Do you think this is a scam?

  1. 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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    About JerseyBSN, MSN, APN, NP

    Joined: May '11; Posts: 169; Likes: 179
    FNP; from US
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    12 Comments

  3. by   klone
    Really? You want to know if this is a scam?
  4. by   JKL33
    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."



    Just kidding, Jersey (sort of). Yes. It sounds slightly scammy.
  5. by   Sour Lemon
    It seems like some sort of stupidity test, to me. You bite if you're brainless, then they slowly reel you in.
  6. by   JBudd
    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.
  7. by   beekee
    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.....
  8. by   Here.I.Stand
    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.

    Seriously, yes it's a scam. (doubly so if you're trolling.)
  9. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    It's a long shot, but stranger things have happened. Talk to a Canadian lawyer who specializes in wills and estates.
  10. by   Tenebrae
    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
  11. by   azhiker96
    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.
  12. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Oh, yeah, the old "notarized statement" thing. As if!

    I would've asked, who is this wealthy, generous patient?
  13. by   Qing
    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.
  14. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Really??? Of course its a scam

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