Inheritance scams

Can I seek your consent to establish
MaryAnnCawlow@yandex.com


Scam Email received 10/17/2019

Email From:

jmolina@fvet.edu.uy

Sender Name:

MaryAnn Cawlow

Other emails used:

MaryAnnCawlow@yandex.com,

Email Subject:

Can I seek your consent to establish


Can I seek your consent to establish – MaryAnnCawlow@yandex.com


— My name is MaryAnn Cawlow ; Can I seek your consent to establish a charity foundation in my name? You may wonder how I got to know you and your information, and what informed my decision, you have no cause to worry about these questions, I mean no harm. I am a dying woman without a child and I was diagnosed of cancer four years ago. In my present condition, life is without meaning to me and hope has since eluded me, each day I give my entire existence a thought, I feel over powered by gloom and despair, also saw nothing but death lurking around, All these are my reasons for deciding on using anything in my name for charity in which co-incidentally you have been favored as the beneficiary. I shall be undergoing major operations in few days from now and I want to will my inheritance to you and to enable you set up the charity foundation to help the less-privileged. Reply for more detailed information about me and the donation. Thanks and remain blessed. Yours Truly MaryAnn Cawlow MaryAnn Cawlow – MaryAnnCawlow@yandex.com

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

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  3. Confirm using the information you have found

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

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