British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission

Sample Email Scams

Below are two actual scam emails that were received by an employee of the BVI Financial Services Commission. One email notifies the person that they are beneficiary to a will and the other that they have won a lottery. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is not true!

Notice of Bequest

On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr. Fiorentino Ramos, I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter returned undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again by this same email address on the WILL.

I wish to notify you that Late Engr. Fiorentino Ramos made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Twenty two million five hundred thousand United States Dollars to you in the codicil and last testament to his WILL.

This may sound strange and unbelievable to you since none of his family member seems to know you, but it is real and true. Being a widely travelled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good. Late Engr. Fiorentino Ramos until his death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers. He was a very dedicated Christian who loved to give out. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time.

Late Engr. Fiorentino Ramos died on the 12th May, 2010 at the age of 90 years, and his WILL is now ready for execution. According to him this money is to help the poor and the needy.

Please if I reach you this time as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable me conclude my job.

I hope to hear from you in no distant time through the email address or phone number below.

Phone: +34 688 219 721

Yours in Service,
David Marco Garcнa

Congratulations! Winning Notification!

UK online international Lottery Award Prize of Ј520,731.00 (Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand, Seven Hundred and Thirty One British Pounds). Email Account Owner, Congratulations!! We are happy to announce that you have won an online lottery prize in our international lottery promotion. Your active e-mail address attached to computer generated ticket number: B55607545 4152 has won UK Lottery 2nd category award prize. Please download the attached document for details: (WINNING NOTIFICATION) Thank you and Congratulation once again!

 Yours truly
 Mrs. Willie Mark
 (Online coordinator.)
 The UK Lottery International Promotion Inc.