BE VERY CAREFUL OF THIS SCAM EVERYONE
- BlankOddly, I received a phone call today from a local man who had a letter sent to him from England about an estate and a possible inheritance. He had to send a sum of money to see if he was entitled. He asked if it was a scam I replied I very much think so as the expenses for seeking descendants in a will come out of the estate not debted to possible inheritors.
Then tonight on the Internet I find this email!!!
So be warned, it looks like another scheme like Halberts did.
COPY OF EMAIL (WHICH I HAVE ANSWERED)
This query may be considered a little "off topic" but knowing that
genealogists have been the target of the odd scam or two over the years, I
am a little concerned abt a letter rec'd today by my husb and am hoping
somebody in Kent may be able to allay my fears.
The letter is from Estates General Promulgatus and the address given is
Temple Chambers, 78 York Street LND W1H 1DP. It tells of an H SUMMERS who
died intestate without issue leaving a valuable estate (greater than 240,000
pounds) and asking for a sterling draft for 18 pounds to get more details so
that my husb can assess whether or not he might be an entitled beneficiary.
In small print it calls attention to its charter listed overleaf, and in
writing so pale that at first I didn't even realise there was something
printed there, there is half a page of policies, principles etc, ending with
a decision to help minimise costs by not giving telephone advice or
returning phone calls! Really strange I thought.
We wondered where they would get his name and address. I am the
genealogist and have our interests advertised everywhere, but not my
husband. If from the telephone book, his br has not rec'd a letter.
Has anyone else out there had experience with these people?
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