Next of Kinとは最近親者という意味です。Jetroの分類では『遺産相続型 (前渡し金詐取)』となっています。


手口は、先方国に在住していた現地有力者(時に日本人)が死亡し、死亡人の遺志により貴団体(NGO・学校・宗教団体等)や個人に相当額の遺産を相続したい、との旨の書簡が、先方国の相続人や代理人を名乗るものから届くかもしれません。或いは、受け取り手のない故人の巨額の資産を別のところへ移したいということかもしれません。故人は自社・団体の関係者と懇意にしていた、信頼できるパートナーと日本の知人から紹介されたなどと語るでしょう。「手数料」や「税金」と称して、先方に資金を振り込ませ、その後連絡を絶つわけです。

 

フェースブックのように実名が前提となっているSNSでは、例えばあなたの名前が鈴木太郎さんだとすると、実名がわかってしまいますよね。そうすると、詐欺師は『ガーナで建築プロジェクトに携わっていた鈴木田中さんという人の親族を探していたらあなたの名前を見つけた。鈴木さんに鈴木田中さんの親族として銀行に残されている鈴木田中さんの数億ドルの資産を受け取るのを手伝ってほしい、等と言ってくるわけです。

 

例えば最初はこんな感じの短いものかもしれません。

持ち主不明のままになっている○○万ドルの受け取り手になって助けてくれたら謝礼としてそのXX%を差し上げます。ご興味お持ちなら連絡ください。そうしたら詳細をご連絡します。

 

そしてメールに答えると、長いメールで故人がどのようになくなったのかなど(ニュース記事のリンクがある場合もあり)の説明とともに、名前や電話番号、銀行口座番号といった個人情報を求めてきます。例えばこんな感じに。

 

Dear Beloved Friend, 

I believe that you have not forgotten me, although it was indeed a very long time we communicate last. Well, this is to thank you for your past effort to assist me in moving out late Mr. Alvin Peter's funds out from the Bank East Asia New York at that time, I understand your thought that time, that I wasn't for real and you said that I am a scam but I told you that am not a scam and you understood me and did your best to assist me but could not conclude the transaction with me. I thank God for his grace and favor upon my life because there was a man called Phua Chu Kang from Japan who finally helped me to move the money to his account so the Bank East Asia did not seize funds of late Alvin peter any more who died on the plane crash on 11th of September 2001 Terror Attack you can view the link to know more about him(http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/memorial/people/2632.html) .I thank God very much for all He has done. 

I am so glad to write this email to you today, God is really wonderful and so kind to me, God makes a way where there is no way, I did not believe that I will move out from New york by now, but God has made it possible for me. So I am happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under my new partner from Tokyo City, Japan, I am currently in the Tokyo City for my Oil and Gas investment here in the Japan, Meanwhile, I did not forget all your past efforts and attempts to assist me that time in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how due to one reason or the other. But because i made a promise to God that i must surely compensate you as the first person who tried all your best to help me despite that you did not conclude the transaction but i could not forget your good advice and encouragement which gave me at that time. 

Now i want you to contact our parish priest: Reverend Fr. JOHN BOB WATSON who used to be a good father to me when I was in New york, his e-mail address is as ( revbobwatson@qq.com ) or ( revjohn20044@yahoo.fr ) and the phone number to reach Rev John WATSON is (+1 646 918 1100 ) 

I told him to send a certified bank check of (US$2,000,000.00),Two Million United State Dollars, which I prepared for you and kept for your compensation for all efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter, knowing fully well that I would have not succeeded if not your advice and encouragement to me at that time. Please accept this little token as it is, but I really appreciate your efforts at that time very much. So feel free to contact Rev. Father at: ( revjohn20044@yahoo.fr ) and instruct him where to send you the cashier check. 

Note: Below is the required information's you will send to Rev. Father BOB WATSON: 
(1) Your full names: 
(2) Your house address: 
(3) Your telephone number: 
(4) Your identification e.g. Drivers license 

Please let me know immediately you receive it so we can share our joy together after all the sufferings at that time. At this point, I? very busy here because of my investment and some project that we have at hand. Finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the Rev. Father BOB WATSON on your behalf to receive that check but you have to reconfirm it again to avoid any mistake. So do not hesitate to contact him and he will send the amount to you without any delay. And please do not forget to inform me as soon as you received the cashier check. 

Take care and God bless you. Good bye for now. 
Yours friend, 

Brother 
FRANK NEWMAN

 

 

そしてこの種のメールにさらに答えて個人情報を送ってしまうと、故人の口座からあなたの口座にお金を移すための税金や手数料などど称して次から次へとお金が要求され、だまされたことに気づくまで続きます。

 

 

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