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Scam Email Inheritance Scam

April 25, 2024

Below is an Email Inheritance Scam which was emailed to my wife. Yet another scam by criminals from other countries attempting to lure individuals into their scam. There are several different variations of this scam and how they victimize individuals.

Oh sure it seems as though if you go along with the fraud you will gain from this. The individuals are looking to gain your trust and will utilize any method to separate you from your money. The documents they send will require you to fill out personal information. They will tell you that the court requires social security numbers, date of birth, full name and proof of a bank account.

HELLO! You’ll give them what they need to rip you off.

They may also send legitimate looking court papers telling you that you need to send them the inheritance tax before they can send you the inheritance money.

Dear Robinson,

I am David Nanga, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Walter Robinson, a native of your country, who used to work with Ocean Energy Petroleum Company in Nigeria as a contractor; herein-after shall be referred to as my client.

On the 21st of April 2000, my client, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Lokoja/Ilorin express road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives.
This has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track any of his relatives over the Internet. I got your contact on the internet and therefore decided to contact you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit were lodged.

The bank where the deceased had an account valued at about US$12.5 Million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next twenty-one official working days.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating his relatives for over six (6) years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$12.5 Million dollars can be paid to you, and then you and I can share the money: 60%
for me and 40% for you. I have all legal documents to backup our claim.

All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us actualize this deal. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.

Please get in touch with your Full name, address and telephone number.

Best regards,

David Nanga.

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