Inheritance scams


Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from
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Dearest. Greetings my dear, I am writing this mail to you with heavy tears in my eyes and great sorrow in my heart. Peace be unto you and your family.How are you doing Today?I know that this message will come to you as surprise as we have never seen or talk to each other before,but it was the WILL of God Almighty to contact you. I am Mrs. Grace Philips from Australia,I am 62 years old and has breast cancer, and i am presently undergoing treatment at the Preston Royal Hospital, London United Kingdom, I lost my husband late Mr. James Philips 12 years ago without a child of mine. I have to sell all the properties left by my husband because the doctors said I have to live less than two months from now. I deposited funds worth 7.5 million dollars I realized from the sale of our estate with one of the banks here as family valuable. I would want to WILL this fortune to you if you are good and honest person, I will have you contact the bank here and claim the funds before I die with my family lawyer&s assistance if you promise me that you are going to carry out my wishes to the very last without going contrary. I look forward to your positive response, and may God bless you as you carry out my wishes.Send your reply to: Sincerely, Mrs Grace Philips

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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