Inheritance scams

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Scam Email received 5/18/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

Sodik Morak

Other emails used:

[email protected],

Email Subject:


GREETINGS. – [email protected]

Dear friend, I am the Director in charge of the foreign remittance department here in this bank, and I am contacting you regarding our deceased Immigrant property Magnate, he is from Over sea Country, also referred to as one of costumer here in the bank who dead along with his next of kin. I would like you to stand as the NEXT OF KIN / relative to my deceased client, who made some deposits of $25,000,000,00 and a consignment of 6 KG of Gold for safe keeping with a bank here in my country Lome-Republic of Togo. Bank (NAME WITHHELD). He died without any registered NEXT OF KIN and as such the funds now have an open beneficiary mandate. If you are interested please try and get back to me so that i can give you comprehensive details on what we are to do. I urgently hope to get your response as soon as possible. Please reply through the receipt of this mail; I sharing ratio stands 50% for you and also 50% for me. Kindly contact me back to enable me to give you the full details of this transaction for your better understanding. Kindly forward all the required information’s to me urgently. Sodik Morak. Sodik Morak – [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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