Inheritance scams

Inheritance fund to claim

Scam Email received July 2, 2018 from
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Inheritance fund to claim

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Barrister Mrs.Zanaib .F Zaheer Esq. Senior Advocate, International Legal Practitioner Good Day and Warm Greetings, I wish to introduce you to a business deal which would be beneficial to both of us and which has to be kept confidential for the purpose thereof. I am contacting you because I know that you are capable of handling the deal and I want to invest this money in your Country. My name is Barrister Mrs.Zanaib .F Zaheer, a Lawyer based in London. I wish to seek your consent to present you as next of kin to my late client who died in the year 2017 leaving behind the sum of $3.5m ( Three Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in a Bank here in London and no next of kin to inherit the money. With your assistance and my professional advice we can get access to the money because I am his Attorney and all the members of his Family died in the Plane Crash. We shall both share the funds. 45% for me and 45% to you, while 10% should be for Expenses or your Government may require as Tax. I look forward to your positive response at your earliest convenience now his Bank has written me twice to present his Next of Kin and if possible send along your mobile number, your correct address and name so I will call to give you further information For privacy and confidentiality. Best regards, Barrister Mrs.Zanaib .F Zaheer Esq. Senior Advocate, International Legal Practitioner

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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