Inheritance scams


Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from
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Dear , REF: PART PAYMENT OF US$3.5MILLION This is to notify you that the World Bank have assigned UK TREASURY DEPARTMENT, LONDON UK in conjunction with the Central Bank of Nigeria,Bank of America, Barclay&s Bank and Asian Development Bank to settle all the debts owned by Africa,Europe, America, and Asia Governments This is as a result of joint meeting held by United Nations, World Bank, Britain, European Union and America. The World bank/United Nations has contracted UK TREASURY DEPARTMENT LONDON for supervising, handling/processing of your payment with other Contractors, Inheritance Lottery Winners and Internet Scam Dating/Marriages. We have vetted and evaluate of your file, which the World Bank/ United Nations submitted to us for immediate payment. Be informed that you are entitled to receive part payment of US$3.5 Million (Three million five hundred thousand United States Dollars. From our findings, you have been going through hard ways by paying lots of charges to corrupt and faceless individuals and government officials to release of your funds, which has been delayed.Please,henceforth stop further communication with anyone in regards to this development; Any further communication with your past contacts concerning this matter is at your own risk. The only requirement we need from you which is irrevocable is for you to obtain Financial Service Authority Clearance certificate (FSA) which will be issued to you by World Bank Representatives currently sitting in Nigeria West Africa. You will contact their office in Nigeria and obtain your FSA Clearance Permit and forward the copy to our office here in London for release of your funds by Swift Wire Transfer or Cash payment in your country in accordance with British Financial Regulation Laws. Unfortunately one Mr. Scott Neville reported in our Office, claiming to be your representative, because of your ill health condition,please kindly confirm that you sent this man on your behalf..if not,Send your full name, address, valid identification and telephone numbers. When you follow our directives, you will receive your funds within seven working days from the date we receive your reply Send your reply to my private email address: Mr john ike is reported in our Office, Nigeria Yours faithfully Frauk Wright Jr

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

  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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