Inheritance scams


Scam Email received 6/27/2020

Email From:

Sender Name:

Mrs. Susan Orji

Other emails used:,

Email Subject:



office of the Senate House, Federal Republic of Nigeria Re: resolution panel on contract payment through ATM card Attention: Beneficiary This is to inform you that we have officially verified your Contract /Inheritance file and determined why you have not received your payment. It appears you have not fulfilled the obligations given to you in respect of your Contract / Inheritance payment. We have arranged your payment through our Swift Card Payment Center (Asia Pacific). This has been instructed jointly by our elected President, Muhammadu Buhari, Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Senate Committee. The Swift Card Payment Center (Asia Pacific) will send you an ATM Card which you will use to withdraw your money in any ATM machine worldwide. Please be advised that the maximum withdrawal is Five thousand five hundred dollars ($5,500.00) per day. If you would like to receive your fund this way, please let us know by contacting the Swift Card Payment Center (Asia Pacific). We require the following information for our files: 1. Full name 2. Phone and fax number 3. Address were you want the ATM card sent to (P.O box is not acceptable) 4. Your age and current occupation 5. A copy of your identification Here is your contact information: Mr. Robert J. Richardson Director, ATM Payment Department Email: Swift Card Payment Center (Asia Pacific) has been mandated to issue out $5,000,000.00 as second quarter payment for fiscal year 2020. Also, please stop any further communication with all other person(s) or office(s) to avoid any issues in receiving your ATM payment. Please email me back as soon as you receive this message for further direction and to update me on any development from the above mentioned office. Please Note: Because of impostors, we are issuing you a special code for all correspondence, which is (atm-811). Please reference this code when contacting the card center by using it as your subject. Yours Faithfully, Mrs. Susan Orji ?For the President and Senate Mrs. Susan Orji –

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.
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