WHAT IS AN INHERITANCE SCAM?
You receive a letter, call or email stating you've been left a large fortune. However, to have the funds released, you must first pay the administration fees and taxes.
Look out for these scam signs
Be suspicious of unexpected gifts of money and windfalls.
Be sure to research the sender's identity before taking any action.
Correspondence that asks for your bank account details or personal information.
This is a tell-tale sign of a scam.
How to stay safe
Inheritance Scam: Real Stories
27 May 2020 | Inheritance Scam
Don't respond to unsolicited emails offering money
At 2.08pm on 26 May 2020 Tuesday, I received an email to my personal email (Junk folder) with my full name in the subject title. I opened it and read the entire email as it had all my details. I was…...
24 Mar 2020 | Inheritance Scam
I have just received a fax saying that the person, edith hans-adam from leichtenstein, will be dying any moment and has an inheritance valued at $24,150,000 in his family vault. He wants me to be his…...
02 Jun 2019 | Inheritance Scam
I received an Inheritance Scam letter through fax!
I received a fax from a Keith Oliver stating that I was eligible to receive the death benefit payout of his late client. According to him, his late client had died without a surviving relative. Due to…...
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