Beware of phishing email who make money scamming people online

By Mohd Aktar on Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Guys I today I got email from Rita Clifton Please beware of Phishing email who make money scamming people online

Thanks for taking your time to read this email.  ​ I am  ​Rita  Clifton, a citizen of the United Kingdom and Non-Executive Director Nationwide Building Society. I have carefully looked into your profile and country on Linkedin, and I can see you fit into an opportunity we can discuss, Kindly send a reply let’s see if you can handle this in your country as I humbly await your swift response.

Best Regards,
​Rita Clifton

So I replied : yes please tell

From: Mohd Aktar <*****>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:38 PM
To: Rita Clifton
Subject: Re: Mohd Aktar

yes please tell

Here is the response I got from the scammer.

Hello Aktar,

Thanks for your swift response. I will formally introduce myself to you because I had to disguise on my LinkedIn profile for security reasons. I am Ms. Rita Clifton, CBE, MA (Cantab), FRSA. I serve as Non-Executive Chairman of The Times pollster and serves as the Chairman of BrandCap Ltd. and Populus Limited. I have been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Nationwide Building Society since July 1, 2012 but also running a contract as an account officer at Nationwide Building Society since 2004. I have been Senior Independent Director and Independent Non-Executive Director at Ascential plc since May 2016. I'm a Member of the Government's Sustainable Development Commission and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Judge Institute of Management Studies at University of Cambridge. In the New Year's Honours list 2014, I was made a CBE for services to the advertising industry. I am sorry to have encroached into your privacy in this manner.

So I would expect you to know that a lady of my status will not just be out here to waste your precious time, because it will be unprofessional, hence I have the sole conviction that this opportunity I'm about to give to you don't come handy. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and also respect the integrity of the information that you are coming across as a result of this mail. I contacted you privately and as such no one is aware of this communication thus the reason why I want us to communicate strictly via our private email.

The process in accomplishing this deal is legitimate and the deal is approximately risk free as risk management has been put in place. Meanwhile be free to ask me any question as to your doubt and skepticism after you might have gone through the proposal because it's the most likely way we can establish the trust required to be partners on this deal. However without delays; I will immediately proceed with the details of the proposal as said in my introductory Email on LinkedIn and I hope you keep this confidential.

I am contacting you concerning an abandoned sum of $17,500,000.00 USD. In June 2006 a customer called Rasheed Aktar to our bank for business discussions and investment, as the officer in charge of his transaction then, I encouraged him to consider various growths of funds with prime ratings. Then he invested Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only. Based on my advice, we were able to spin the initial deposit with profit and interest to 10.5 million U.S Dollars. After few months; my bank (Nationwide Bank) sent several notice to him without response and unfortunately, my client died in a car crash along with his nuclear family at France while on sabbatical in the summer of 2010, may their soul rest in peace. He died without leaving a Will and several efforts were made to find his extended family through your embassy without success. Because of the sensitive nature of private banking, most customers don’t nominate next of kin in their investment, also usually in most cases leave their WILLS in our care, in this case; our now deceased client died in-testate.

It is quite clear now that our dear client died with no known or identifiable family member. According to practice, the Private banking sector will by the end of this year broadcast a request for statement of claim to Nationwide Bank Limited, failing to receive viable claims they will probably revert the deposit to the Management of Nationwide Bank Ltd. This will result the money entering the Nationwide Bank accounting system and the portfolio will be out of my hands and out of the private banking division. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration of Ten {12} years the funds will revert to the ownership of the British Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.

Now, I am prepared to give the necessary details to you as the closest surviving relation of our deceased customer (Rasheed Aktar). I am also proposing that after a successful execution of the business deal, the funds will be shared in the ratio 40/60. You will get 40% and I will be entitled to 60% as the initiator of the deal. You know that I must have done my home work already before contacting you. Although the project is capital intensive, I know I will be able to pull it through following proper banking and legal channels with your assistance at your end. I will tidy up the legal aspect with the assistance of a lawyer who will prepare all the documents that will be needed to transfer the money from London to your country. Once more, I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail and forget I ever contacted you, I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive; do not destroy my career. An opportunity like this only comes once in a lifetime. I am a family woman and this is an opportunity for me to give my family the best in life. I would want you to think about this and let me know your decision. If you give me a positive response, I will give you the relevant INFORMATION for the successful transfer of these funds and we both enjoy it in peace.

I will give you all the necessary information about this deal when I get your positive response. I am contacting you to assist me because you have same surname/last name with my late client. I anticipate your cooperation. Treat this proposal with utmost confidentially and urgency for a 100% success. Do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you.

If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion. I wish to inform you that should you not contact me via official channels because our calls are being monitored at the bank.



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14 comments on

'Beware of phishing email who make money scamming people online '

  1. I've received a similar email, from the supposed same person. Email address has changed to:

    Please be aware this people are fraudulent and this is phishing.

    Also got emails from address:, which obviously is not a valid email from Nationwide Bank.

    Be careful,

    1. Yes, we have to be very careful. This guy is still in business and make money scamming people online.

  2. Same here, different names and sender, same scam.

  3. I just got the email. October 2017.

  4. Same here, be careful people! Those guys are poison!

  5. The same, rita is send a email yo me after three days

  6. Same. Just received today. Google is your friend!

  7. I just got this exact email as well..but am so skeptical i knew that something must be i googled her name plus scam...and was brought here....just going to delete her email...and move on...desperate, sick people in this world.

  8. I got too. By the way, there is a Rita Cliford's profile in Linkedin and other sites, so, is she also a victim? Or all informations about her are fake?

  9. yeap a couple of weeks ago along with Barr David Hughe QC and Shadrack Uttoh