The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn citizens that another scam letter is being circulated in the county. Our office was made aware by a concerned citizen that a letter is allegedly from an account manager with the TD Canada Trust Bank in Ontario Canada. In the letter, it states that an individual with the same last name as the potential victim has deceased and the bank is looking for the next of kin. The letter also states that the deceased has an account with unclaimed money. In this letter, the amount of money was 9.2 million dollars. In the letter it states to contact the account manager by email for more details to proceed with the completion of the transaction of money. For more details, please see the attached letter that was sent to the Palo Alto County resident. If you receive such an email please tear it up and do not act on it.
Date: November 17, 2017
I am aware that this letter has come to you as a surprise as we have not met before or handled any business deal in the past. Nevertheless, I have contacted you with genuine intentions and I hope I can trust you with this Inheritance opportunity which I explain below.
My name is Mr. Pethuel Andrew Timothee, an account manager with TD Canada Trust Bank, Ontario Canada. I retrieved your contact address in my search for the next of kin to a deceased customer of our bank MR. ERIC a citizen of your country, who lived and died in London from Cardiac Arre?t in. the year 2007. Unfortunately this.customerdied intestate leaving his bank a?count with an open beneficiary stall.ls. All efforts made by our bank to locate his relatives have been unsuccessful so I decided to write you as I have monitored this account in the bank for almost 10 years now and no one has come forth with any claim. I would like to present you to our bank as his next of kin to claim this dormant account worth $9.2 Million USD (Nine Million Two Hundred Thousand US Dollars).
You will apply to the bank as an extended relative to the deceased customer while I work from the inside to make sure all. needed information and evidences are provided to you to back up your claim. The account has an open beneficiary status, which is why I have contacted you to come forth and claim the funds as the next of kin and beneficiary. Since he is from your country and you both share the same last name, it easy for you to become his official next of kin. If we do not make claim to the funds now, the funds would be reverted back to the system as unclaimed estate at the expiration of a 10 year dormancy period.
I assure you that this transaction would be handled under due inheritance procedures and every necessary legitimate arrangement will be put in place to make you the real beneficiary of the inheritance funds. It also requires all confidentiality at this stage and I believe that you are ready to keep this absolutely discreet until you are able to claim the funds from the bank. Once the funds are released to you, it will be shared between the two of us.
Please send your response to my personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org indicating readiness to proceed with thi; transaction. Then I will give you more details and we shall have in-depth discussion regarding a.successful completion of this transaction.
I await your response
Mr. Pethuel Andrew Timothee