Inheritance scams


Scam Email received 10/1/2022

Email From:

Sender Name:

Mrs. Marina C. Paulson

Other emails used:,

Email Subject:



My Dear Beloved Friend, Greetings and thank you for your response. Please let this not sound strange to you because I am not asking you for money, for my only surviving lawyer who would have done this, died early this year. I prayed and got your email address from your country’s guest book which I got from my late husband’s archive and I wish to visit once more if God will in his infinite mercies grant me. In function of your good profile, I want to solicit your assistance in the discharge of my Will. I am Mrs. Marina C. Paulson, from London and am aged 68 years suffering from endometrial cancer. Please, I want you to help me create a charitable project with the money that I inherited from my deceased husband who died in a motor accident. I was brought up from a motherless baby’s home and was married to my late husband for twenty nine years without a child. My friends have plundered so much of my wealth since my illness and I cannot live with the agony of entrusting this huge responsibility to any of them anymore, so I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited all the sum of Ј9,000,000 GBP (Nine Million Pounds) with my bank. All I need is an honest person who will use at least %60 of the funds as I would instruct, then the rest %40 will go to you for helping me accomplish this mission because donating this money to charity is the only legacy I can leave behind after my death. No money is required from you to carry on with this project because it is my heart’s desire to make a generous gift to you to work for a charity in your country. I don’t mind if you are a Christian or Muslim or Hindu or Buddhist rather my only paramount concern here is whether I can trust you because this generation is filled up with greedy and fraudulent people all over the world. I will give you more details as soon as I h! ear from you. Looking forward to your urgent response. Kind regards. Mrs. Marina C. Paulson. Email: Mrs. Marina C. Paulson –

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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