Inheritance scams

2 / 07 / 2018

Scam Email received July 1, 2018 from
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2 / 07 / 2018 –

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Plot 33, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa C.B District, Abuja, F.C.T, Nigeria P.M.B. 0187, Garki Abuja. Nigeria Ref: ECO/IRD/TLX/03/10 Attention: Beneficiary, Re: instruction to credit your account with the sum of US$10,000,000.00 This is to notify you that your over due inheritance funds has been gazetted to be release to your bank account within 48hrs, via key telex transfer (KTT). Mean while, a woman came to my office this morning with an application for transfer of fund into her account on your behalf, claiming to be your representative. Here are the information’s she submitted for the transfer of your fund Bank of America 6901 Northwest Expressway Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132 ABA Routing: 026009593 ACCT No: 003042656833 ACCT Name: FMS Investments Inc. Please, do re-confirm to this office, as a matter of urgency if this woman is truly from you as the federal finance dept or our bank / my office will not be held responsible for paying into a wrong account. The reserve bank governor, executive, board of directors and the senate committee for foreign over due Inheritance fund have approved and accredited our reputable bank with the office of the director, international remittance/ Director Foreign Affairs , to handle and transfer of all foreign inheritance funds payment schedule of the year 2018. However, we shall proceed to issue all payments details to the said MRS. MARGARET GEORGE, if we do not hear from you within the next 4 working days from today. Meanwhile you are advice to get back to my office immediately with the requested details to enable us have your correct details to wire your fund. 1. Your full name: 2. Your telephone numbers:.. 3. Your full home address:.. 4. Your Company address and position. 5. Your Age and Sex. This fund will be remitted into your bank account within 48hrs as soon as you confirm to this office that you did not send the above name to claim your fund on your behalf, make sure that you get back to us with the above requested information. Best Regards Mr. Johnson Alozie International Operations Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Federal Republic of Nigeria

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. Confirm the details.

    Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

    Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

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