A Scam Email with the Subject "Barrister Ricardo Portal (Estudio Juridico Castellana ) Urgent Reply is required of you" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 28 Feb 2009 10:28:27 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "BARRISTER RICARDO PORTAL"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Barrister Ricardo Portal Estudio Juridico Castellana Caracas, 27 Madrid 28010 Spain. Dear Sir/Madam, Before I proceed, I must first apologize for this unsolicited letter to you. I am aware that this is certainly not a conventional way of approach to establish a relationship of trust, but I do have limited choice. My name is Barrister Ricado Portal a Solicitor working with Estudio Juridico Castellana with address: Caracas, 27 Madrid 28010 Spain Actually, I got your contact address from the internet while searching for a reputable business partner in your country’s public records. My Late client Mr. Johannes Reinhold , an oil merchant who had casinos and restaurants, lived in Spain for many years, my client, her husband and their one child were involved in an underground train crash in the eastern city of Valencia as Victims of the Tuesday, 4 July 2006, Incident that befall the Spanish. You can confirm through this website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5143738.stm) Before his death, on my advice as his lawyer he deposited One Trunk Box/Diplomatic Personal Treasure, containing the sum of $7.5M (SEVEN MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) cash with a security company here in Spain, on a highly security form but he did not disclosed the content of deposited diplomatic consignment to the company, for security reasons. The security company has mandated me to present any family heir/inheritor for claims, before the consignment gets confiscated or reverts to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, as unclaimed diplomatic immunity. So I decided to search for any of my late client's relative which has been very difficult for me, as he did not declare any other person, address, partner or relatives in the official paper works of his diplomatic consignment deposit. Mr Johannes was my private client. I will not like you to involve any third party in this transaction, just me and you .Besides I am doing this on my own personal capacity and do n ot wish to bring my office into i Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr. Johannes Reinhold, with my position as his lawyer, I will now appoint and recognize you as the heir. I will obtain every relevant document from the probate to make your claim legal. Note that this process is not risky in any manner and it is completely legal but might not be justified morally. Once the fund is released to you, I am proposing 40% of the total sum to you for your involvement.10% would be set aside for any expenses that could be incurred during the transaction. I would retain 50% for myself. Note that when the whole documents are ready, it would be your responsibility to approach the bank and make application for the release and transfer of the said funds. If this proposal does offend your moral values please pardon me otherwise reply via my private email address: firstname.lastname@example.org for further clarification. Please be kind to get back to me if you are not interested so that I can further my search for another partner. Best Regards Barrister Ricardo Portal