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Inheritance letter scam

December 16, 2018

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.

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