Multiple reports have been filed with the Better Business Bureau saying that an email showed up in victims' inboxes stating that a dead relative left them money that they still need to claim, according to WCNC.com.
The emails reportedly tell recipients to call a ‘consulting firm' to receive their inherited money. In reality, the firm is an attacker hoping to gain a victim's bank account number. The scammers apparently use popular names from the 1930s, 40s and 50s to try and get a response.
Thousands of reports have been filed across the U.S. about this scam.