Here’s a novel take on the old, please-send-me-your-bank-account-number email scam: Pretend to be Mrs. Madoff.
Seems like a longshot requiring someone to be stupid, greedy, plus sypathetic to the wife of history’s biggest Ponzi schemer.
Here’s the pitch:
From: Mrs. Ruth Madoff
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Sent: Thu, Sep 24, 2009 6:50 am
Subject: My Great Compliments /Can I Trust You?
Mrs. Ruth Madoff
My Great Compliments,
I’m Mrs. Ruth Madoff, 67, wife to Mr. Bernard L. Madoff, of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, who pleaded guilty to operating a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, is worth up to $826 million, according to a document filed with a federal court on Friday 13th March 2009.
Just last 2Month my husband pleading stealing billions from investment from his clients and he was ordered to jail Thursday 12th March 2009, after pleading guilty to all 11 criminal counts in one of Wall Street’s biggest swindles.
Now the Federal investigators in the USA are working around the clock to freeze all my assets, fearing that I’m trying to flee the country which I have done shortly after my husband was sentenced, I have $93 million in my name beyond their reach.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is working with federal prosecutors in Manhattan to prepare a filing asking a judg e to formally freeze all of my assets as soon as possible.
My husband deposited the sum of (USD$25.000.000.00 Million) in a Finance Firm in Europe some years ago in my name, I need you to collect this funds and distribute it to both of us since the Federal investigators are working around the clock to freeze all my assets. Meanwhile all documents related to transfer of this fund to your account is with the bank
Presently, I’m in a hard out here in UK as the Federal investigators as well the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for me to freeze my entire asset as well prosecute me like my husband.
Please reply back to me on this e-mail as I will like if you contact my bank directly so that he will direct you on the way forward. Please due send to me all your contact details as I will like to speak with you before we commence on the transaction.
Please Keep this transaction secret and confidentail for now. You can read my story on this website:
God bless you.
Mrs. Ruth Madoff