Scam alert: “Barr Colin Lee” email


If you have received the email pictured below, please be aware that it is not valid, and our office is not involved with this matter. We have staff members with similar names to those listed in the message, so many people searching for information have found our firm’s site.

As with any other unsolicited email – DO NOT give the sender any of your personal information, or respond in any way. Use your email program to mark the message as spam, then delete the message.

You may also contact the Omaha office of the FBI at 402-493-8688 as we have already notified the FBI of this email scam. You may also file an internet crime complaint with IC3 division of the FBI at www.ic3.gov.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

The text reads: “On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Mr James Campbell, i once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered. In the said letter, you were bequeathed by late Client Mr James Campbell.”

UPDATE: A variation of the email is below.
“My late client James Campbell, made you a beneficiary to His last Will and testament.I sent a mail to your address but was returned undelivered
Colin Lee.”

UPDATE [November 12]: Another variation of the email:
“I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered. You were bequeathed by my late Client Mr. James Campbell. Do contact my office.

Barr. Colin Lee. Email: barr.colinlee001@hotmail.com”

Scam alert: Barr Colin Lee email.

UPDATE [May 9]: An even newer variation on the email:
“Dear [name],

This is to inform you that the hearing went well, and I have been occupied with disbursing the part of the inheritance belonging to the church, charity and the family. I have attached to this mail the will of my late client Mr. James Campbell as well as the certificate of deposit for keep in case of future request. I had to execute the portion of the will that was for the family of my late client, his church and charity, I am sorry for the slight delay in letting you have a copy of the will. Without wasting much time, I have forwarded your information to the Bank where the £3,800,000.00 Million Pounds of late Mr. James Campbell was depositedRECOMMENDATION to the bank, which identifies you as the beneficiary to the funds of late Mr. James Campbell.

Hence, feel free to proceed with the bank for the remaining part of this transfer. Do contact the bank through e-mail using the bank information below:

1 Basinghall Avenue,
London EC2V 5DD, United Kingdom.

Mr. Henry William
Telephone: +44 704 570 6686
Fax: +44 702 115 0961

Email: rbs_donation@accountant.com

Yours sincerely,

Barr. Colin Lee.”

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