So you get a random email from a random fellow on the internet telling you how he is the late son of an African Warlord with millions of dollars seized in a Bank in Switzerland, and that he needs your help you clear it and you guys will share the proceed. First you are excited, then on a second thought you start to imagine if this is a scam or not. Well, yes it is because what the guy sent to you is what is called the Inheritance format for Yahoo.
Originally I had no idea about this and I initially thought to be something genuine. But upon investigation, I figured out that the guy at the other end of the email are people we call “Yahoo Boys”. One of the ways they get money from you is through this means called the Inheritance format for yahoo or the 419 yahoo format.
I decided to deep into unravelling this kind of format, and the sender of the email I got agreed to speak with me over the phone. I wanted to this inheritance format works, how they get their suspect, how they get money from them, and what is their motivation behind such act.
Below is a detailed discussion where Jamiu explains what the Inheritance format is all about.
How to Use the Inheritance Format for Yahoo to Bill Clients
Any mistake you make with this inheritance format will cast it for you. So you have to be careful using this yahoo format. For
1. Know About Your Client
You should at least know the name of the client you want to contact. When some G-boys are sending out their format, they will put something like “Hi Friend.”
If you do something like that, the client will know that you are a scam and it isn’t real. You have to be smart and not bomb clients with generic emails.
You have to make it a targeted email that contains the client’s name and a little bit about the client. Once you know all these, the email would look excellent and believable. A perfect example is;
“Hello, Mr. Rickky,
My name is Federick Lundberg, and I am …”
The other ones would contain additional details that I will discuss below.
2. Pretend to Be a Lawyer or Bank
This time around, you have to pretend to be a law firm or an insider in a bank – especially a bank manager.
The reason is that most people save their investments with their lawyer in a bank. So it is easy to believe that they have access to this kind of information that happens to be a significant investment package from a dead relative.
I prefer you to use a law firm because it makes it more believable. So as a lawyer, you are looking for someone you can collaborate with to clear the investment. An example is;
My name is David Jones, an expert in corporate and legal claims; I am a senior partner at AA Kayode Ajulo & Co. Castle of Law AA”
Do you see how sweet the message is becoming? You will soon know the outcome to become one of the best formats for yahoo.
3. Tell them the Reason for the Email/Message/Call
“The reason for the message is that I just discovered a document that contains several inheritances of someone dead.
The last name of the dead owner is the same as yours. He claims to have a child abroad – of which you are also white. All of these are making me seek someone who has all these, and you are a perfect match.
My senior partners are secretly reaching out to people who would help them claim the inheritance worth millions of dollars – approximately Five Million Dollars.
I am also reaching out to people too; that is why I have contacted you. So if you are interested, quickly should get in touch with me as soon as possible for more information, a deal, and sharing formula.”
4. Have a Legit Letterhead Stamp
Not having an impressive letterhead is one mistake most G-boys make when trying to use the inheritance format to bill clients. They send out documents and emails without letterheads that match the company they claim to be working for at that moment.
Make sure you have a fake letterhead of the company or bank you are impersonating. It will help convince them that you are real and won’t start asking further questions.
5. Prepare all the Documents to Send to the Client
Most yahoo boys bomb clients with the inheritance format for Yahoo and don’t get a response back. The reason is that they already know the documents are fake and won’t believe you.
Most of the clients would ask you for proof, so you need to have all these documents ready and on hand. These documents should convince any client that the stories you are telling them are authentic.
Some of the documents you should have included;
- Bank statements of the dead owner
- His birth certificates
- Death certificate
- The request for sale of properties if next of kin doesn’t show up.
6. Connect with Your Other G-Guys
Only you cannot run this format in case your client wants to speak to another banker or a tax agent to cut this deal.
As a sharp man, you should also have your tax agents and bankers to help you negotiate a deal. Involving all these people will show the client that you are real.
Some of them will request Skype calls and all; make sure you have an office you can use to pull this inheritance format scam and make it look legit.
7. Ask for Their Identities once They Show Interest
Once you have gotten a client that shows interest in your inheritance format, the next step is to ask them to provide their identity documents like;
- Birth Certificate
- Bank Details
- Social Security Numbers
Having all of these can even allow you to take money away from their banks – but I will show you that for another day.
Asking for all these will make the client believe that you are serious and you mean business. They will understand you further.
8. Bill the Client Little by Little
After you got an interested client, they start waiting to see if you will ask them for money. That is their way of checking if you are a scammer or not.
But I know a way to make sure that they pay you. I will show you the steps;
- Inform the client that they asked you to make payments to see the original documents of the inheritance. Tell your client the price but assure him that you have paid for it already.
- Ask your client for a digital passport to allow your insider banker to insert his face as the next of kin.
- Tell the client that the insider is asking for a certain amount of money – like $500 (Billing 1).
- Along the line, tell him that they need a total sum of $2000 for your law firm to win the contract of processing the document. Let the client know that you have paid half the amount, and he needs to complete the other half.
You can keep bringing up other ideas to bill the client as time goes on. That is the way to use the inheritance format for Yahoo.
Tools you need for the Inheritance Format Scam
So when I asked him for the tools needed for this inheritance format, he mentioned the following.
If you are going to reach your client via email, then you need an email blaster tool. You can download some online.
Either you design them yourself, or you meet a graphics designer to help you achieve the design. It would be best if you create logos, letterhead, stamps, etc.
This laptop will enable you to make your Skype calls, create professional emails, etc. Just any other thing like I have explained up there to bill your clients with inheritance format.
PayPal is where all the money will be going once your client starts paying. You will need to have it ASAP.
How they Get their Targets.
From my research, these yahoo boys target people on social media, dating platforms and forums. Among them are some of the following sites;
How to Avoid being a Victim of the Inheritance Format
Avoid Gmail Spam Folder
If you are using a Yahoo Mail account, then you should be more careful because Yahoo Mail doesn’t have a specific way to detect spam messages unlike Gmail. For the Google Mail, it is very easy for their system to detect spam messages.
Should you at any point visit the spam section of your Gmail account, don’t be tempted to take any action on any email you get there. Most of the email there have been detected by the Google system to be false, misleading, and potential scams.
Ignore Request of Wealth Acquisition on Social Media
If you get a random DM asking you to help retrieve some inheritance stashed in some bank in the western world, please disregard and report the account owner to authorities.
Too Good to be true? Avoid it!
If a proposition is too good to be true, then it is a scam!
You aren’t a lawyer or a government official, so there should be no need involving yourself in any deal where you have to help some unknown person get money back from the government.
The inheritance format for yahoo is still potent and a lot of people still fall prey to this. It took me a lot to get this research. If you see a proposal in your email inbox asking you to support or help recover funds left by an African leader or somewhat information like that, do well to disregard and never engage the sender.
It takes us a lot of money to get this research done. If you want to support our effort into our continued protection of people on the internet from scams, please consider donation or even buy me a Coffee. Cheers!