Inheritance scams

Payment Confirmation"

Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from
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Payment Confirmation"

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Email Subject:

Payment Confirmation"

Payment Confirmation" –

Attn: Beneficiary: We received a payment credit instruction from United Nations to credit your account with your full Inheritance fund of US$25Million USD from their reserve account with our bank. However, you are required to provide the followings datas below: {1}. Your Full Name and Address.: {2}. Your Tel, Cell and Fax: {3}. Your Bank name and address.: {4}. Your A/c Name and A/c Numbers.: {5}. Your Swift Code / Routing Numbers.: {6}. A Copy of Your Valid ID (7) Your Current Occupation; Please do provide the above information accurately, because this office cannot afford to be held liable for any wrong transfer of funds or liability of funds credited into a ghost account. Thank you for choosing FCMB BANK LIMITED. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you. call +447452052646 Thanks and God bless you Yours in Service, FCMB BANK LIMITED

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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