Noticeable increase in fraud reportsFeb 11th, 2009 | By critellilaw | Category: Public Service
In another variant of the scam the individual is told that he or she has inherited a bequest from a relative and funds are being held in a foreign bank. If the individual will pay the inheritance taxes the funds will be released.
The scam artist usually asks for identification information such as drivers license numbers, social security numbers, banking account numbers, etc. In some situations, impressive looking documents are forwarded to provide documentation or credibility. Sometimes the scam artist poses as an accountant, attorney, solicitor or barrister. If you have received such documentation beware it is probably false.
THESE ARE ALL SCAMS. DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY INFORMATION. YOU ARE BEING TARGETED AS A VICTIM OF FRAUD.
If you have received documentation or information from a stranger claiming to be an accountant, attorney, solicitors or barristers call a local professional whom you know and ask them to verify the individuals credentials and professional standing before giving any information.