Inheritance scams

Attn: Beneficiary,

Scam Email received June 16, 2018 from
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Attn: Beneficiary,

Attn: Beneficiary, –

Attn: Beneficiary, We hereby officially notifying you about the present arrangement to transfer your fund by the authority of United Nation, your overdue contract/inheritance fund worth $2.600,000.00 which you could not complete the process of the released of your transfer pin code through the Digitized Payment System. We have decided to pay your funds to you through (ATM VISA Credit Card) This arrangement was initiated/constituted by the World Bank and Paris Club word wiled. The World Bank and Paris Club introduced this payment arrangement as to enable our contractors/inheritance beneficiary to receive their fund without any interference. The ATM Master VISA Credit Card was contracted and powered by GOLD CARD WORLD WIDE. Reconfirm the following information for Security reason. 1 Full Name:. 2 Country:.. 3 Delivery Address:.. 4 Telephone.. 5 Profession. 6 Your Age Upon the receipt of this mail we are going to forfeit your fund into the Master VISA Credit Card and send the card to you before we will proceed to dispatch the card directly to your nominated home address to you, all we need is your Prompt Response and Co-operation for us to have a successful Transaction with you. Contact the ATM CARD department Dr Kelly Morgan phone number +22969193179 Email To Contact:( CONGRATULATIONS IN ADVANCE. BEST REGARDS, Mrs.Mervat Said. ALL FOREIGN INHERITANCE FUNDS CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS. ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF BENIN REPUBLIC

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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