Now that’s what I call profiling

In my inbox today, I received the following email. Now, I didn’t want to leap to any conclusions, so with my heart pounding and my brow furrowed I read right to the end.

Attorney James Obby
85 rue du lome,
Togo West Africa.
Telephone: +228-909-6319

Dear Daniel Walmsley,

I am contacting you for the claim of your late uncle fund that was deposited with the Eco  bank. I must solicit your confidence in this claim,this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top Secret.Though I know that contact of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried,but I am assuring you that all will be well since i know everything about your late uncle fund. I have decided to contact you due to the urgency of this matter.

Let me start by introducing myself properly to you.I am Barrister James Obby the Attorney to your late uncle Engr.J.C Walmsley(Snr)an oil Merchant with the Federal Government of lome-togo,until his death some years ago in Kenya Air Bus (A310-300)Flight KQ430,Banked with ECO BANK,lome-togo and had a closing balance as at the end of September, 2001 worth US$8,000,000.00( Eight Million United States Dollars).The bank now expects the Next of Kin to come forward as Beneficiary.Efforts have been made by the Eco Bank of lome-togo to get in touch with any of the Deceased Family or Relatives,but they have met with no success.

As the deceased being a foreigner,that was why i decided to contact you so that you can put claim on this. Now the management under the influence of the bank Chairman and Members of the Board of directors,that arrangement has been made for the fund to be declared Unclaimed In order to avert this negative development, it is my duty to contact you since your name was listed as the next of kin to his properties.

All documents and proof to enable you get this fund will be carefully worked out by me for this claim.I have secured from the probate an order of Mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries,and more so i am assuring you that this claim is 100% risk free.Now it is left for you deceide on what you will give as my percentage for assisting you in this claim.

Yours Sincerely,
Obby. Esq.

What can you possibly say to something like that? Methinks, only one thing:



2 thoughts on “Now that’s what I call profiling

  1. Steve Gladu

    My uncle died too!! He also has the same attorney and 8 million dollars!! What puzzled me is that he mentioned my “uncles” wife and kids, and the fact that he’s a “snr”. Now why doesn’t he just let them have that inheritance??
    Oh well thanks for clearing it all up for me. Good think I didn’t buy that ticket to Africa!
    Steve G.


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