Who doesn’t dream of receiving a surprise inheritance? Unfortunately, scammers know that people do dream of such things, and they play on people’s hopes to defraud them of their money.
This is a typical inheritance scam message, probably sent randomly to tens of thousands of people. (Sorry, but you weren’t singled out.) The scammer claims to be an investigator who is trying to find the heir to a fortune. It could be you! Actually, it isn’t — because there is no fortune, and there is no investigator either. There’s just a scammer trying to invent a way to pick your pocket.
From: Julie Emrick email@example.com
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 01:16:21 +0000
I’m Investigator Julie Emrick from J & E Private investigators. We are in search of a last name match for an inheritance. I was employed by Attorney A. Williams. Your last name was the only match found. Kindly contact Albertw110@bsdmail.com for more info
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