Inheritance scams


Scam Email received June 27, 2018 from
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Sent from: DR JOE WOODMAN AM SORRY TO TELL YOU IF THIS IS TRUE How are you today? hope all is right with you; Please I advised that you should read this email message very carefully and urgently get back to me immediately to avoid wrong delivery of your overdue inheritance unpaid ATM CARD fund worth of $4.8 Million USD, presently in our custody United Nation.Based on the meeting held yesterday with the United Nations Official,US Embassy Republic of Benin Official and IMF officials In collaboration with Office of the Presidency Republic of Benin and Federal Ministry of Finance F.M.F Republic of Benin regarding all overdue inheritance payment File of which your name and email ID was listed among the unpaid beneficiary, I am writing to inform you that your files appeared on our desk to pay you a partial payment of $4.8 million US Dollars of your funds for this First quarter of the year. But we are having misunderstanding because a lady by name Mrs. Monica Ohge, from United States of America called our Office on Monday stating that she is your new next of kin that you have given her the power of attorney to claim your unpaid ATM CARD Fund worth of $4.8 Million USD, she clearly informed our Office that you have instructed her to receive the funds on your favor that you are greatly sick which makes it impossible for you to answer all our calls and email to you so far that you cannot work or answer any calls due your presently health condition. Executive Board of Director Federal Ministry of Finance Republic of Benin are currently so confuse about her claim that is why the authority instructed me to contact you for us to know if she is telling us the truth or not to avoid delivering of your unpaid fund worth of $4.8 Million USD to unexpected person as we have no clue about this person Mrs. Monica Ohge.She also forwarded below information DETAILS to us for the delivery of your unpaid inheritance Payment worth the total sum of $4.8 Million USD. (FULL NAME– Mrs. Monica Ohge Email- COUNTRY–USA ADDRESS==3500 OLD DETON RD APT 208; CARROLLTON, TEXAS 75007 PHONE NUMBER–844) 218-1683)she is ready to pay the needed shipping and assurance fee of $290 USD for the immediate delivery of the ATM CARD to her as your next of kin as you instructed her kindly check this information and name if we can go ahead and deliver the funds to her info. After she provided this info to us, she instructed us not to bother or disturbed ourselves by contacting you because you cannot access your email presently due to your present health condition that we should delivered the funds to her provided information directly because she is now acting on your behalf. if she is lying against you kindly reconfirm your directly information to us urgent to avoid wrong delivery. you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( Mr.Jonathan Akeh ) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information: CONTACT AGENT NAME: Mr.Jonathan Akeh E-MAIL: ( PHONE NUMBER: +229 66244881 1. Your Full Name: 2. Your Cell phone No: 3. Your Country: – 4. Your Home Address: 5. Your nearest airport: 6. your occupation: – We wait to hear from you soon don’t keep us waiting for your own good if this info is untrue. Your Sincerely DIRECTOR.GARRY WOODMAN

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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