Some time or another, it had to happen. I not only receive a whole pile of emails from African crooks each day, now it looks as one of them is using my name in one of the scam emails. Or maybe one of them is just pulling a prank?

The point is, this comment poster “Ahmad” sent in a copy of an email which quotes my name as a barrister (which I am not) to spin his tail.

I reckon he/she/they will have bad luck because I am just too well known on the web. And if anybody searches for my name they will find Crime Online in association with it. They will land here.

The person who posted this is most definitely somewhere in Africa, or  maybe  Mauritius, and not in Saudia Arabia, which he is trying to suggest. So I will have to consider him/her/them as 419 style crook/s, won’t I?

New comment on your post #20 “At last! My very own inheritance e-mail …”
Author : ahmad eissa
E-mail :
URL    :


I apologize for intruding into your privacy, especially by contacting you through this means for a business transaction of this magnitude, but due to its seriousness and urgency it, therefore, became necessary for me to seek for your assistance.I am Barrister Michael Holdcroft, a counsel to late David Wricks, a national of your country Who used to work with shell development company in lome togo, He lost his life in a ghastly motor accident on the 21st of April 2004 together with his wife and their only daughter were involved in a car accident along nouvissi express Road. Before his sudden and mysterious death, he deposited a sum worth (5.5MILLION US dollars) with a bank here in Lome-Togo . I knew this because all the legal proceedings was duly carried out by my humble self. After his death three years ago, I made several approaches to your embassy to help me locate any of his relatives so as to come and stand as the next of kin to my late client in order to have this huge sum transferred in his or her bank account.

But all my effort proved abortive.After several unsuccessful attempts in locating any of his relations and the latest ultimatum given to me by the Bank, mandating me to provide my client’s next of kin within the 4 weeks or I have the money confisticated, which I wouldn’t live to see it happen, hence my decision to contact you so that I can present you as the next of kin to my late client. All I demand from you is your honest co-operation so that this fund {5.5MILLION US dollars} can be transferred into any account of your choice within the shortest time possible.For your assistance and co-operation, I have decided to have the money shared as follows; 40% for you, 60% for me.

What I introduced to you might be a smack of an unethical practice but this is a once in a life time opportunity that is capable of making things better for us and moreover, if I fail to present my late client’s next of kin in couple of weeks, the truth is that this money would not be taken by the government or by some greedy officials of the bank and I would not fold my arms and watch this happen hence my decision to contact you. I also want to use this medium to assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free and my position as the counsel to the late depositor of the fund, it has been legally planned to avoid any hitch or breach of law. Every information that will back you up as the next of kin to my late client shall be given to you as soon as I have your consent.
I look forward to receiving your positive response soonest.Reply via my private email:
Barrister Michael Holdcroft.

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4 Responses to “Michael Holdcroft is doing a 419 scam”

  1. AJ Ducardus

    Good Day To You,

    Before I commence I would like to introduce my humble self to you, am
    Dr.Andrew James by name, agent of an International Remittance/Foreign
    Operations in Benin Republic, the one in charge of your fund.

    We are to notify you that your over due inheritance fund has been
    gazetted to be released, which is the sum of ( $5.7 million Us Dollars)
    to your nominated bank, we are sorry for the late communication.

    Meanwhile a lady came to our office few days ago with a letter,
    claiming to be your true representative, here are her information
    below of which she asked us to make the transfer of your behalf

    Name: Orrin L. Potash
    Address Line 1: 70 Charles River Rd.
    Address Line 2: Apt. A
    City: Walt ham
    State: MA
    Zip code: 02453
    Bank Name: Bank of America
    Account Number: 9454430049
    Routing Number: 011000138
    Driver’s Licence No: s59224985
    DOB: 06-03-45

    Please do confirm to this office, as a matter of urgency if this lady
    is from you so that the management of this office will not be held
    responsible for paying your funds into a wrong bank account, with the
    office director, to handle and transfer all foreign inheritance funds
    this second quarter payment of the year.

    However, we shall proceed to issue all payments details to Orrin L.
    Potash , if we do not hear from you within the next seven. working
    days from today on. Get back to us as soon as you get these message.

    Please contact us via email

    Send my warm regards to your friends and family and i pray that God
    will give you the wisdom to make use of the funds wisely and judiciously.

    Best Regard,
    Dr. Andrew James

    International Remittance/Foreign Operations

  2. AJ Ducardus

    I am a men and live in The Netherland thats dutch
    I get this mail belowe i get a lot of them what can i do about it

    best regards Duc Ducardus

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