Internet scammers are now scamming individuals into responding to emails about receiving unexpected inheritances. The emails claim to give the recipient the opportunity to claim ownerless properties and funds through the ‘Bona Vacantia Division.’
As a result of such scams, the Bona Vacantia Division (BV Division) has recently issued a warning:-
‘Neither Government Legal Department (GLD) nor BV Division will ever issue emails making such offers. If you receive such an email, you should treat it with suspicion. We would recommend that you do not respond to any such offer, do not click on any links in the email and report it as spam to your internet service provider or to Action Fraud’.
If you do receive an email that you think might be a scam it is therefore important not to reply to the email.
For further information please call your nearest office for expert and professional advice.