Inheritance scams

ATTN: FREE WILL DONATION TO YOU
sarahhad51@gmail.com


Scam Email received July 2, 2018 from sarahhad51@gmail.com

sarahhad51@gmail.com
sarahhad51@gmail.com
Email From:

sarahhad51@gmail.com

Subject:

ATTN: FREE WILL DONATION TO YOU

Other emails used:

sarahhad51@gmail.com, sarahhad51@gmail.com

Email Subject:

ATTN: FREE WILL DONATION TO YOU


ATTN: FREE WILL DONATION TO YOU – sarahhad51@gmail.com


Dearest Friend, I’m Sarah Howard 76 yrs, an American dying cancer patient. I live and do business in Madrid Spain, obviously i have come to the end of life as doctors have interpreted my last medical text result and said that i am having few days more to live. Unfortunately i am not married and i do not have any child to inherit my business and funds, hence i contacted you today if you will be interested to receive my funds (US$8.1M) as free WILL DONATION. If you are interested, i advise you contact my as quickly as possible. Yours sincerely, Sarah Howard. E-mail: sarahhad51@gmail.com sarahhad51@gmail.com

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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