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Sorry, that Osbornes Solicitors inheritance note is fake

Fraudsters purporting to work for a law firm Osborne(s) Solicitors LLP are busily sending emails to New Zealanders advising them that they have left money.

The emails are purportedly sent by someone using the name "Barr Mark Freedman". Needless to say, they are fake. Several versions have circulated, and a selection is shown below:

From: Osbornes Solicitors LLP <>


I wish to inform you about the inheritance bequeated to you by my late client.

Barr Mark Freedman.


From: Osborne Solicitors LLP <>

Subject: Will and Testament

The Will of my late client was made in your favour, i need your urgent attention and co-operation.

Barr Mark Freedman


This is to inform you that an inheritance was bequeathed in your favour. Letters were posted to you in this regards, but returned undelivered. Kindly contact me once you recieve this email for more information.


Barr Mark Freedman. 


Last updated on the 14th October 2014