Norfolk Scam Alert - Fake Inheritance Letters
13th December 2011
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Norfolk residents are receiving scam letters sent to their work addresses offering a share of a large inheritance because they share their surname with the deceased. An example of one of these letters can be seen here.


These letters often claim to come from a bank in the Far East, but they are regularly posted in the UK. Scammers will often use the name of a real bank, and sometimes the name of a real employee or director at the bank, to make their scams seem more plausible. However, they will ask consumers to make contact through ‘disposable’ email addresses and telephone numbers which do not relate to the real business.


If you receive a scam letter like this you can report it to Action Fraud via their online fraud reporting tool or to Consumer Direct via their online reporting form

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