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A person saying he's a lawyer wants personal information in order to get a power of attorney to release an inheritance. What should I do?

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Do Not Reply It Is A Scam To Gain Information For Identity Theft
Thanks For Using Fixya.com
Sincerely,
Michael Scott.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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