They will tell you that they are the only ones that know about the money and they want to pass you off as their client's next of kin and will share the money with you.
Sometimes in the initial email they will state "you bear the same name as my client" to try and make themselves sound more believable.
Once they think you believe their story, they will introduce you to the bank, lawyer or accountant.
Search 419 Scam Emails There are so many scams going on right this minute that I could spend a year spelling each and every one of them out. In these kinds of scams, the scammers are promising to share a huge amount of money with you, a complete stranger.
The most dominant scam on the internet is what is known as the "419" or the "Nigerian" scam (because it mostly comes out of Nigeria, but not always). They will give you some kind of story of where the money came from and after they think they have you, they will introduce additional scammers to pose as lawyers, banks or who knows.
Then the bank or attorney will tell you that there are fees associated with all of this work, but that they will send you the millions within hours of receiving the fees.
Usually, these scammers will pretend to be a banker, auditor, business partner or even a lawyer that has a dead client who left millions of dollars in a bank account somewhere.
4) NEVER send money to someone you don't know, especially if they ask you to send the money to another person in another country (Africa should sound the alarm! Account Manager/Foreign Operating Director [email protected] Ali Ibrahim [email protected] Wilson Head of Operations Barclays Bank Plc [email protected][email protected] David Adams [email protected]@Dr. [email protected] Lagu and/or George Gina Lagu [email protected] Thompson Rosary [email protected]@229-99815445Dr. Usman Hassan Chairman Payment Verification Panel Alternative [email protected]@Mr. Fred Williams Managing Director United Bank for Africa [email protected]@Solomon Johnson [email protected][email protected] Patrick Berger and/or Berger Patrick [email protected] Mannasse and/or Gerard L.