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Beware This Scammer

Beware This Scammer

Who Came Through AR.

Most of us who see this sort of thing regularly will not fall for this, but those not so internet savvy might be tempted to contact this person. I'm making this post public for those who haven't seen this. 


I did respond after checking out the IP and email address (in the Czech Republic) just to see what kind of message I would get back which is below. My answer was that he would have to find someone esle to scam.


Thanks for your swift response to the short notification I sent you.

   What I was saying related to your surname was that I had a very good client in my Bank in London; where I work and we have been looking for his or her relatives for a long time he passed away in 2007  and since then  I have been looking for someone who has the same surname, with him, so when I came across your surname I decided to ask.All I want to let you know is that he was a very good man and he was a good customer of our Bank Barclay's Bank. My aim is that I want both of us that is you and I to be able to work out some things that has been disturbing me about Mr. Camron Pappas . All I need is your full support, trust and, understanding,  co-operation, on this.

   You just need to believe me, and en devour to comprehend this situation.

   Mr. Camron Pappas, was an international business man and had an account with us which might be confiscated by the British Government within a given period, because he is late and non of his family members have shown up for the claims of this funds for a few years now.My plan with you is having the same surname with him it will be easy to make claim this money in our Bank as his next of Kin, as the Group chief executive Barclay's plc, all will be smooth because I will be the one to sign all documents and I also have all documents for back up.  when the money is  been transferred then we can do the sharing 50 / 50 percent.

 I know this sounds ridiculous but this is real and I have proofs if you demand.If you follow all my instructions and the Bank Instructions this is going to be successful for both of us.

The money in the account is only Two million, One hundred thousand united states dollars. There is no risk in this transaction as it is 100% legit because like I told you, you have the same surname with Mr Camron Pappas, and also we are doing this in the right way inheritance is been done in Great Britain England. 

  I am the one who will sign the final release documents as the (Group chief executive, Barclay's plc), for the money to be release after all process from the Foreign Payment Department of the Bank in charge of processing inheritance matters, I am the commander here anything they get from you they will always bring to my office for advice and I will give them orders. I planned this very well, I have been in the inheritance matter for long as the Co-chief executive it is my position to work with the staffs here to make inheritance matter go well and not stressful for who is claiming. This money we can use for our mutual benefit,at least some times we run in to financial debt and problems. All I need is your full co-operation trust and understanding in this to make it a; success for both of us. I am the (Group chief executive, Barclay's plc)you can as well check me out on Google for trust and confidence .

  For some years, I have been looking for who has the same surname, to do this deal with, you having this name is the most important thing for this. I will always be here to guide you. If you have any question at all always ask me for advice. I will like to know more about you.Once I hear from you positively,I will scan and email to you a proof of the deposit slip at my disposal ,so that you will have a glaring view of this plight at hand.

    Have a nice day.

Antony Jenkins (Group chief executive, Barclay's plc)


London United Kingdom Great Britain England. 

Comment balloon 30 commentsNick T Pappas • December 05 2014 03:17PM


Now I feel disappointed  as I thought he was only interested in my surname. No wonder he didn't get back to me, you got to him first

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 4 years ago

I got it and immediately sent it to junk mail.  I know not to click as you never know what is going to happen to your computer if you do.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 4 years ago

Horrible Nick. I think a few others have seen this too. I suggest being very careful in our situation, this one should be immediately deleted.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 4 years ago

Excellent warning. I haven't seen this particular one, but get lots of others. I just don't click through on anything I don't recotgnize.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) about 4 years ago

Of course, another version of the old money waiting for you in a London bank trick. Thanks for sharing Nick.

Posted by Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Diverse Solutions Realty about 4 years ago

Nick I got the same e-mail either yesterday or today.  I deleted as soon as I saw it.

By the way with the millions of people named Pappas what are the odds that he would pick you out as the right Pappas? :) :) :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 4 years ago

I didn't get this one, and I'm thankful for that. I wish people would find a more constructive use of their time. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 4 years ago

I am sure he was elated when he got a response to the hard work he did sending spams out to several AR members through the difficult ar mailing system.

And then you dashed his hopes by not sending him your banking info and fully trusting him.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) about 4 years ago

Oh yeah .... millions sitting in an account for me.  Sadly, some elderly people do fall for this kind of crappola. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 4 years ago

Nick- thanks, he visited my email today. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 4 years ago

Nick you gave up all those millions, if you stayed with him I could have represented you in some Ultra Luxury Properties in Beverly Hills, CA what a shame for both of us:)))just kidding, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 4 years ago

Good morning Nick. I feel lucky, I got the same thing twice, wonder if that makes me special.

Make it a great weekend!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 4 years ago

I didn't get this one, but I've given up lots and lots of millions over the years the Internet has been in place.


Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, about 4 years ago

Hi Nick. Our friend Anthony emailed me, as well though I did not respond.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 4 years ago

I suppose scammers keep sending these types of scams because they get a few unfortunate souls that do respond to and get fooled by these guys. It's sad. Thanks for the warning!

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty (Zion Realty) about 4 years ago

I know that most of us are aware of these scams, but as Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert says, some do get fooled. Okay, Endre Barath, Jr. maybe next time :) 

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 4 years ago

I haven't seen this particular one, but plenty of others. They all sound kind of the same don't they? sometimes I'll string them along just to see how ridiculous it can get.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 4 years ago

Hello Nick T. Pappas,  Funny I had two last week on AR,  wish people would stop that.  Have a good one.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 4 years ago

Nick, thank you for sharing this.  I did not get it but I am always on the lookout for something fishy going on!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) about 4 years ago

Nick I did get this one and I just deleted it.  The use of surname was a clue :)

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 4 years ago

Nick T Pappas

I find it interesting to what levels people will go these days to swindel others.

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) about 4 years ago

I also received one of these messages but did not respond.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

I received one of his messages yesterday Nick and of course did not respond and reported it.  But it is so upsetting to get these and know that this kind of thing can get thru whatever firewall AR has put up.

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) about 4 years ago

I have to believe that there are those that fall for this scam Nick, so they continue.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) about 4 years ago

Nick T Pappas  I guess they think we are greedy Americans

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 4 years ago

Nick T Pappas ... have received something similar in the past.  My first tip that something isn't legit is found in the spelling.  So many typos and incorrect spellings means spam!  Hard to believe that people fall for these things ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) about 4 years ago

Nick T Pappas thanks for the tip. I've never checked ip address to get location. You'd make a good detective.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) about 4 years ago

Hello Nick ... there are always people out there trying to rip others off, thanks for the heads-up 

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 4 years ago

Nick T Pappas  I received the same one only the surname was changed to Rome. Sure hope no one is falling for this.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 4 years ago

Nick, I'm sure this person "planned this very well" as stated!  Same story as always with a twist.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 4 years ago

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