Of course, Ms Howell’s identity was stolen in this context.
Don’t be impressed by big names like HSBC Bank in London, whose identity was also stolen to enable this scam mail. Nothing in this mail borders on the truth, not to mention has anything to do with reality. Similar mails appeared at the end of the last decade, in 2008 and 2009 in the course of the Greek Euro crisis, only at that time they were emails referring to Greek banks and promising a huge profit.
Therefore, this mail is worth nothing, it is another story of scammers. Don’t reply, don’t send any documents, never send any money, and move the mail to its digital trash bin.
HSBC Bank PLC London
The Helicon, 1 South Pl, London EC2M 2UP, United Kingdom
REF: INSTRUCTION TO CREDIT YOUR BANK ACCOUNT
This is second time we are notifying you about the statue of your fund right now in my desk. After due vetting and evaluation of your Inheritance file which The Ministry of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Forwarded and contacted us to see to your immediate payment. We write to inform you that this office has arrange all the necessary document for our Telex Department for immediate programming them into our payment system. But we can not transfer the fund into your account yet until you get the (NON-RESIDENTIAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE) submit to this bank for immediately transfer into your account, We shall update you with next correspondence as soon as we confirm the documents.
Thanks for your co-operation From our findings you have been going through hard ways by paying a lot of charges to see to the release of your fund ($5, 000, 000, 00) which has been delayed. We advise that you stop further communication with any correspondence from Nigeria. You don’t have to pay any charges to receive your Inheritance fund anymore as you have met up with the whole requirements, your representative in Nigeria will tell you to still go ahead with them but on your own risk.
The only thing required from you is to obtain Non-Resident Clearance Certificate which we are not asking you to pay the fee to us here in United Kingdom as the Government of Nigeria have paid us for handling/processing of your payment with other customers. you will help us to see that you obtain the (NONRESIDENTIAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE) so that our bank will affect immediate transfer of your Inheritance sum ($5,000, 000, 00) in to your designated bank account. You have to contact Our representatives in Nigeria with information below.
Name : Lawyer William A Simon Attorney at Law
If you follow up our directives your fund will reflect in your account within five working Bank days from the day you obtain this form. Do not go through anybody again but through this Bank if you really want your fund.
Head, Private Banking Section, Foreign Payments yours sincerely