Inheritance scams

Good Day
[email protected]

Scam Email received 5/18/2019

Email From:

Sender Name:

Richard Philip Richard

Other emails used:

[email protected],

Email Subject:

Good Day

Good Day – [email protected]

Dear Respectfully, I write to seek for your indulgence on a US$9.7Million deal, I am an Insurance agent by profession, this funds was supposed be paid to my late client as Life Assurance policy, he died interstate without any next of kin in case of eventuality and now the paying institution has mandated me as the agent that I present the next of kin to this funds from now till second week of December after which the government will confiscate it. Due to the fact you have a similar last name with him and With the papers in my possession, I will make you the sole beneficiary to this payment by submitting your credentials to the bank as the next of kin after which you and I will share it equally among ourselves than leaving this opportunity for other insurance agents to benefit or allowing it paid into the government coffers as unclaimed policy. Best Regards Richard Philip Richard Philip Richard – [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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