Inheritance scams

Your Pending Inheritance/Contract Payment
[email protected]

Scam Email received 5/17/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

Anthony Becker

Other emails used:

[email protected],

Email Subject:

Your Pending Inheritance/Contract Payment

Your Pending Inheritance/Contract Payment – [email protected]

Barclay’s Bank Plc 1 Churchill Place London E14 5HP United Kingdom Compliment of the day to you! I Am Becker Anthony from Barclay’s Bank Plc 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP United Kingdom. I have been trying to reach you via Official Channel to this email to no avail. As this is based on your Pending Inheritance/Contract Funds of Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars due to you and each time we tried transferring the said fund to the Account we have! It’s a dead end. Below is your details and please confirm: Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank, South Cedar Branch Account Number: 5531824786 Bank Address: 797 South Main Street Swift Code: WFBIUS6S Routing Number: 124103799 Please if the above details is not correct,kindly indicate which of the payment option preferred: 1. Wire Transfer 2. Bank Draft 3. ATM Card Regards, Becker Anthony Mr Anthony Becker – [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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