Inheritance Fraud: Twelve Million Dollar Offer on Skype

Old but gold… the scammers attack again! I was just added by “dukemike438” on Skype and received this message from him: 

Hello   Avillez,

I have been in search of someone with this last name "avillez" so when I saw your name I was pushed to contact you and see how best we can assist each other. I am Mr.duke mike, a banker by profession working as a Director Auditing and Accounting unit of the A.D.B Bank.

I have the opportunity of transferring the left over funds to the tune of (USD$12.3M) one of my bank Customers who died along with his entire family on 15th July, 2009 in a plane crash in Northern Iraq, who had no relations to claim the fund and I want you to help me receive the fund as his next of kin in your country. This is an opportunity for us to claim the fund and give our lives a complete definition.


Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as TOP SECRET and DO NOT respond to this on skype for same security reason. I have more to write you about the details once I receive your urgent response strictly through my personal Email address

Mr.duke mike.. dukemike

Since I knew where this was going, I started chatting with him asking for more details. He said I didn’t have to pay anything to receive this money, all I had to do was pay a transfer fee of $2.500 to “Kingsley Anumudu”, which is his real name, via Western Union. Notice that he didn’t even use the same name as he used on Skype, which was “Mr. Duke Mike”. It’s funny how impatient he got when I said I could only transfer the money if he sent me a photo of him and his ID number. A little later he blocked me and that was it.

(Check out the entire chat history here:

I did a fast search for his email address on the internet and found the report of a lady saying that she almost fell for this!

Easy money does not exist!

Sending $2500 to get $12.3M is too good to be true! We all know there is a better way to earn money than this… Working! I’ve already mentioned this, but easy money does not exist!