Monday, June 21, 2010

I am ROBERT KAUFMAN, the Personal Attorney to a Foreign Contractor: SCAM!

I just got this scam email and a friend request on facebook that had by real surname. I'm just posting it here so if people google for it they might find this, since there so far seems to be only one other place on the web which mentioned a similar letter. So if you got a something like this: don't be fooled, it's definitely a scam! I know this would be quite obvious to most people who use email and the internet a lot, but there are a lot of people who don't. So don't kid yourself, real attorney's do not use facebook or email when trying to contact people to find beneficiaries of $5.5M USD, especially not from a "yahoo.com" email account. And real attorney's have a much better grasp of the English language. Trust me, in a case like this you have nothing to gain from even replying. 


Robert says, "Attn: **********

I am ROBERT KAUFMAN, the Personal Attorney to a Foreign Contractor Engr. B. J *********** i. He died along with his
entire family his wife and two children in airplane Boeing 727 ghastly Air-Crash on 25 5 2003 .
Before his death, he had an account with the bank valued at ( 5.5 M USD) at his Bank in Benin here.
I called the Bank Maneger about this matter before contacted you and he
said that i should contact any of this family member before the money can
pay to them as i want.
So that the proceeds of the pâyment of the money to your account number to
your Country so that i will come over there for the sharing of the money.
present Back to me with your contact informations as follow.
1 YOUR NAME:
2 YOUR PHONE NUMBER:
3 YOUR FAX:
4 EMAIL :
I will forward to you all the necessary documents attached.
Email me here:barristerrobertkaufman@yahoo.com
Regards,
Barr. ROBERT KAUFMAN. (Esq.) 
Phone: 00229 99105363.".

18 comments:

  1. Just got an email from robert...

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  2. wow this guy`s family must be huge..i just received it.

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  3. Got this Friend Request and Mail Today.....
    i´ll bet next thing would be that he ask´s for some Money before the 5 Million can be send to a Bank Account ;)))

    Nice Weekend

    Petra

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  4. I received this e-mail today. I was 99% sure it was a scam, but googled it to make sure...AND SURE ENOUGH it is a scam. Thanks for posting it

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  5. Also got a friend request on facebook. Thanks for revealing this, even though it is quite obvious;D

    Don't really feel like loosing 5,5 USD:D

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  6. i got that message too, just, didn't add to my friends, i deleted it from requests. thanks :D

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  7. They are still active... received the same letter via LinkedIn today.

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  8. Received an invite via LinkedIn today

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  9. Yes, got it on Linkedin now. Anyone who knows how to report scams to Linkedin?

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  10. I got an invite via linked in. Here is the link to report a fake account with linked in. Filled it out and sent it in today. Took about 2-3 mins
    https://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/30200/kw/fake+linked+in+account

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  11. Thank you all for sharing this information.
    I've been contacted today by LinkedIn!
    Thanks for the report link :)

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  12. Got the scam linkedin message also today.

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  13. I got a link request from Robert Kaufman just this morning, and as soon as I accepted it, I got the same e-mail as other have, with my own surname after "my late client Engr B. J". I immediately thought "scam", and I'm grateful to have everyone here confirm this. I'll break the link immediately and notify my e-mail provider.

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  14. Same for me - over LinkedIn - Robert Kaufman is active again! - SCAM

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  15. I just received a contact request via Linkedin, thanks everyone for the heads up. I will report as a scam to Linkedin as well.

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  16. Roberts back again

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  17. sure enough I got the email yester day hes along time scammer id love to get his email and bombard his email with viruses lol

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