Beware of scams offering you money
4:00pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in Latest News
I want to share with you parts of an e-mail which arrived for me this week: “I am a banker working with Barclays Bank here in UAE. In 2007, one Mr Khan, whose surname is same as yours, made a fixed deposit for 36 months, valued at $26,700,000 with my bank.
The maturity date for this was September 27, 2010.
Sadly Mr Khan was among the death victims in the September 2009 earthquake in Indonesia. Therefore, I am seeking your co-operation to present you as the one to benefit from his fund. If you concur with this proposal, I intend for you to retain 40 per cent of the funds while 60 per cent shall be for me. Azar Makram, Barclays Bank of Dubai.”
I don’t believe that there is 40 per cent of almost $27m waiting for me. Doubtless any contact will lead to a sudden need for money in order to redeem this fictional cash.
Therefore I’ve taken the very difficult decision not to respond.
I’ve also passed this on to Barclays Bank.