Inheritance scams


Scam Email received June 24, 2018 from
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FROM HSBC BANK ENGLAND R.C; 198247 I am Ben Mathews. I hail from Newcastle, England.I work with HSBC BANK PLC UK, a certified chartered Accountant,I know we aren&t familiar with each other, but i do have a lucrative business proposal to share with you, which i believe would be of a great interest to you and. I hope you will not be surprise to read my email as it’s hard to believe anything on internet nowadays but I come to you with good and genuine heart. And also apologize for this unsolicited message, I am aware that this is certainly not a conventional way of approaching an unknown person for establishment of good business proposal.But I respectfully insist you read this message carefully before you either take a decision of proceeding or deleting my message as I am optimistic it will be successful for unimaginable financial benefit for both of us and our families,I will present you to the bank as my client&s business associates fund belonging to my late client who left 10.8 Million Great Britain Pounds Sterling In our Bank offshore security account since last two years unclaimed and want you to stand as the beneficiary and receive the fund and keep it safe. And my objectives are to eradicate Poverty and make good standard of living by helping humanity and i want to let you know that it is real.And I will give you 50% of the total money for the assistance after you have receive the money. For more information, kindly get back to me via contact contact email to enable me give you more discussion as I need to coordinate with you to release the funds immediately as mandated. I will appreciate you send a contact email for further arrangement to release the funds directly to you as only succeeding next of kin to my deceased client. Anticipate for your urgent response. Best Regards. Ben Mathews Account activation Dept. (HSBC BANK PLC) For more details contact email:-

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”

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