Inheritance scams

Greeting from Mr. Frank Harris

Scam Email received June 14, 2018 from
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Greeting from Mr. Frank Harris

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Greeting from Mr. Frank Harris

Greeting from Mr. Frank Harris –

Sent from: Mr. Frank Harris Greeting from Mr. Frank Harris Please I want to inform you that your fund was brought to my desk because the director of the WESTERN UNION MONEY transfer said that they should divert your fund to the government treasury account just because that you can not pay the transfer fee, As result of the information we got, I told them to wait until I hear from you today so that I will know the reason why you rejected such amount of money $2,800,000.00 which is your over due inheritance payment just because of transfer charge. But the reason why I sent you this email now is that you still have the chance to claim your fund if you could send the$57 today because I have already arranged the special courier company, Western Union or Bank to Bank wire transfer which will deliver your fund to you within 2days with your tracking number to see when it is coming to you but failing to do this, they will have power over your fund by Thursday morning and am very sorry if you failed as this is the last chance. Please here is the western union information in the name of my messenger to avoid delay in receiving your fund and remember that I have done my best for you and I will make sure that your fund get to your hand tomorrow. Do it now?.. ( ) Receivers Name: Steve Udemba Country/ Cotonou Benin Republic Test Question: / GO Answer:.. / NOW Amount: $57.00 MTCN NUMBER. Send it to me for easy collection, the MTCN control number, amount sent, name and address of sender. Thanks Mr. Frank Harris Email:

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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