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Inheritance come-ons?

Polonius3 994 | 12,367
24 Mar 2016 #1
Have any of you ever received such a come-on? The theme is always the same. Some long-lost relative died in an accident and they are searching for that person's sole heir. You stand to collect millions, all you have to do is remit a nominal registration fee (eg $5000 or so) and they'll do the rest....

For the heck of it I once tracked down the sender to a London bank. He gave a nice English-sounding name like Nigel White or Andrew Harris (that was over 20 years ago!). When I finally got him on the phone I coudl barely understand his wog (Indian. Pakistani or some much) accent. Naturally I didn't fall for his highly transparent scam.

Does this also occur in otehr countries?

Dear Beneficiary,

This is to officially inform you that we have written to you before without getting respond from you and we believe that our previous mail did not get to you therefore we write you again. We are contacting you concerning the release of your inheritance / Lottery fund / Draft /Cheque /ATM Card which have been delayed for transfer by some officials who claim to be in position of your fund thereby extorting money from you in one way or the other.

Your Fund has finally been approved for transfer by the United Nations Fund Monitoring Unit. Your fund will be transfer to you via MasterCard ATM which is cashable in any ATM machine or Bank anywhere in the world...... (etc,. etc.....)
dolnoslask 6 | 2,935
24 Mar 2016 #2
Ah the Nigerian 419 scam, happens everywhere.

There is a Polish Grand daughter scam, someone turns up at an old persons house and claims the grand daughter is in trouble and needs, money. The money is handed over never to be seen again.
OP Polonius3 994 | 12,367
24 Mar 2016 #3
never to be seen again

That's called "przekręt na wnuka" (the grandson scam).

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