Inheritance scams


Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from
Email From:



Other emails used:,

Email Subject:



Attn:Sir/Madam I am Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd). National Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari the president Federal Republic of Nigeria. I decided to contact you because of the prevailing security report reaching my office and the intense nature of polity in Nigeria. I determined to make Contact With you as Of the Widespread refuge information reaching my Office and the Severe nature Of guidelines in my Country. This is to enlighten you about our arrangement to send fund to you Via cash release as it is the Only System that Will be easier for you and us, We are going to Send your contract/ inheritance Part Payment Of $10 Million United States Dollars by Way Of Diplomatic Cash Delivery. Note:The Money is coming On 2 Security Proof boxes. The boxes are Sealed With Synthetic Nylon that was Sealed and Padded With machine. This fund Was brought to us for our Local A.F.E.M. Market, but since the money was not used, I Will use my Position as the National Adviser to President to send this fund to you. All you need to do now is to send to me your full house address and your identity such as, International Passport Or drivers license including your contact Phone & fax numbers for easy communication, the diplomatic attached Will travel with it. He Will call you immediately he arrives in your Country Airport. Hope this is all right by you? I Will enlighten you when the diplomatic crewmen Will Airlift the boxes. Note: The Diplomats do not Know the Original Contents Of the boxes. What I acknowledged to them as the Contents is Sensitive Photographic Film material. I did not declare money to them Please. If they call you and ask you the Contents Please tell them the same thing. Send me an email and i will let You Know how far i have gone with the arrangement. Please I need Urgent reply because the boxes are Scheduled to be airlifted as Soon as We hear from you. Best regards, Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd). National Security Adviser to the President Federal Republic of Nigeria Este mensaje ha sido analizado por MailScanner en busca de virus y otros contenidos peligrosos, y se considera que está limpio.

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.
Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button