As with many things in life, scammers will stoop to any low level to get money from you, here is a scam we had reported to us that involves the MH370/MAS370 aircraft which crashed in the southern Indian Ocean on March 8th 2014 .
As with any scam, do not respond to the e-mail. The aim of this scam is to get you to make an initial payment.
The details of the e-mail are as follows :-
I am sure this mail would be coming to you as a surprise since we have
never met before and you would also be asking why I have decided to choose
you among the numerous Internet users in the world. The Internet has made
the world a global village where you can reach anybody you have not met
before. Before I go further, permit me to give you a little of my
biography. I am Mother Elizabeth Jenny Burrows, 83 years old businesswoman
based in The United Kingdom. I’m the mother of Rodney Burrows who he and
his wife were victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight (MH370/MAS370) which
crashed in the southern Indian Ocean on March 8, 2014 on its way from
Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International
Airport killing all aboard. Rodney Burrows and his wife are number 8 and 9
on the list…Please visit the site below for the list of victims:
MH370 Passenger Manifest
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 Passenger Manifest
Rodney was my only son and after the tragic death of my husband in 1982, I
became the Head of his investment and now that I am old and weak I have
decided to spend the rest of my life with my family and loved ones whom I
never had time for during the course of my business life, but before the
death of my husband we had plans to use the last days of our lives to
donate half of what we have worked for to the less privilege and charity
homes and the other half for ourselves, family members and close friends.
Unfortunately my husband is not alive today to do this with me and I am
very weak and old now, hence I have decided to do this philanthropic work
on his behalf.
Presently, I have willed out almost half of our assets to several charity
homes and to some of the less privilege in different Countries. Despite
the agreement between my late husband and I to give aid to the deprived,
we also agreed to render support to an individual we have not met before
in life due to the fact when we were still young in life we receive an
anonymous help from an individual we did not know and still haven’t being
able to him know him till date. The impact we got from such gesture made
us agree to do the same. So I’m sorry to inform you that you will never
have the chance to know me because I have just concluded the assignment
which my husband and I have agreed upon before his tragic death and you
happened to be the beneficiary of our last WILL, irrespective of your
previous financial status, hence I need you to do me a favor by accepting
our offer that will cost you nothing. I have presently deposited a check
in the sum of £4,800,000.00 with a Courier Service outlet in the United
Kingdom to deliver to you. What you have to do now is to contact the Royal
Mail Delivery Services below to know how and when they can deliver your
package to you because of the check’s expiry date.
For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance
Premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Check to show that it is not
for an illegitimate purpose or to sponsor terrorism in your Country. You
have to contact the Postal Service Store for the delivery of your Check
with this information bellow;
The Royal Mail Delivery Services
Contact Person: Mr. Steve G. Murray
Email: [email protected]
Again, you are not to pay for the delivering Charge, the Insurance premium
and the Clearance Certificate Fee of the Check because I have already paid
for them, the only money you are expected to pay is £80 for the security
keeping of the check so far. I would have paid the fee but the company
insisted that I should not because they don’t know when you will be
contacting them and to avoid demur rage or further cost. You are to
reconfirm the below information to them to avoid any mistake on the
Direct telephone number:
Security Keeping Code:
This is the security keeping code: (BB568191109GB) of your check, you are
to send it to them for verification before delivery. Let me repeat again,
try to contact them as soon as you receive this email to avoid any delay
and remember to ask them to provide you with the method they wish to use
in receiving their security keeping fee of £80 for their immediate action.
Note: Please I do not want you to thank me or my husband, all I need you
to do is to invest wisely and do the same good to someone someday as this
world would be a better and safer place if we all render selfless services
to one another.
Mrs.Elizabeth Jenny Burrows.
Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.