Inheritance scams

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Scam Email received June 17, 2018 from
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Dear Friend, I am Mrs. AnaMaria Graham a German Citizen based in the United Kingdom and married to Late Engr Brown Graham {PhD} who worked with MULTINATIONAL OIL COMPANY EXXON AS A DRILLING RIG SUPPLIER in Kuwait for 19 years before he died on the 22nd August 2008. We were married for twenty four years without a child.He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death, he deposited some money with a bank here in the United Kingdom and this fund is presently with the bank awaiting my disbursement as beneficiary and next of kin to the funds.Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next Eight months due to cancer problem. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a good person that will utilize this money in good faith.l took this decision because I don&t have any child that will inherit this money. I kept this deposit secret till date, this is why I am taking this decision. I don&t think i will need any telephone communication in this regard because of the confidentiality of this transfer.Upon your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank.I will also issue a letter of authorization to the bank that will prove you are the present beneficiary of this money. Reply to my very confidential email address below{}Await your responds and God bless you.Mrs. Ana Maria Graham

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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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

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  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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