Is this a con-artist spammer? Sure looks like it. My ancestors are more likely to be vinyard owners than oil magnates. Actually, when I went to Italy, the DellaLoggia stores were fine jewelry stores. The kind where you have to be “buzzed” in with locked doors. And what are the odds that a “DellaLoggia” is going to have the first name of “Randolph”. Sounds like a fill in the blanks spam mail. They could at least have used Cosmo or Guido or Guiseppe.
We all get tons of emails like this every day. But this one makes you stop a sec. Creative to say the least. Possibly illegal, as in “impersonating an attorney”. “Solemn Confidentiality” is a clue that he’s doing something wrong…don’t ya think? If I’m an heir…why is that a big secret? I spent too many years in the Trust and Estate business to buy that one. I think it means don’t let anyone know I’m an illegal scammer please.
What would you do with it? Where do you think it is going if I emailed him back and let him fax stuff to me as he requested?
Thomas Lucas & Co
26-27 Cannon Street,
London EC4M 5SE,UK
Phone:+44 79 5191 5337
Dear Ardell DellaLoggia,
This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such.
I am Thomas lucas, an attorney at law.
I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr Randolf D. DellaLoggia, hereinafter referred to as ‘my client’ who worked as an independent oil magnate in my country and who died in a car crash with his immediate family on the 4th of oct, 1998.Since the death of my client in oct, 1998, I have tried to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. Moreso, I have received official letters in the last few weeks suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws by the bank in which my client deposited the sum of 3.8 million U.S.D.
On this note I decided to search for a credible person and finding that you bear a similar last name, I was urged to contact you, that I may, with your consent, present you to the “trustee” bank as my late client’s surviving family member so as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my client.
I find this possible for the fuller reasons that you bear a identical last name with my client making it a lot easier for you to put up a claim in that capacity. I propose that 35% of the net sum will accrue to me at the conclusion of this deal in so far as I do not incur further expenses.
(Oh, no!! He used the “D” word. Since when does an attorney have a “deal”?)
Therefore, to facilitate the immediate reprofiling of this fund, you need, first to contact me via this email signifying your interest and as soon as I obtain your confidence, I will immediately appraise you with the complete details as well as fax you the documents, with which you are to proceed and i shall direct on how to put up an application to the bank.
HOWEVER, you will have to accent to an express agreement which I will forward to you in order to bind us in this transaction.
Upon the reciept of your reply,I will send you by fax or E-mail the next step to take.I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of this transfer.
Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this.
Partner Corporate & Fiduciary Group.
As a Trust and Estate Officer, I did once have a monstrous file on a huge line of potential heirs of mineral rights that went on for many, many years. Got to the point where everyone was going to get $1.76. What a pain in the neck account that was. So it’s possible. Likely?
In case you see this “Attorney Lucas”, you will find the heirs in this Country had the name changed inadvertently to DeLoggio and I corrected it back to my Grandfather’s name in Court. So look for all of the DeLoggio’s, though I could give you a list.
Then go see if Robert Loggia took the Della off the front, when he went into acting 🙂