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New Twist On Inheritance Email Scam

Our WITN viewer got an email from a Dr. Stanley Lawson with the "Contract Award and Iiheritance Committee" (note the misspelling). The email says they believe one of your relatives passed away, and all you have to do is send some information. Then you're entitled to $19.6 million. The email says the deceased is their "late subcontractor," which they assume is a family member of yours. Note, there's no mention in the email of who the person is. But the email does ask for all sorts of personal information, including, quote "your identity." Another red flag in this one is misspelled words. Scam experts say never give out any personal information in an unsolicited email


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