Inheritance scams

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ken.uzo@yahoo.com


Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from www@cocoa.ocn.ne.jp

ken.uzo@yahoo.com
ken.uzo@yahoo.com
Email From:

www@cocoa.ocn.ne.jp

Subject:

PLEASE YOU ARE ADVICE TO READ THIS MESSAGE CAREFULLY BEFORE REPLYING

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PLEASE YOU ARE ADVICE TO READ THIS MESSAGE CAREFULLY BEFORE REPLYING


PLEASE YOU ARE ADVICE TO READ THIS MESSAGE CAREFULLY BEFORE REPLYING – ken.uzo@yahoo.com


Attention: PLEASE YOU ARE ADVICE TO READ THIS MESSAGE CAREFULLY BEFORE REPLYING There is an issue with the UBA transfer department in full inheritance payment of $5.8 Million united state dollars directed in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308 at the owner of this email address and it was scheduled earlier to pay you via International online bank transfer, It became imperative to contact you on the subject matter because after the fund has been brought to our office for remit, somebody from your country by name Charles Porter contacted us and said you are on sick bed and ordered him to contact us to remit the USD$5.8 Million using his information to pick up your fund presently under our custody for transfer on your behalf. The Official responsible for the presentation of your money valued USD$5.8 Million inheritance quickly granted approvals to their application now waiting for final endorsement from Board of Trustees. When our UBA Debit Note was submitted to my desk for final Approvals before forwarding it to Board for endorsement, I noticed that there are discrepancies as there was no evidence of authorization letter from you for Charles Porter to receive the fund on your behalf. I urgently summoned The Official responsible for the presentation of the winning and directed him to stop the movement of the funds and at the same time placed a stop order instruction on the funds pending when your views and comments are received with regards to this matter. I hereby urged you to call or email me urgently for your comments which will be highly appreciated if you are still alive or not on sick bed to commence with your payment accordingly, because we will not hesitate to continue the payment transfer activation with the name of the gentleman on claim if no response comes from you. Contact me on this e-mail (ken.uzo@yahoo.com)as your silence will be a clear indication that you authorized him to effect the above changes. Also fill the information below to help us facilitate your payment 1) Your Full Name 2) Country and City: 3) Phone:. 3) Home/ Office Address:. 4) Profession/Occupation and Age:. YOUR URGENT RESPOND IS HIGHLY NEEDED. REGARDS, Dr. Kennedy Uzoka DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, ken.uzo@yahoo.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”

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