In contrast to a lot of the 419 emails which reach us, this one is written in a good standard of English. It does put on that “official” air that the African crooks like to use, but it is still a scam email just the same.
From: MORGAN PHILLIPS ESQ
Sent: Wed, Jun 2, 2010 11:07 am
Subject: RE:SECOND NOTIFICATION 3/5/2010
Morgan Phillips Esq.
I am in receipt of your response to the notification.
Kindly note that the notice you received has been prompted by the information contained in the WILL of the deceased. I stand to gain nothing in this matter, other than fulfilling the obligations bestowed on me by the late Mr. Richard Moore to ensure that his wishes are carried out as contained in his WILL. The value of the estate bequeathed to you is about $6.750.000,00. The copy of the Will shall be made available to you after an application of claims has been filed at the Bristol probate registry for security reasons.
The Will has to be executed before you can claim the bequest made to you. In order to execute the WILL, I need you to reconfirm your full names, current address, and phone numbers, with which I would process and obtain a probate order from the Probate Registry division of Her Majesty’s Courts Services that will enable you claim your money from the finance institution were it is lodged.
Do get back to me with your details to enable me commence the processing. And do call me for discussions on receipt of this mail.
Morgan Phillips Esq