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Same last name? How about a few million?

8 Feb

I was starting to sweat a little, it seemed the spam well had dried up. THEN, looking in a section of my emails I never venture to I found the treasure trove.

This email is from Barrister Lazarus Okeke. A slightly grim take on the “you can receive huge amounts of inheritance” spam. 

Apparently all you need for inheritance is the same surname. I wish that were true. 
I personally like how I am not even given a title, just called Claxton. It makes me sound like a mercenary.

“What should we do sir?”
“Send in Claxton”…


Dear Claxton ,

I am Barrister Lazarus Okeke ,a solicitor at law, personal attorney to Mr.P.B Claxton ,a national Of your country, who used to work with Shell Development Company in Lome Togo. Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2007, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along Nouvissi express Road.

All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy here to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts to locate his real relatives, I decided to contact you since you have the same last name with my late client. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the fund valued at US$8.5 million left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Security Finance Firm where this huge amount were deposited.

The said Security Finance Company has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have his account confiscated within the next twenty one official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2years now, I seek the consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you have the same last names, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you.

Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and modalities for transfer. I have all necessary information and legal documents needed to back you up for claim.

All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.

I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
I await your respond.

Contact me in my email Address (barrlazarusokeke01@yahoo.com)

barr.Lazarus Okeke,