Inheritance letter scam
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of an inheritance scam involving letters arriving by mail.
The letters explain that an unknown relative died, leaving a sizable inheritance, and a personal email response is requested.
The scam artist will usually ask the intended victim for a social security number or other personal banking information.
It should be noted that the scam letter will suspiciously have no return address.
If you suspect you have received such a letter, please notify your local law enforcement agency, and do not try to contact the sender.