A resident of Sanatoga Ridge Community reported an attempted mail scam. The victim received a letter dated July 24, 2019 from a party claiming to be an Administrative Manager of a Vault of a Financial Security Institute in Barcelona, Spain.
In the letter, the suspect claimed that they discovered unclaimed funds in the bank belonging to potential relatives of the victim who died several years ago in an accident, along with other family members. Suspect stated the unclaimed funds of $26,700,000 was subject to being confiscated by the Bank of Spain and forfeited to the government if it continues to go unclaimed. As a result, the suspect encouraged the victim to enter into a secret agreement with them to claim the funds and split the proceeds. Fortunately, the potential victim recognized this as an attempted fraud and reported the matter to police rather than contact the sender . Police urge anyone receiving similar type letters to be mindful not to contact the sender before discussing the matter with police, an attorney or at least another family member. NEVER give out personal banking information, or other personal information, to persons you do not know and trust.