Vault of a Financial Security Institute

Roy – Sep 02, 2020

Victim Location 96734

Type of a scam Phishing

Received a type-written letter from Mrs. Francisca Solar, the administrative manager at a Vault of a Financial & Security Institute in Madrid. Abandoned sum of 26.7 m US dollars in their safety deposit vault belongs to a possible relative of mine with same last name who died on 9th October 2021. If I agree to accept and cooperate, 50% of this money will be for me, 40% for Mrs. Solar and 10% to any acceptable charity in Spain of my country. Contact via fa or phone immediate with Mrs. Solar.

Douglas –

Victim Location 43204

Type of a scam Nigerian/Foreign Money Exchange

I am 82 years old. I received a letter from Gloria Alves, the administrative Manager at Vault of Financial & Security Institute in Barcelona. She said 26.7 million was abandoned by an American citizen who shared the same last name as me. He "died in a ghastly car accident in Porto, Portugal along with his entire family" (wife and 13 year old daughter) in 2013. She hasn’t found the next of kin, and is sure "no one is aware of the funds". "The Bank of Spain" is making her release the funds to an inheritor. She decided to contact me rather than let the estate "go straight to the Government’s pockets". She would like me to have 40%, she’ll keep 50%, and 10% can go to charity. She wants me to get in touch with her immediately. She hopes my "honesty cooperation and confidentiality will enable us to conclude this transaction". She further "guarantees this process would be executed under a legitimate arrangement that would legally protect me from any breach of law". She signed it "Thanks and God Bless".

Jeremiah –

Victim Location 44203

Type of a scam Nigerian/Foreign Money Exchange

My wife received the following letter which is obviously a scam.


Telephone: 01134 602 013 420 Fax: 01134 911 820 355

Email: [email protected]

4th October, 2019





I am Mrs Gloria Alves, the Administrative manager at a Vault of a Financial & Security Institute here in Barcelona.

I am contacting you based on a financial opportunity I discovered here in our bank. It’s about an abandoned sum of 26.7m USD (Twenty Six Million Seven Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in our safety deposit vault, that belongs to late Mr Desmond XXXX, an American citizen who shares the same last name with you, who died along with his entire family on 11th March 2013 in a ghastly car accident in Porto Portugal

The banking policy can only allow the release of such funds to a benefactor through an application as next of kin to the deceased. After his death, the bank has been expecting a possible beneficiary, but no luck, this institute has exploited all its ethical possibilities in other to contact his possible relation or inheritor, but no success. Since no one has come up since six years, I have made my own research with the help of a private investigator, it is my knowledge that this man has been living in Barcelona for the past 22yrs and has never returned back home. I also learnt that his wife and 13year old daughter died with him during this accident. I am almost 110% sure that no one is aware of the existence of these funds.

However, because of the international financial crises, a lot of reform has been made within the Spanish Financial system, this includes the new law on succession/claims which indicates a duration in which such inheritance could be tolerated. The Bank of Spain has mandated our institute to release the funds to the possible inheritor, Failure to respond to this ultimatum would legally allow the Bank of Spain confiscate these funds as unclaimed estate (Which of course would go straight to the Government’s pocket). It is therefore upon this entire discovery that I have decided to contact you. I want you to know that I am a senior member of this office. As an insider, I am equipped with all classified secret information regarding the release of these funds. I would be dedicated to making sure that I feed you with all possible documentation and information required for the approval and release of these funds.

Upon your acceptance to cooperate, I agree that 40% of this money will be for you, 50% for me and 10% goes to any acceptable charity organization in Spain or your country. Please note that I have ONLY discussed this with my husband. For time difference and confidential reasons, I strongly advise that you communicate with me via my husband’s contact details above, this should be done firstly via fax or phone. Immediately you get in touch with me, I would be able to inform you on how this could be concluded.

In conclusion, it’s my concern to demand your ultimate honesty, co-operation and confidentiality to enable us conclude this transaction. Please keep this very confidential and do not discuss it with anybody. I GUARANTEE that this process would be executed under a legitimate arrangement that would legally protect you from any breach

of law. Thanks and God bless you.

Gloria Alves

Kimberly –

Victim Location 38637

Type of a scam Other

I received this letter from Barcelona stating that there was 26.7m in US dollars at a bank that I was entitled to since I was next of kin. I had to fill out an application and I would only get 40% of the money 50% goes to the bank and 10% goes to charity. I would have to keep this confidential and I could not discuss with anybody.

Tara –

Victim Location 21136

Type of a scam Nigerian/Foreign Money Exchange

A Mrs. Paula Martinez contacted me claiming to represent "a Vault of a Financial & Security Institute" in Barcelona. She claimed that someone with my surname died, along with his entire family in a ghastly car accident in Porto Portugal, abandoning 16.7m US dollars in their safety deposit vault.

The notice claimed that I could pose as the beneficiary since I had the same surname as the deceased account holder.

The notice requests that I keep the opportunity confidential, and only correspond with Paula Martinez through her husbands contact information.

The notice stated that I would receive 40%, Ms Paula Martinez would receive 50% , and the remaining 10 % would be donated to a charity of my choice.

Something is VERY fishy about this.

All my relatives are still alive and live within the U.S.

obviously a SCAM.

Shane –

Victim Location 08005

Type of a scam Nigerian/Foreign Money Exchange

My mom received this letter in the mail. She immediately showed the letter to me and asked if i thought it was a scam or not. Of course after reading the first two lines it was obviously a scam. This is the second time my mom has been scammed in as many months. The first time was a fake phone call from her grandson needing money to help a friend for a marijuana charge they were both involved in. It is so sad there are people out there that prey on senior citizens trying to rob them of their life savings. Most of the scams seem to play on their emotional side, a grandchild in distress, a lost loved one’s unclaimed inheritance, or the financial legal fees they may encounter if they don’t immediately pay an IRS tax debt. All of which are untrue but these scammers seem to work the emotional side our seniors to cough up money. Unfortunately there are many that do pay out money thinking they are helping a loved one or themselves. Please tell your parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and anyone else you know that scammers are out there. Tell them never give out their bank account numbers and Social Security numbers to ANYONE, not over the phone, not in an email and not by postal service…never. The more we make our loved ones aware of the scams the less likely they will happen.

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