Don't fall for Mail SCAMS
I received a letter at the business over the weekend from Canada. (The envelope and letter can be viewed in the pictures.) The sender is from TD BANK Canada (yeah, right) 🙄 and has unclaimed funds from someone who had my last name (mind you , I married that name). 😱
How do you know that something like this is a scam especially when it arrives in physical mail (other than common sense)? You do a little research. I took the address on the envelope and performed a Google search. The very first thing that came up talked about a SCAM.
I continued onto the website and read about the SCAM and it was close enough that I felt pretty confident the letter was just that - a SCAM.
I then looked at how they wanted me to contact them. GMail, really? A real business such as a bank will have employee email addresses that correspond to the banks domain name and not GMail (so maybe firstname.lastname@example.org)
So then I Googled the supposed named deceased to see if it really was someone remotely related to my husband (which is highly likely because his relatives have been in this country since the 1700's) and although I found a fascinating gentleman by that name who is now deceased, my husband does not remember him.
I could have continued and contacted the sender just to mess with them but I have better things to do. I just wanted to share this so that if you receive something similar that you will know to just throw it away. Do not email, write, call or in any other way try to get in touch with them. If you do they will get some form of information from you that will compromise your finances in some way - or even assume your identity and wreck havoc on your life.
Be smart. Stay informed. Research. And if in doubt call us for advice before contacting anyone else. We want you to be safe. 386-677-9888