Jackie Radin is urging people to be aware of telephone scams, after being a victim herself   Picture: DERRICK DEN HOLLANDER scam050310-
Jackie Radin is urging people to be aware of telephone scams, after being a victim herself Picture: DERRICK DEN HOLLANDER scam050310- DERRICK DEN HOLLANDER

Scam letter claims you might be eligible for millions

LAST week, Helen Gardner's husband Jack George got a letter in the mail claiming had a cut of five million Euro sitting in an Italian bank.

Mr George, who is in a nursing home in Ulmarra, shook his head when he read the letter.

"I didn't know what to do with it," Mrs Gardner said.

"I didn't think it was any good."

The letter claims to be from a solicitor called Efisio Donati who is looking for the long lost relatives of a Jmh Raphael, a contractor from Rome who has recently passed away.

"The bank in question has mandated me to present a member of his family, to make claim or the account will be declared unserviceable and confiscated thereby taken to the bureau of Diplomatic Security as unclaimed," the letter says about the unclaimed money.

"I know you may not be aware of your relationship with him but since you both bear the same last name I thereby seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account would be released to you and further disbursed on the ratio of 50% between us," the letter reads.

The letter even urges not to tell other family members about the claim as they might want the money for themselves.



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