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“I write to you in good faith and trust that you will take a moment to consider the contents of this letter.
I am Andreas Peterson, the Chief Auditor of Lloyds Financial Services Ltd, United Kingdom.” Sound familiar?
Since the letter’s recipients share the same last name as the deceased, they’re given the opportunity to claim part of the will in exchange for “legal fees”.
Scammers like Andreas persist because every now and again someone takes the bait.
But more scammers are using social media sites to spread malware and phish for information.
Fake gift cards and survey scams account for more than half of all social media attacks.
These emails try to trick the recipient into giving their personal details.
A common ploy is claiming their account has been compromised and they direct the recipient to a fake, but official-looking, website to “fix” the user’s login details.
To finalise the trade, the scammer asks the seller to forward this extra money to a “shipping company”.