Inheritance scams

My Dear Beloved in Christ

Scam Email received July 8, 2018 from
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My Dear Beloved in Christ

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My Dear Beloved in Christ

My Dear Beloved in Christ –

My Dear Beloved in Christ Greetings to you and your family. I am Mrs. Jennifer Johnson A widow to late Mr. Johnson Peter of Ivory Coast” I am 58 years old, my late Husband was a Director with the Construction Company here before his Sudden Death in this Country’s present political Crisis 2016, but before his death, he Deposited the Sum of¨$10 Million US dollars with one of the Bank here in Ivory Coast with my name and i am suffering from pancreatic cancer, My condition is really bad and it is quite obvious that I won’t live more than two months according to my doctors, and i have no Child who is going to take care of this Huge amount of Money, I am willing to donate the sum of $10,Million US dollars for you to help widows and the less privileged ones in the rural and urban areas and to carry out charity works in your Country and around the World on my Behalf.Once you indicate interest to assist me I will send you all the document related that you may need to proceed further. if you are interested. You can contact me through my personal email address (  Waiting for your Urgent Responds.Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.Yours in Christ.Mrs Jennifer  Johnson

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”

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