ELIZABETHTOWN-Sheriff Richard Cutting is again warning the public against recent e-mails and now, regular mail advising of a significant inheritance.
Recently, the Essex County Sheriff's Office received a complaint concerning mail received advising of a multi-million dollar European inheritance. The writer claims to be an attorney representing an estate worth millions. He further states that he is unable to track any living relatives of the deceased and as the recipient has the same last name, he would like to present this person as the rightful heir.
This piece of mail went to an unoccupied address and was only sent by last name and first initial and had a Portuguese postmark.
Inquiries as to the bank holding these funds and the credentials of the alleged attorney were fruitless.
Again, be careful of any information you may share. As always, "if it looks too good to be true, it probably is."