No internet connection

No Internet Connection Detected

Inheritance Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

Online users who have received fake email messages like the one below which claim they are supposed to receive a so-called inheritance are asked to delete the same messages. This is because the fake messages are phishing scams. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information and money.

Inheritance Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

The scammers, pretending to be a celebrity, trick their potential victims into sending them their information by claiming they will receive her inheritance or donation. Once the scammers have gotten their potential victims information, they will subsequently contact them and ask them to send money in order to claim their donation. But, if the potential victims send their money, the scammers will collect it and disappear.

Remember, never send money to receive donations or lottery prizes. And, once you are asked to do so, it is more than likely a scam.

A Sample of an Inheritance Scam


I am Mr.Barrister Neverus Ekra.A Banker,I have something very Important to Discuss with you about your inheritance fund left for you in my bank by A late customer who have the-same last name with you,I'll advise you contact me via email ( more details.

Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search Search engine.

Click here help maintain Online Threat Alerts (OTA).

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
Would you share this article with others?  +

Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews

There are no comments as yet, please leave one below or revisit.

To protect your privacy, please do not post or remove sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews.

Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review

NB: We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users.

Your post will be set as an anonymous because you are not signed in. Anonymous posts cannot be edited or deleted. Sign-in.

Inheritance Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers