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Foreign money offers

These are also referred to as inheritance scams and fake business proposals. Posing as a lawyer, the scammer sends you a request to transfer a large sum of money to a foreign account in another country.

Means of contact

  • Mail
  • Text
  • Mail
  • Phone
  • Fax
Description of fraud
Scammers will notify you that you need to pay fees so they can release the money you've inherited, you've paid up front for a business opportunity, or to support illegal activities in another country. 

Tactics used
  • Appears to come from a lawyer or a legal organization
  • Provides fraudulent letters of inheritance, fake business proposals, or other requests for funds
  • Advises you that you need to pay fees before your money can be released

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