Inheritance scams


Scam Email received June 22, 2018 from
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I am Mrs.Cherry Ose I am suffering from terminal cancer and the doctors have told me that I have few weeks to live. I want to donate my inheritance out under your supervision to benefit the less privileged. Email Me with your personal information for more details if you can be of an assistance to carry out this great task and my dream to reach out to the orphans and widows fill the following information to enable me to forward it to the bank where the money is deposited as the new beneficiary to cliam the fund and i will orlder my lawyer to send all the leggal document to you waiting to hear from you soon First name.. Middle name. Last name. Address..Occupation.. Age City. State Zip/Postal code.. Nationality. Home phone. Cell phoneGod bless you

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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