Inheritance scams

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Hello Dear, Here is my Biography/Donation for the work of God Calvary Greetings to you beloved in lord, Do not be marveled, but believe in God, with him all things are possible. I am Mrs Mary Williams from America Citizen I am 63 years old, I married to Mr.Williams who worked with America Embassy in Republic of Ivory Coast for twenty-two years before he died in the year 2011. We were married for twenty eight years without a child, When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of (US$4,000.000.00.) FOUR MILLION DOLLARS United States Dollars Only) as a fixed deposit in a general trust account with a Bank in Republic of Ivory Coast. Presently this money is still in bank up till date, Recently my doctor told me that I would not last for the next 2 months due to cancer problem The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness, Having known my condition I decided to donate my late Husband deposit funds to a charity organization, I want an organization that will use this fund for LESS-PRIVILEGES orphanages, schools, widows, disabled to help poor people around your community since i have no child to inherit the funds. make sure that you contact my lawyer for immediate process of this funds transfer to your own bank account in your country. Hon Barrister Akata Koma,Email:( /Address:102 Pleatua Abidjan Zone 4 OFFICE Please, always be prayerful all through your life, Hoping to hearing from you to details you on what next to do. Mrs Mary Williams

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

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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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