Nigerian Inheritance Scam
There is a serious proliferation of scams which originate from the country of Nigeria. These scams are often referred to as a “419 scam” dubbed so because this is the penal code for which these crimes are prosecuted in that country. Apparently they are the number one scam producing country in the world. So I would like to show the latest, which has shown up on my doorstep(so to speak) and explain a little bit about it. I call it the Karen Smith Email Inheritance Scam.
Lke the most of these 419’s I am warmly greeted as Beneficiary(quite the personal touch, yes?) Then”she”introduces herself and lets me kow where she obtained my contact information. Below is the email word for word as well as the email address it was sent from. Oddly enough, the name on the email does not match hers.(Big surprise)
Bad grammar, a common telltale sign this is a scam. She got my info from a Christian website. I don’t belong to any Christian websites. She is dying of cancer,(causing my heart to bleed for her of course)only has three months to live,is an elderly widow, is heirless, and wants to leave her husbands millions(which he left to her) to anybody but her God forsaken greedy family who is bent on letting her die. So anybody but them deserves her inheritance.
This is where I come in. If I am interested in inheriting her millions, she urges me to contact her lawyer, a Mr. Michael Newton currently residing in The U.K.Contact information is provided as well as some sort of code which is to be mentioned when initiating contact proving I am truly the heir of choice.