Inheritance scams


Scam Email received June 14, 2018 from
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Re-Certification –

Beneficiary!! Herewith Re-Certification of Int&l Payment Transactions of Foreign Beneficiary&s Inheritance/Compensation fund disbursement of 2018 second quarter of the year Implementation. In alliance with UN, International Financial Corporation (IFC) of World Bank mass assisted fund project release with recent Economic Advancement & Development Program summit to bailout debts within the globe e.g; Asia, Africa, Europe and USA. We have made comprehensive services in wide range for safe and quick release of foreign beneficiaries payments that involves business investment Failure, Inheritance,Contracts Awards, Diplomatic Consignment Delivery, ATM, Transfer Payment, E.T.C. The Authority mandated Bank for International Settlements in desk of Foreign Payment Supervision to monitor and control all financial affairs of beneficiary Entitlement payments. We have key into GIS Watch Information Technology and Communications (ICT) System, and confirmed your name and email stated on the manifest list submitted by International Fund Corporation (IFC) Surveillance & Enforcement to compile names of beneficiaries who are victims, and have not get been paid till date. Kindly re-confirm your Name & Address,including with photocopy of your ID for proper identification and total involvement sum for our certification for Processing & Signing of documents for final Release Order of your entitlement said sum as we prevent your involvement from scam activities as we guide you to make claims of your fund through an Authorized Payment Interface Bank. In receipt of these above details we shall proceed to complete your transaction through fast track payment scheme. Yours Respectfully, Dr. Franklyn R. Sibanda IFC; Foreign Payment Representative Genève – Switzerland Phone: +41 41 588 00 26

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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