I get an email yesterday. It says this man (forgot name) has died. He is a very wealthy man with no heirs that he knows of, but hired a lawyer to find him an heir. His estate is worth 5.5 million dollars. He is from Canada, never married, never had children, but did have 1 sibling who he had'nt seen in 50 years. Ok, so this email says that after a long drawn out search, they finally found me, (yes me). And I am the heir to his estate. Hmmm, ok. Thinking as far as I know, none of my family has ever been to Canada, let alone born there. Then this lawyer in the email says, to confirm that I am his legal heir, he needs additional information. (Now I get curious) The information he wants is:
Name (first, middle and last)
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Social Security Number
Children's date of birth
Children's social security number's.
Ok, so if I'm the legal heir as he claimed, and he did all the checking and investigating and says that I am the heir, wouldn't he already know all the info about me? And what does my children and their information have to do with me being an heir to someone I never ever heard of?
Then I remembered, years ago someone I know got almost the same type of email. And she gave him all her information. Few weeks later she was literally in the poor house. Her account was drained dry. She and the bank got together, the money was taken from her account and sent to an account in Switzerland where that account had been closed already. No more information available. She lost thousand's of dollars. All of her savings that it took her years to save.
So, lights and bell's going off in my head, I emailed this person. I told him he had the wrong person, and I felt he was pulling a scam of some kind and I will be reporting him immediately. About 3 minutes after I sent the email to him I get a reply, it says..........
Awwwwwww, come on. Do you think I would really do that? Be serious doll.
Hmmmm, and this reply supposedly came from a lawyer? YEA RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not getting my money, not today, not ever!!! I'm keeping what little money I have.
So, if you ever receive an email for something like this, DELETE IT, it's just a scam.
Have a great day all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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