Inheritance scams

We really want to confirm whether you are terminal sick.

Scam Email received June 29, 2018 from
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We really want to confirm whether you are terminal sick.

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We really want to confirm whether you are terminal sick.

We really want to confirm whether you are terminal sick. –

Dear Sir/Madam, We are hereby to confirmed whether it is true that you are terminal sick and you empower two gentlemen to came to our office to stand and claim your contract/inheritance funds due to your health condition, as they stand as Next-Of-Kin to you. Further more they provide bank account where this fund will be transfer. As matter of urgency, we told them to call back in three days time (3) and we decided to contact you first to confirmed the genuine of their submission of the letter through you. However, the directive we received is that we pay your compensation of US$2.5 Million Dollars through ATM/DEBIT MASTER CARD or option through your bank account. Note if you do not authorize them, kindly contact us immediately within 7 working days before this transfer will be made to the account they provide on your behalf. Again help us re-confirm the following data below.(1) Your Full Name (2) Your Home or Office Address (3) Your Cell telephone Numbers (4) Your Identification (5) Your Occupation/Age (6) Your Bank account details The moment this information across to us, we have to act accordingly without delay. Regards, Mr.Igwe James Director of foreign operation (CBN) Tel:+234-8083849417

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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