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My supposed legal aide has an address in Osaka, Japan.
When I look it up on the internet, it turns out to be a sushi restaurant.
So it must be a good business.’After reeling me in with this tale it’s time to get me on side in the scam.
There follows a legal letter, then some more jargon as I’m passed to a bank representative who sends another document, then an independent law firm.
The recipient is allegedly entitled to millions left by a relative from some winnings they had in Japan. Over the years there have been similar scams for a Spanish lottery win, an unclaimed holiday, a prize draw for a cruise, or some unclaimed shares.They all have seemingly real addresses and websites should I care to check them — for example, Jinzhou Bank is a real bank in China.But the person I end up supposedly emailing from there has a different email address from ones real bank employees would have.Everything would be done legally before the eyes of the law and we would not be braking (sic) the law.’ Goodness, lucky me!Letters and emails like these two are part and parcel of modern living.
The bait is the possibility that you may be entitled to something that seems to be worth a lot of money.