Inheritance scams


Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from
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Dear Sir/Madam My name is Mary James I’m 75yrs old, a U.S.A Citizen. I am good merchandise with several industrial companies and good shares in various Banks in the World. I spent all my life on investment and co-operate business. All the way I lost my husband and two beautiful kids in fatal accident that occur in November 5th 2014. I am a very greedy woman with all cost I don&t know much and care about people, when I have an experience of my difficult to sleep and give rest. Later in the year 2015 February I was sent a letter of medical checkup, as my personal Doctor diagnosed that I had a lung cancer, which can easily take off my life soon. I found it uneasy to survive, because a lot of investment cannot be run and manage by me again. I quickly call up a cancellor to give me positive thinking on this solution, as my adviser. He suggested to me to share my properties ,wealth, to motherless baby, orphanage homes, people that need money for survivor both student that need money, business woman and man for their investment and for future rising, which I have helped many people. So I am writing this letter to you to contact me urgently. so that I can make available preparation on that release my remaining fund to you, especially women of the day, who are divorced by their husband, why they cannot survive the means of feeding themselves. Please contact me and stop weeping. Probably let me know what you really need the money for, also help me to distribute money to nearest orphanages homes near your town. Now am so much with God,. May the almighty God bless you, as you reach me, please to remind you? I will give more information to you as I await your response immediately.Best Regards. Mrs Mary James.

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”

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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