Letter from Spain asking if John Larressy was related to my mother because he & his immediate family were killed in the Madrid train bombing in 2004 & there is 10.5 million in US Dollars in a sercurity vault. Just so happens that we do have a John Larressy that has been missing for years otherwise we would have thrown the letter in the bin. Where can we get a list of those killed in the bombing?
Looked on the net for a list of names but no luck.
Hello Jacustomer,The "same name surname inheritance scam" has been going on for generations. It's one of the oldest advace fee frauds around. While you may have a reason to inquire about its legitimacy, these scammers send thousands of these out every day in the hope that there actually can be a missing relative somewhere. You can read about others who got the same or similar letters from Spanish "lawyers" this week here. (See link) Here's another one. (See link) And I'm sure I can find you several more if you're not convinced.If you contact them (don't . You'll be inundanted with scam messages) you will be told that the money is yours but that you will first have to wire your own money Western Union to someone whose name they will give you to release these funds. You will use your money, but the "inheritance will never come."You can read the history of this scam on Snopes.com Rip up the letter and hang onto your money.
18+ years experience in criminal fraud matters
You did answer my question about where can i get a list of those killed in the Madrid Train Bombings just to verify it for the family looking for John Larressy
Hello Bryan,I'm sorry. You can find the list of victims below the article on this link. You will see their names, ages and nationalities. And of course there is no John Larressy. This should remove any doubts not eliminated by other scam warnings involving similar claims. Forget the "inheritance."' If you have sent any money in order to release "your legacy" report the thieves to your local and national police and to scamwatch.gov.au
Thanks for the list of victims FranL, we are very greatfull for your help in closing this matter
You're very welcome, Bryan!