Inheritance scams

Urgent From Mrs Joy Alamata

Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from
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Urgent From Mrs Joy Alamata

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Urgent From Mrs Joy Alamata

Urgent From Mrs Joy Alamata –

Sent from: Mrs Joy Alamata Cargo Unit: George Bush Intercontinental Airport Address: 2800 N Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032, United States Email:( Direct Telephone: +1 (281) 410 1612 ATTENTION: Final Notice of Your Package In view of your inability to receive your package with registration #: CT8100AF from National UK Lottery London united kingdom/ west African United nation payment Compensation and Inheritance payment Board originally scheduled to be delivered to you by an agency, EMS Logistics delivery Diplomatic service (E.M.S) This package in a Golden metal box valued $3.5Million USD (Three Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) mistakenly arrived at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston TX terminal 1 via Delta Airline flight no.BA297 from Heathrow airport London sometime ago. The package with registration no, #: CT8100AF has been cleared by the USA customs and is 100% legitimate. The agency, attached to the airport, city express delivery (c.e.d) that conveying your consignment trunk box have just return the package to our storage facility at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, due to incomplete address. Please reconfirm these information&s bellow; 1. Your Full Name: 2. Your current address: . 3. Your phone number: .. 4. Nearest airport to your location.. 5. Your Occupation: . Therefore, I am writing to inform you that the days of grace has elapsed and they shall begin to charge the daily storage fee which will enable the diplomat to clear your package and proceed finally to your address today. Your Urgent Attention to this letter will determine the delivery of your package today your package will be delivered within hours to your home address and this notice is our last recovery notice to you as our department will be compelled to shortlist your package as an unclaimed consignment if you did not comply within 72 hours of this notice. Please call: The Diplomat Agent Right now MR.Philip Walter UN AGENT, on +1 (281) 410 1612 Best regards, Mrs Joy Alamata. UN CHIEF ON PAYMENT MATTERS West African regional office

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

    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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