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Has anyone received a letter from Canada stating that they have been left 2 million dollars in a patients will who had recently passed away? No money required. No personal information required. Only a statement notarized that proves that I am who I state that I am. No SSN, no DOB, no bank info, nothing, and no money. I am torn. I will not give them any info or any money obviously but I am wondering if anyone else has received a similar letter?

Thank you kindly,

Jersey BSN now MSN, APRN, FNP-C!

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Really? You want to know if this is a scam?

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I think we need some kind of symbol or code phrase here on AN that stands for "Just registering that I have seen this and let it be known that I am taking the high road."

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Just kidding, Jersey (sort of). Yes. It sounds slightly scammy.

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It seems like some sort of stupidity test, to me. You bite if you're brainless, then they slowly reel you in.

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Can you say "identity theft"? You want some unknown person walking around with a document that says they are you?

In answer to the question, no, I haven't heard from anyone getting such a letter.

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Yup, I got a similar letter. I responded and got $2M.

Honest. If you want more information, please PM your name, DOB, SSN and mother's maiden name.....

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It's true -- just like the time my Nigerian prince boyfriend told me I will inherit his riches after I bail him out of jail. :whistling:

Seriously, yes it's a scam. (doubly so if you're trolling.)

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It's a long shot, but stranger things have happened. Talk to a Canadian lawyer who specializes in wills and estates.

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if it sounds to good to be true it usually is.

On the other hand I have several billion dollars sitting in a Nigerian bank account that I just have to send $500 to release. I told them they were welcome to take the $500 release fee out of my money and send me the balance. Funnily enough i never heard from them again

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Sure, $2M sounds like a lot but you need to consider the exchange rate. They are talking Canadian dollars so in US it's only $1.53M, not enough to be worth the trouble really.

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Oh, yeah, the old "notarized statement" thing. As if!

I would've asked, who is this wealthy, generous patient?

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It is clearly a scam. Apparently I had an email that I won a lot of money from the UK and that I had to send back my banking information. I replied back with that I wasn't interested. Never had another email from them. A newer one is emails that look like its from the bank you could be using stating you will lose your access to your account within so many hours. They provide a link for you to verify information- NOT the bank its a phishing scam so don't even open that link. Call your bank and let them know you got an email about your account. The email address when I read it did not match the bank. A bank will call you to ask about a transaction and clearly identify themselves. They will not ask you about suspending an account and will freeze it if they suspect something odd.

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