Inheritance Scam - "Government Legal Department, Unclaimed Property Division"

Inheritance Scam - "Government Legal Department, Unclaimed Property Division"

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The email message below with the subject: "Government Legal Department, Unclaimed Property Division," which claims that the recipients have been identified as a distant relative of a deceased individual whose unclaimed property is in the possession of the Government, is an inheritance scam. The fraudulent email message was sent by scammers to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information and money.

The Inheritance Scam Email Message

From: Government Legal Department, Unclaimed Property Division<bvinfo@governmentlegal.gov.uk
[mailto: tsdpt @london.com]
Subject: Uncliamed Estate

Government Legal Department
Unclaimed Property Division
One Kemble Street
London, United Kingdom.

Unclaimed Estate Notification

You have been identified as the distant relative of a deceased individual whose unclaimed property is in the possession of the Government Legal Department (Unclaimed Property Division). Please contact the lawyer John Cruz for more information.

Lawyer Contact
Name: John Cruz

Email: lawyer.co.uk@ outlook.com

Contact the lawyer as soon as you receive this email

Do not forget to include your verification code BV29473870 / 1

Mayur Patel CBE

Head of Unclaimed Property Division

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  • December 18, 2016 at 5:31 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "I felt uneasy about this and finally Googled Unclaimed Property Division, Government Legal Department and saw the scam alert, they are getting very good, especially using Mr. Patel's name!

    Kind regards,



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Inheritance Scam - "Government Legal Department, Unclaimed Property Division"