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  • Inheritance Scam
  • How It Works
  • So what is an Inheritance Scam
  • Statistics of Inheritance Scam
  • How to be aware of Inheritance Scams in your daily life
  • Delivery Method and Age
  • An Inheritance Scam is when a scammer (usually disguised as a lawyer, banker or foreign official) may contact you out of the blue and inform you that you can claim a large sum of Inheritance from a distant relative
  • Warning Signs
  • In 2016 over $3,512,270 was lost to 3063 reports of Inheritance Scams, with 3% of that amount being financial losses. Approximately 46% of Males and 42% of females have been scammed while 12% of others have been scammed. dick
  • Where you can report scams
  • ACCC
  • In 2016 the delivery method that scammers use to contact you varied. The method's that were mostly used are mail and email. The target audience for these specific scams are 18-65.
  • A major sign of someone who is trying to scam you most likely contacts you of the blue by a scammer posing as a lawyer or banker and offering you a large inheritance from a distant relative or wealthy individual.
  • If you are ever caught in this scam, you can always send an inquiry to the ACCC and inform that about your problem. You can also always call your bank.
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