Mar 1, 2010

Malaysia Bank Scam

Recently, Whistle Blowers Press Agency was contacted by a respectable businessman, who as a result of a "scam", has a bank balance £55,000 lighter than it was in September 2008.

Following reciept of an email from an overseas "lawyer" the man in question was informed that as the result of an unknown Aunt passing away, he was the beneficiary of a large sum of money ($4.2million).

The subject of the scam made copious enquiries within the UK and Malaysia and was reasonably satisfied there was a "blood line" to connect him to the deceased woman.  He made telephone contact with the Malaysian "lawyer", completed a sworn affidavit and spent three days with the "legal team" in Malaysia.  On the strict understanding his inheritance could not be released until he paid outstanding taxes, duty and insurance premiums he paid in excess of £55,000 to the "lawyer".

Needless to say on receipt of the cash, the "lawyer" disappeared and the $4.2 million inheritance was not forthcoming.

What makes this scam different is that the man in question made thorough enquiries to establish the bona fides of the lawyer and ostensibly, he could claim a connection to the deceased aunt.

We are preparing a feature on this and other scams and would like to hear from you if you or someone you know, have been the subject of a similar event.

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