Inheritance scams

THE DELIVERY MAN HAS JUST ARRIVED NOW, PLEASE CALL HIM (253) 237 3230.
patrickonu51@yahoo.com


Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from CBN@mbe.ocn.ne.jp

patrickonu51@yahoo.com
patrickonu51@yahoo.com
Email From:

CBN@mbe.ocn.ne.jp

Subject:

THE DELIVERY MAN HAS JUST ARRIVED NOW, PLEASE CALL HIM (253) 237 3230.

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patrickonu51@yahoo.com, patrickonu51@yahoo.com

Email Subject:

THE DELIVERY MAN HAS JUST ARRIVED NOW, PLEASE CALL HIM (253) 237 3230.


THE DELIVERY MAN HAS JUST ARRIVED NOW, PLEASE CALL HIM (253) 237 3230. – patrickonu51@yahoo.com


FROM THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN) GOVERNOR GODWIN EMEFIELE This is to inform you that your delivery man has arrived with your inheritance cash trunk box value $8.3 million dollars in SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WASHINGTON as their transit. I want you to know that you have 24 hours to call him now with this line (253) 237-3230 or email (patrickonu51@yahoo.com),then ask to speak to the diplomatic deliveryman in person of Mr. Patrick Onu in the United States. Let us know if you are still interested to get your trunk box delivered to you today? As he has been waiting to hear from you to enable him get to your home address without missing his way. For your information, the deliveryman with your package is not aware of the content of the trunk box for security purpose. Please do not tell him to avoid running away with your funds. On no account should you let him know about the content of the consignment to avoid evil intention. Most importantly you are advised to send your full data to him, which include (1)your Full Name, (2)Current Residential Address,(3) Direct Cell Number, and A copy of any identity card to verify that you are the right receiver to avoid mistakes, and bear in mind that you have to clear the trunks once the delivery man arrive the Airport. Note that you must call me as soon as you receive this email for more discussion, Also reconfirm your full current address and valid phone number to the Delivery officer via his above email address once you receive this email to enable him deliver your cash consignment box to your house without any further delay or mistake. You are advised not to waste his time at the airport, so that he would not be stranded in any way because he will return if he finds out that you are not doing anything to get him over to your house. CONGRATULATIONS. GODWIN EMEFIELE, NEW EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA patrickonu51@yahoo.com

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.

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  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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