20. Inheritance Notices
Let’s be honest, the thought of having a distant relative that passed away, leaving large sums of money isn’t common. In fact, it’s very rare and almost never happens.
Unfortunately, for some, this could be a dream come true, making them the perfect targets for this type of scam. This scheme starts with a mailed letter or email, claiming that a large sum of money needs to be received.
All that is needed of you is to send an amount of money to cover the administration and legal fees. With all the money that you are promised, sending this small amount of money to cover costs seems reasonable at first.
Over the years, thousands of people have fallen for scams like this, leaving them out of money, with no actual inheritance arriving.