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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  • by elijah williams Location: GEORGIA on Apr 23, 2008 at 05:28 AM
  • by Hank Location: Washington on Apr 9, 2008 at 06:17 PM
    This question is about the switch-over to all digital TV. We are told that we will be able to continue getting TV if we are signed up to a Cable service. That birings up this question. If a person keeps his/her analog set, will the cable company start charging extra for the conversion service (or a converter box) AND charge extra (as they do now) for "upgrading" to the digital service?
  • by shandel Location: lewiston on Feb 27, 2008 at 03:57 PM
    i just checked my email not to long ago after i had heard about the scam dealing with inheritance and mine said it was from geneva switzerland and something else about the british government. but i just hope hope that you still encourage people to be smart about it because your information in someone else hand is no longer yours.

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