Inheritance Scam

WHAT IS AN Inheritance Scam?

Victims receive a letter, call or email stating that they have been left a large fortune. However, to have the funds released, victims must first pay the administration fees and taxes.

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OF CASES REPORTED
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WORTH OF MONEY LOST
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  • Unexpected gifts of money and windfalls
  • When you receive official-looking letters or emails, be sure to research the sender's identity before taking any action
  • Correspondence that asks for your bank account details or personal information
  • Bad grammar
  • Ignore the correspondence. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • Do not send money to strangers, even if they claim the money will be used to unlock a greater fortune
  • Do not transfer money to anyone

What to look out for

  • Unexpected gifts of money and windfalls
  • When you receive official-looking letters or emails, be sure to research the sender's identity before taking any action
  • Correspondence that asks for your bank account details or personal information
  • Bad grammar

How to protect yourself

  • Ignore the correspondence. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • Do not send money to strangers, even if they claim the money will be used to unlock a greater fortune
  • Do not transfer money to anyone

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