Inheritance scams

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Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from
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*Hello ARE YOU ALIVE?* *Attention:. Confirm your information for immediate release of your 1.5 million Euros through online banking if you are alive.* *One Mr.james borgenson forwarded this information to us that you are dead by motor accident that he is your next of kin to have the funds,we doubt him by write you kindly send your information if you are the owner of this email address.* *Your 1.5 million Euros had be transferred through lavantBank spain You advice to Contact Mr.Damrong Phomdouangsy send your informationas follows:* *1) Your full name2) Your private telephone numbers.3) Your contact address..4) Your passport copyContact person Mr.Damrong * *Thanksonline coordinator*

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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