State Department Inheritance Scam

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The FBI says emails are going around where the scammer claims to have verified an inheritance from another country belonging to you. To make the email appear legitimate, the email has information from the Department of State's website, including a lengthy explanation of how they verified your money. The FBI says the email is written to make you trust the sender. The scammer also requests a payment in order to handle the discrepancy in the currency conversion or for taxes. The FBI says, this email is a scam. The Department of State does not make unsolicited contact with individuals regarding matters such as inheritances.

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