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Scam Letter Received

Sometime in November of 2011 I received a letter telling me I had essentially inherited $5.4 Million Dollars. Of course this letter is bogus. Just so people won’t be taken in by this scam I have reproduced the copy of the letter below. Also the exact letter and letterhead are on the next page.

Richard Roocroft.

December 2011

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Solicitors, Legal Consultants

Calle de Malaga 65,28003 Madrid-Spain

Tel: +34 (603)311 219, Fax:+34(911)820 379

E-mail Address: gregoverby&

OUR REF: VA/ESQ/SLC/894/11/11

FECHA: 17/11/2011

Richard Roocroft

[address dedacted]

Dear Roocroft,

Do permit me to introduce myself briefly; I am Creg Overby of the VOKINTAG ASSOCIATES MADRID, SPAIN. Actually, I got your contact information through the Canadian public records while searching for a last name similar to my late client a business magnate by name Mr. Williams Roocroft who lived in Spain for Ninteen years; he died along with his family during the Atlantic Hurricane Katrina which occurred in August 2005. Do not be amazed by this letter. I am contacting you based on Trust and confidentiality that will be attached to this transaction.

Prior to my explaining further, I must first make an apology for this unsolicided mail to you. I am conscious that this is certainly not a predictable way of approach to foster a relationship of trust but because of the circumstances and urgency surrounding this claim I decided to reach you via this media to join me to put claims on this vault before it is seized or confiscated by the authorities. Before the catastrophe; He deposited Consignment/Vault containing the sum of $11.4M (ELEVEN MILLION, FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) with a Finance/Safe Keeping company here in Spain and he did not disclose the exact content of deposited diplomatic box to the treasure house as cash but Personal valuables for security and personal reasons.

As the attorney to the late Mr. Williams Roocroft, the Finance/Safe Keeping has mandated to me to present a member of his family (heir/inheritor) to make Claims or the vault will be confiscated and taken to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security as unclaimed, I was given an ultimatum to look for some relative to come for the claim or have the Vault liquidated and made unserviceable in accordance with the existing laws "ATTICUL 104B".

After preliminary efforts of search for a direct family member which came to no avail, I decided to contact you, my suggestion to you is that I will like to present you as the beneficiary to this vault, I know you may not be anyway related to my late client but having a common surname with him is a possibility that the vault will be released to yu. I can guarantee that if you are willing and interested I will put in place all necessary modality in accordance with the Law to legally present you as the true Next of Kin and true beneficiary.

This transaction is 100% risk free as I have worked out all modalities to complete the operation effectively. Once the diplomatic consignment is released to you, we shall divide the content in the ratio of 45% for you, and 55% for me as our benefit. Each ($5.2 Million for you) and ($6.2 Million for me), Kindly indicate your interest to this letter either via any of my email provided or you can call or send me a fax for further clarification. Endeavour to get back to me whether or not you are willing to collaborate with me or not So that I can further my search for another partner.

I wait for your quick response.

Kindest Regards

Barrister Creg Overby

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Scam Letter - Actual Letter