Inheritance scams


Scam Email received July 9, 2018 from
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission Wuse Zone 10, Garki Abuja – Nigeria YOUR OUTSTANDING PAYMENT Good day, this is to inform you of your Long overdue Payment outstanding in our Banking records .I saw your name in the central Computer among list of unpaid inheritance claims individuals and have to update your information??s through this email contact for immediate confirmation,Your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part-payment of US$10.500,000,00 (Ten million five hundred thousand United State dollars) and it has been approved already for payment months ago. However we received an email from one, DAVID WAYNE SCARBERRY of BLUFFTON OHIO USA , who told us that he is your next of kin and that you died in a car accident last four months back. He has also submitted his account information??s to the office department for transfer of the fund to him as your inheritor. Below are the new banking details we received from DAVID WAYNE SCARBERRY Bank name: Bank of America Address: 115 E COLLEGE AVE A2 BLUFFTON OHIO 45817 ABA: 103000017 (all other) ABA: 026009593 (International) ACCT. #:003042656833 ACCT Name: FMS Investments Inc. We are now verifying by contacting your email address as we have in our Bank records before we can make the transfer into his account and for us to conclude confirmation if you are dead or not. Please, confirm response immediately before our action release of the outstanding payment against your name listed out. Upon this, I request you to send your full personal information as soon as possible to enable this department finalize the transfer of the fund release to your nominated foreign Bank Account. This department needs the following informations from you urgently. 1, Full Names______________________ 2, Telephone_________________________ 3, Contact Address___________________ 4, Age_______________________________ 5, Occupation________________________ 6, Sex_______________________________ 7, Fax Number________________________ Once again, I apologize to you on behalf of International Monetary fund Agency towards this contact and proper confirmation required urgently from you if alive. please direct your respond to this my private email address Thanks Yours Sincerely Dr Stephen Nelson International Monetary Fund Agency

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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