Luis Davis from EDL Legal has a “100% risk free and legal” scheme!
A scam which uses the same methodology to the Carter Georges hoax is circulating in New Zealand.
This arrives as a letter from Spain, often postmarked “Correos CTA Valencia”. The letter is not sent specifically to lawyers, but it is possible that it may cause inquiries for legal advice as the scammer poses as a lawyer.
Like “David George” the scammer pretends to be making contact because the recipient of the letter shares the last name of a deceased client.
The letter is written on fake letterhead.
The text of the letter is as follows:
My name is Luis Davis an attorney with EDL LEGAL. Before I proceed, I must first make an apology for this unsolicited letter to you. I am conscious that this is certainly not a conventional way of approach to foster a relationship of trust but because of the circumstances and urgency surrounding this claim. Actually, I got your contact information through your country’s public records while searching for a last name similar to my late client, Mrs Rosemary [Last Name], a business magnate who lived in Spain for Thirty years; she died along with her family in a car accident along Madrid express road, which occurred in December 2004.
Before her death she deposited the sum of $9.5M (Nine Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars Only) with a finance house here in Spain. The finance house has mandated me to present any family heir/inheritor for claim before the fund gets confiscated as an unclaimed fund. So I decided to search for any of my late client’s relative which has been very difficult for me, as she did not declare any other person, address, partner or relatives in the official paper works of her deposit.
Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you to stand as the next of kin to Mrs. Rosemary [Last Name], since you both share the same last name so that the fund will be released to you. With my position as her lawyer, I will prepare every legal document that will assist your claim, and facilitate the release of the fund to you.
Note that this transaction is 100% risk free and legal. There is no atom of risk in connection to this business as I have worked out all modalities to complete the transaction successfully. Once the fund is released to you, we shall share it in the ratio of 50% for me, 50% for you as your benefit involved in the process of this transaction. Kindly send your response to my private email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also call me for further clarification Tel: 00-34-631126213. Please kindly get back to me if you are not willing to collaborate with me.
Barrister Luis Davis
Last updated on the 21st August 2013