Inheritance scams


Scam Email received July 6, 2018 from
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Attention: –

Attention:I seek for your recognition to enable me prepare a letter of claim and power of attorney indicating you as the next of kin to my late client that has the same surname with you. I have tried to locate any of his relative for the claim of Thirty one Million Seven hundred Thousand United States Dollars( $31.7 Million) deposited to a bank but all proves abortive. I have the entire deposit requirement that was properly handed over to me which i will submit to the bank for approval once i have your consent. Everything documentation concerning this transaction will be legally attested to. The quotient of sharing will be agreed between both of us. Update me with the flowing details for confirmation. 1 Full name 2 Address 3 Telephone 4 Country 5 Year of birth. I expect an immediate response to enable me expedite action in this transaction. ( Thanks. Tom Kirkman E S Q Principal Attorney. Tom Kirkman.

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”

Most of us know someone who is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Fortunately, if you’re aware of the presence of these scams, and armed with some basic knowledge on identifying them, you can greatly reduce your chances people you know becoming a victim. Please help them by sharing this information on Facebook or Twitter using the #telltwo and #takefive hashtags.
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