Beware of Email Scams  

Posted by: Italian Surname Database in ,

Beware of emails inquiring about the death of an ancestor or relative in a foreign country signed by a lawyer, or "esq".  The author is interested in gaining personal information or validating your email and ISP.  The letter looks something like this:

Hope Chambers
The Barn House,
38 Meadow Way

Hello (Surname is inputted here),
I am David Homes, from Hope Chambers, London-UK. Please this is just an inquiry.
I am trying to find out if you are by any chance related to Late Mr. Guissepe Agostino who died in March 2008 in UK.
I believe he is originally from Italy. But was based in UK.
Do get back to me urgently.

Yours in service,

David Homes Esq.

Should you receive one (or several of these emails) please do NOT respond. This is just one of several email scams that circulate annually - Real inquires from Barristers or Solicitors offices would be sent to your home address by registered mail and never by email.

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