Inheritance scams

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Scam Email received 5/17/2019

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CAN I TRUST YOU ? – [email protected]

Hello Beloved ”Sorry for intruding upon your privacy. My name is Florinda Baldenegro From Ireland Married to Frank Baldenegro . I am currently ill with cancer disease and I wish to donate my inheritance that my late husband left with a financial institution ($45M). Recently, My doctor told me that I might not live for more than Three months from now due to my cancer illness. I want you to utilize it to establish business investments that will create job opportunities for the jobless population and less privileged. I will give you more details only if you are willing and ready to handle this project. Regards. Mrs Florinda Baldenegro FLORINDA BALDENEGRO – [email protected]

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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