Help me reverse engineer a scammer!


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Foundation Member
Apr 16, 2014
Got a "lucrative business proposition" through linkedin. Decided to respond via a secure email.

After watching this very funny TED, I'd love to have a crack at it :p

This is what I got... how show I respond ? :D


First, thanks for responding to my message on Linkedin. Please
endeavor to read all the details about this deal carefully. It is
important that you know this much before we proceed hence, I have
taken the time to explain in detail. This is a once in a lifetime deal
for both of us.
I know we are unfamiliar with each other but it takes a day for
us to meet. I would like to propose a legitimate business to you
and please take this seriously. I am proposing a deal that will make
us richer.

I am David Lambert (originally from united kingdom) a Senior
Accountant with Lloyds Bank Worldwide, but presently in the UK
branch doing some account balancing. I have worked here for a little
more than 9 years now and I was the personal accountant to one
of my late client a foreign contractor with Royal Dutch Plc
who has an investment account with my bank. Unfortunately, my client
died along with his nuclear family in France while on sabbatical in
the summer of 2007, may their soul rest in peace. He died without
leaving a Will. Several efforts were made to find his extended family
through his embassy without success.

I received a notice last week to provide the next of kin of my
late client been his accountant or the account risk been
transferred to the government (es-cheat) in 14 days time. I am
contacting you to assist me in repatriating the funds left behind by
my late client.

This claim will be executed without breaching any UK laws and
success is guaranteed if we cooperate on this. The bank will release
the account to you because of my recommendation of you as the next of

I am a very religious man and I cannot lie; I expect the same from
you. I will forward my International Passport when I get your response
so you know this is not a Joke. The amount involved is 7,649,400
Pounds(Seven Million Six Hundred And Forty Nine Thousand Four Hundred
British Pound Sterling); I propose we share the proceeds 50:50, I
think this is fair. I will give you all the necessary information
about this deal when I get your response on my email.

I anticipate your cooperation. Treat this proposal with utmost
confidentially and urgency for a 100% success. Do not take undue
advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, Thanks for your

David Lambert