitled to. The bank is compelled by the laws to hand over the funds (as unclaimed funds) to the government if no claim is made immediately. Apparently, the funds belongs to one of your family members who reportedly died intestate some years ago leaving behind a substantial amount of money in the bank account unattended.

The money is yours (or your family’s), not the bank’s nor the Government’s. It’s legally yours on positive proof of your identity being a distant relative of the deceased on forth degree (“statutory legacies”), a descendant from the same ancestor before the bank is compelled by law to hand the money to the government.

Important Note: we have been retained by the bank to administer the estate and reunite you with the dormant account because you have been identified and located as the only suitable heir apparent to the estate with the same last name and our initial consultation is free, yes, it’s free but we will charge a contingency fee of 5% of any sum recovered from the bank. Which means you will not pay us a cent unless we recover money for you and you owe it to yourself and your family at least to explore this rare life changing opportunity.

It might interest you to know that every year thousands of people (especially foreigners) die without leaving a will or known next of kin thereby forfeiting so much money to the government as unclaimed estate. There is a time limit at the discretion of the Treasury Department when claiming such inheritance hence the need to act swiftly to reconcile this account.

In a recent news report, “there is currently more than $30 billion in unclaimed money and with the total of unclaimed money rising faster than people claiming, it is projected that in the year 2020 there could be as much as $40 billion of unclaimed money. Aging population is adding more significantly to this number”. This is what prompted us to locate you and legally empower you to claim the estate before it becomes too late.

In compliance with standard requirements of the federal disclosure and privacy laws which prohibit us from revealing certain privileged information without due process, we intentionally left out certain information which we deemed proprietary at this point and to enable us double-check our record and ensure that you are indeed the addressee of this letter, we need you to reconfirm your information by providing us with your full names (no initial please); your date of birth; your current occupation; contact address and your telephone/fax numbers. Once we reconfirm your information and endorse same appropriately, we shall provide you with all the privileged information/legal documents relating to the deceased customer and his term-deposit account and also will give you guidelines on how we intend to realise this goal without the breach of the law.

We would respectfully request that you treat the content of this letter as privileged and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this correspondence.

Thank you

Waiting for your reply.

Yours Sincerely

Ms Lista M. Cannon

FULBRIGHT & Jaworski International LLP

•85 Fleet Street • London EC4Y 1AE

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The "FULBRIGHT & Jaworski International LLP" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers