Inheritance Letter Sample: How The Scam Works
How do the inheritance scams work? Very simple and effective for the scammers, like in the Marvin Roger Law scam. Let’s look at an inheritance letter sample and format.
You receive a message – usually by email – but sometimes via regular mail or social media as well – from somebody who claims to be the widow, the lawyer, or the children of somebody who recently passed away. The death’s reason could be any, from aviation accident to coronavirus spread.
It could even come from your pen pal, who has been building a friendship with you in the last few months, but now somebody in his/her family just died. Most often, these deaths have occurred in a plane crash. The story has a very moving scenario, which is the reason why the inheritance scams still work.
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The person will tell you that they got an inheritance in a foreign bank and they need help getting the funds out. You’ll be asked for help and as a reward, you will get 20 or 30% of the total inheritance.
You will be provided with an attorney’s number or somebody who will apparently take care of the whole process in that foreign country (usually the Netherlands or England) and you are supposed to call him, to arrange the details.
To start the process, the lawyer will need a few fees, which victims usually pay knowing that they will get a good chunk of the inheritance later on. Of course, it never happens.
How To Avoid The Inheritance Scam:
Learn how an inheritance letter sample looks like. Never fall for a request for help in getting money out of a foreign country. The scammers know that a large proportion of the people they contract through e-mail or Facebook messages are not knowledgeable enough to recognize that this is just a scam.
Inheritance Scams: How To Report a Scammer
Make your family and friends aware of inheritance scams by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers or any type of inheritance letter sample to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
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