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SCAM ALERT: Samuel Lagarra

scam alert (©Markus Winkler)
(©Markus Winkler)

CONAN Daily received this scam email on April 12, 2021. We are sharing it to our readers to help prevent vulnerable netizens who may receive the same message. It is very likely that the sender of this fraudulent message is not Samuel Lagarra. We believe that any real person named Samuel Lagarra is not behind this email.

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THIS EMAIL IS FRAUDULENT. If you receive this message or something similar, report it as spam and DO NOT REPLY.

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From: Mr.Samuel Lagarra
Auditor General,
Smith and Williamson holdings Limited,
London, United Kingdom.

Dear friend,

I am Mr. Samuel Lagarra, the Auditor General, Smiths and Williamsons holdings Limited, United Kingdom. In the course of my auditing, I discovered a floating fund in an account, which was opened in 1990 belonging to a dead foreigner who died in 1999. I have been able to contact the Late account holder’s attorney; but every effort made to track any member of his family or next of kin has since failed hence I got in contact with you to stand as his next of kin since you bear the same last name. He died leaving no heir or a will. Since his attorney is aware, you will contact his attorney since he has all the legal documents backing the fund.

My intention is to transfer this sum of Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only, in the aforementioned account to a safe account overseas. I am therefore proposing that you quietly partner with me and provide an account or set up a new one that will serve the purpose of receiving this fund. For your assistance in this venture, I am ready to part with a good percentage of the entire funds. We will share the funds in the proportion of 60% for you, 10% for the attorney, 20% for me and 10% will be donated to Charitable Organizations. After going through the deceased person’s records and files, I discovered that:

(1) No one has operated this account since 1999.
(2) He died without an heir; hence the money has been floating.
(3) No other person knows about this account apart from the attorney and there was no known beneficiary. That is why every process has to go through the attorney.

Best Regards,

Mr. Samuel Lagarra
Auditor General,
Smith and Williamson holdings Limited,
London, United Kingdom.

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If an email sounds like a scam, it is likely to be a scam. NEVER PROVIDE YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS TO ANYONE ONLINE. NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU DO NOT PERSONALLY KNOW. If someone online claims to be someone you personally know, ask help from your trusted loved ones to verify.

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