Check Scams, Debt Collection scams and other financial scams.
#384681 by alexguzmanjr Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:09 pm
They send you an email saying they are the executive at some bank. CAREFUL, if you research them online, you'll find them, they're real people. The scammers steal their personality and contact you on their behalf.

Is a pleasure to connect with you via this means,

I'm Dame Katherine Mary Barker, ' Non-Executive Director of Yorkshire Building Society' I have carefully looked into your LinkedIn profile, and which to inform you that you fit-in into a lucrative project, with respect to your genealogy and Country. Kindly get back to me for more details of the project, for you to review if you can handled it.

Sincerely yours,
Ms.Dame Katharine Mary Barker


They might change the story, but essentially, the fraud is the same. They then keep going:

Thanks for your swift response. I will formally introduce myself to you I'm Ms. Dame Katharine Mary Barker. DBE, CBE. I have over 30 years' experience as a top level Government and business economist with broad-ranging knowledge of monetary and public policy and the financial services sector. I am the Chairman of Governors of the Anglia Ruskin University and also the Chairman of Trustees for the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme. I served as a Non-Executive Director of Yorkshire Building Society since November 5, 2010 until April 25, 2017. I’m sorry to have encroached into your privacy in this manner.

So I would expect you to know that a lady of my status will not just be out here to waste your precious time, because it will be unprofessional, hence I have the sole conviction that this opportunity I am about to give to you is a life time one. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and also respect the integrity of the information that you are coming across as a result of this mail. I contacted you privately and as such no one is aware of this communication thus the reason why I want us to communicate strictly via our private email.

The process in accomplishing this deal is legitimate and the deal is approximately risk free as risk management has been put in place. Meanwhile be free to ask me any question if you are not clear after you might have gone through the proposal because it's the most likely way we can establish the trust required to be partners on this deal. However without delays; I will immediately proceed with the details of the proposal as said in my introductory Email and I hope you keep this confidential.

I am contacting you concerning an abandoned sum of $17,500,000.00 USD. In June 2008 A customer called Richard Guzman came to our bank for business discussions and investment, as the officer in charge of his transaction then, I encouraged him to consider various growth of funds with prime ratings. Then he invested Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only. Based on my advice, we were able to spin the initial deposit with profit and interest to 17.5 million U.S Dollars. After few months; my bank (Yorkshire Bank) sent several notice to him without response and unfortunately, my client died in Syrian civil war along with his nuclear family in Syria while on sabbatical in the summer of 2011, may their soul rest in peace. He died without leaving a Will and several efforts were made to find his extended family through your embassy without success. Because of the sensitive nature of private banking, most customers do not nominate next of kin in their investment neither do they leave their WILL in our care, in this case; our now deceased client died in-testate.

It is quite clear now that our dear client died with no known or identifiable family member. According to practice, the Private banking sector will by the end of this year broadcast a request for statement of claim to Yorkshire Bank, failing to receive viable claims they will probably revert the deposit to the Management of Yorkshire Bank This will result the money entering the Yorkshire Bank accounting system and the portfolio will be out of my hands and out of the private banking division. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration of Twelve {12} years the funds will revert to the ownership of the British Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.

Now, I am prepared to give the necessary details to you as the closest surviving relation of our deceased customer (Richard Guzman). I am also proposing that after a successful execution of the business deal, the funds will be shared in the ratio 40/60. You will get 40% and I will be entitled to 60% as the initiator of the deal. You know that I must have done my home work already before contacting you. Although the project is capital intensive, I know I will be able to pull it through following proper banking and legal channels with your assistance at your end. I will tidy up the legal aspect with the assistance of a lawyer who will prepare all the documents that will be needed to transfer the money from London to your country. Once more, I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail and forget I ever contacted you, I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive; do not destroy my career. An opportunity like this only comes once in a lifetime. I am a family woman and this is an opportunity for me to give my family the best in life. I would want you to think about this and let me know your decision. If you give me a positive response, I will give you the relevant INFORMATION for the successful transfer of these funds and we both enjoy it in peace.

I will give you all the necessary information about this deal when I get your positive response. I am contacting you to assist me because you have same surname/last name with my late client. 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.

If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion. I wish to inform you that you should not contact me via official channels because our calls are being monitored at the bank.

Yours sincerely,

Ms.Dame Katharine Mary Barker


Again, if you research this lady she's real, but she's not the one you're talking to. Be careful. I wish the real people would know that scammers are stealing their personalities.

They use the following emails:

[email protected]

[email protected] (the banker)

[email protected] (the lawyer)

I must say they nearly got me. They never asked for money until the very end, after about 20 emails, and it was to pay for the lawyer to start the process to transfer the funds to my account. The "lawyer" even called me and had an Indian accent, when, supposedly, I was speaking with a British attorney.
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