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Thursday, 12 February 2009 12:15

Dateline Los Angeles, California, Feb. 12, 2009, Philippine Consulate General


T he Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles cautions the public, especially Overseas Filipinos, to beware of Internet fraud schemes and text scams, especially those purported to be involving cash inheritances from persons unrelated to email recipients.


One such modus operandi specifically involves the supposed multi-million dollar inheritance from a certain Engr. Jurgen Krugger being offered to email (online) recipients and allegedly being managed by one of the following:


* Barrister David Smith, Esq. of David Smith and Associates with email address at;


* Barrister Jerry Morgan, Esq., of Jerry Morgan and Associates, with email address at, Tel. No. +44 704 570 8111, and mailing address at 33 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4JH, England; or


* Mr. James Peters of the Royal Courts of Justice Probate Registry Department in London, with email address at and Tel. No. +44 703 192 8723.


The said contact numbers are either numbers of dubious legitimacy or not recognized numbers. The e-mail addresses concerned also tend to vary in some e-mail messages.


To read the webmaster’s advice on combating online fraud and spams, please read How to eat SPAM for Breakfast   Please remember that anything that is too good to be true must be a scam.

Various internet websites dedicated to alerting the public to Internet fraud, such as the Anti-Fraud International, have issued a warning to Internet users not to answer e-mail messages from David Smith and Associates.


Similar incidents should be immediately reported to the Department of Information of the Anti-Money Laundering Council and National Bureau of Investigation-Anti-Fraud and Computer Crimes Division which could be contacted at the address below:


NBI Anti-Fraud and Computer Crimes Division

NBI Building, Taft Avenue, Ermita,

Manila, Philippines 1000

Tel. No. 525-4093 / 524-6395, locals: 3529, 3456 and 3491



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Information Section
Philippine Consulate General
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 500
Los Angeles, CA 90010
T. 213 637.3028
F. 213 639.0990


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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 12:26

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