Financial Identity Theft from Cyber Scams for Solicitor Training

October 22, 2013 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

Financial identity theft from cyber scams is such a growth industry that finance scams & countering financial terrorism is finding itself on the curriculum of many solicitor training programmes.

Even local solicitors are dealing with clients targeted by a financial scam.

In his sales training for solicitors classes for law firms, the Law Guru places heavy emphasis on countering the threats of identity theft from the Nigerian cyber scams.

Identity TheftThe following 3 case files are live cyber scams case studies which landed in the in tray of the Law Guru. Given the rapid rise in the number of financial scam perpetrators, and that online finance scams are such a massive growth industry which fuels financial terrorism, local solicitors need to understand this dangerous crime.

In order to aid sales training for solicitors I have included the following case studies exactly as they were written. I make no apologies for any spelling mistakes, grammatical errors or religious and emotional ramblings included in the scams.

All of these cyber scams are built on the premise of appealing to your greed gene. Never respond to any of these cyber scams.

Law Guru Solicitor Training Financial Identity Theft & Cyber Scams # 1

Zimbabwe – Ghana – Africa
Metallic Trunk Box $7.5 million United States Dollars Scam

Hello Mr.??????,

This message might meet you in utmost surprise; however, its our urgent need for a foreign partner that made me to contact you. And I pray that our decision to contact you will be given genuine approval, considering the facts that we have not known each other before.

My name is Desmond Nkomo, I am a Zimbabwean by nationality. Presently I live in Ghana with my mother due to the present political crisis in my country that took the live of my father who was a Politician in my beloved country Zimbabwe. I write to inform you of my desire to complete my Study, Invest and to buy a Living house in your country.

We have One Metallic Trunk Box that is presently in United Kingdom supposed to be delivered to our foreign partner (Mr. Michael Foster) beneficiary, but due to some misunderstanding, we have to call the Diplomat to stop the delivery.

Our former beneficiary came to Ghana to meet and discuss with the security company where the box where deposited and ask the company to deliver the box to him in United Kingdom. As at when he came to Ghana to meet with the company, we where allowed to inspect the truck box and at the time of inspection, we collected from the box, money to pay for insurance, Anti-Terrorist and Drug Certificate and custom charges and also for the shipment of the trunk box to the United Kingdom or any part of the world.

We told Mr. Michael Foster we will give him 25% percent of the total amount of $7.5 million United States Dollars in the trunk box, which he agreed but when the boxes gets to Heathrow International Airport in London UK, he called my mother that if he receives the consignments, we have to split the fund equally, so he will have to take 50% of the funds, my mother refused and ask the shipping company to stop the delivery to him.

This is why we came to you. Please, help us to receive the truck box, so that my mother and I can come and live with you so that I can continue my studies and my mother can invest our share in your country. Now the trunk box is there in the United Kingdom. Please get back to me so that I can send you the name and telephone number of the diplomat there in the London UK.

Before the diplomat left Africa, the delivery of my consignment box has been paid for to any part of the world. If you are ready to accept my delivery, I will instruct the Diplomat to make the delivery for you. What I will need from you, is to send me the full detail of your address of delivery and your direct phone number for easy communication. So that I can instruct the diplomat to commence the delivery to you.

Awaiting for your urgent reply to
1. Your Full Name.
2. Full residential address.
3 Phone And Fax Number.
4. Occupation.
5. Age
6. Bank details

Thank you very much and may the Almighty God bless you.

Desmond Nkomo.

Law Guru Solicitor Training Financial Identity Theft & Cyber Scams # 2

Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire – Africa
$4 Million Dollar Scam
From Mrs Julien Raymond

Greeting to you in the name of our Lord,

I am the above named person from Kuwait I am married to Mr.Raymond mattin who is an Oil Consultant/Contractor with the Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire National Petrolum Corpration Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2007,We were married for eleven years without a child.

He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christian and we worship in glourious chapel church of God. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.

When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $4 Million (Four million U.S. dollars) in the bank here in Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire Presently,the fund is in the bank Recently, my Doctor told me that i have serious sickness which is cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness but I pray to God to heal me so that I will be alive and see his work done as my late husband instructed me.

Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to any capable person that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein,I want some body that will use this fund for orphanages widows,propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained,

I took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I dont want my husband efforts to be used by unbelievers,I dont want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way,This is why I am taking this decision,I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going,I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord.

Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace I dont need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband relatives around me always,I dont want them to know about this development, With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank .and the contact of my doctor.

I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard.My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian and whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth.
Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for another person or individual for this same purpose.Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein.

Hoping to receive your reply for more details and pls always put me in your daliy prayer so that our good God will heal me from my sickness.

  1. Your Full Name.
  2. Full residential address.
    3 Phone And Fax Number.
  3. Occupation.
  4. Age
  5. Bank details

Remain blessed in the Lord. Yours sister in Christ, Mrs Julien Raymond

Law Guru Solicitor Training Financial Identity Theft & Cyber Scams # 3

Burkina Faso – Africa
Business Proposal $34.Million Scam
From Mr lucky adams Burkina Faso
Dear Friend.

This Message Might Meet You In Utmost Surprise. However, It’s Just My Urgent Need For Foreign Partner That Made Me To Contact You For This Transaction. I Am A Banker By Profession
From Burkina Faso In West Africa And Currently Holding The Post Of Foreign Remittance Manager In Our Bank.

I Have The Opportunity Of Transferring The Left Over Funds ($34.Million) Of One Of My Bank Clients Who Died Along With His Entire Family In Kenya Plane Crash 2003.

Hence, I Am Inviting You For A Business Deal, This Money Can Be Shared Between Us 50/40 / 10% For Any income expenses that will come , if You Agree To My Business Proposal.

Further Details Of The Transfer Will Be Forwarded To You as I ReceiveYour Return Mail.

Have A Great Day.

Mr lucky adams

  1. Full Name
  2. Your Telephone Number
  3. Your Contact Address.
  4. Your photo
    Your urgent response will be highly anticipated and appreciated.

Best regards,
Mr Ali Sulaman.

Security Tip: Delete these types of e-mails and never respond to any of them.

Summary:

Financial identity theft from cyber scams is such a growth industry that finance scams & countering financial terrorism is finding itself on the curriculum of many solicitor training programmes.
Even local solicitors are dealing with clients targeted by a financial scam. In his sales training for solicitors classes for law firms, the Law Guru places heavy emphasis on countering the threats of identity theft from the Nigerian cyber scams.

Dr. Mark D. Yates

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