Inheritance scams


Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from MASTERCARD@LOCALHOST.COM

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Dear Beneficiary.We wish to inform you that the United Nations (UN) has authorized us to remit to you the total sum of $2.5million USD (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars). This amount is to be paid to you because of the fact that you were selected as a beneficiary of the United Nations Poverty Alliviation Program (UNPAP) held in United State of America Washington DC, by the United Nations. This program is inline with the social responsibility of the United Nations Organization, which is held once every year to change the living status of seven (7) lives around the Globe.The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital programs. It comprises two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and the International Development Association (IDA). The World Bank is an international organization dedicated to providing financing, advice and research to developing nations to aid their economic advancement. The World Bank was created out of the Bretton Woods agreement as a result of many European and Asian countries needing financing to fund reconstruction efforts.The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to developing countries. It is the largest and most famous development bank in the world and is an observer at the United Nations Development Group. The World Bank&s money comes from a number of different sources. IBRD, which provides loans to middle-income countries and to poorer countries able to repay loans at terms based on market rates, raises most of its funds on the world&s financial markets by selling World Bank bonds to investors.The World Bank was created at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, along with three other institutions, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The president of the World Bank is, traditionally, an American. The World Bank and the IMF are both based in Washington, D.C, and work closely with each other.Your Inheritance/Winning payment was paid to us, by United Nations and they have successfully succeeded in depositing your whole Funds with us here at Stanard Chartered Bank (SCB). They have now ordered us to take full responsibility in the Wire transfer process of the whole $2.5 Million USD (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) to your nominated Bank Account or if you want the Funds to be issued into an ATM Master Card for you which you will have access to withdraw $2,000 dollars daily. That means that you will continously receive a daily limit of $2,000.00USD from the Card and you can make use of this Card at any ATM Machine all over the World.To begin this transaction now, you need to send us the details below to enable us proceed on how to get this Card to you in your home address.Also have it in mind that you have two method of receiving your Funds, so it is left to you now to make a choice of delivery either by Wire Transfer or by ATM card.Note that Wire Transfer will cost you $200. Delivery of the Card will cost you $150.Below are the information needed for now for your transfer. 1. Personal Details: Full Name: Country: City: Current Address: Age/Gender: Occupation: Direct Mobile Number: Mr Frank Amos MASTERCARD@LOCALHOST.COM

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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