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Kent Trading Standards Warning; Scam inheritance letter received in Folkestone

March 17, 2014 10:14 PM

Over the weekend a Folkestone resident received a scam inheritance letter from Mr Cai Xu.

Mr Cai Xu claims to be a Business Relations Manager at the China CITIC Bank in Hong Kong. He claims a person with the same name as the resident died leaving no will and $16.4million US dollars.

The letter suggests that the resident can claim the inheritance if he will split it with Mr Cai Xu. Do not respond to this letter. If you do the scammers will ask you to pay a fee before they can send the money. If you make payment the scammers will come up with an excuse why they can't send it to you. You will not receive the money and the scammers will continue to ask you for payment.

By responding your details will be passed to other scammers and you will receive more scams letters and phone calls.

Visit Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk for example of scams.