'UBS Investment' Email Scam
The 'UBS Investment' email scam is yet another online con that targets naïve users. There are countless email tactics that mislead users into believing that they can become millionaires in just a few minutes.
In the case of the 'UBS Investment' email scam, the targeted users will receive an email that would appear to offer them 15 million in GBP (Great British Pounds). The fraudulent message appears to originate from an employee from the UBS Investment Bank. The message states that the sender has stumbled upon a bank account loaded with 15 million GBP, which belongs to a client of the bank who has passed away and does not have a family to inherit the fortune. The fraudsters claim to offer the targeted user 40% of the sum, as it should be split between them and the bank employee who is carrying out the complex operation. However, to carry out the operation, the sender asks the user to provide them with crucial data, including date of birth, email address, mobile phone number, etc.
Furthermore, the fraudsters will require the targeted user to pay a 'transaction fee' to receive the non-existent fortune. Often, the user will be pressured to pay the requested sum immediately to not 'miss out' on the opportunity. However, users who pay up will not only not receive the 40% of the fortune but also will provide fraudsters with their personal details.
Needless to say, you should not believe the claims of the conmen behind the 'UBS Investment' email scam. Con-artists depend on inexperienced users who may be easy to trick, but you should know that if you are offered large sums of money online, it is most certainly a scheme.