Mr. David Newman – Attention Beneficiary, (Inheritance Scam)

This one promises millions if I respond, otherwise it’ll go to someone else.  Trying to elicit a sense of urgency is a classic tactic these thieves use.  Don’t respond…they’re just going to ask you for money to release your funds, which will never arrive.  You’ll just be out however much this scammer decides to ask for.  ~BD

From: Mr. David Newman <test@pfms.gov.zw>
Reply to:   investigationdept616@yahoo.com.hk  (Yahoo addresses are popular with scammers; easy to get, hard to trace.)

Attention Beneficiary,

Based on our investigation of your payment, we want to find out if you’re still alive or did you sign any deed of assignment with (Mrs. Grace Jackson.) to receive your fund,reply to us with:

Your Full Names……….  (Full nameS?  Sure.  Because I have several, you know.)
Your Home/Office Address…………
Your Tel Phone And cell phone……….
Your Occupation………………
Your Age/Sex……………  (Completely irrelevant info – this is a clue that this one’s a scam.)
The nearest Airport To Your Country A Copy Of Your Identity…………….  (Of course you want my ID.  That makes it all the easier to scam someone else by stealing my identity.  NEVER send anyone your passport or ID, people!)

This is because $5.6 Million has been approved in your favor for payment so get the above information to us fast and unfailingly today or your fund will be released to Mrs. Grace Jackson.

Best Regards,

Mr. David Newman.
Phone Number :+234 80-8603-4076
Chairman, Investigation and Debt Settlement Committee

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