I got a text message from an
sub; RE: donations!!!
"donation was made to you by Mrs. Liliane Betterncourtm, contact her at: email@example.com" for more info.
when I made contact I got an email saying she had gotten my number from a web journal and felt strongly to write to me, and so on. I printed out all the emails back and forth. I got the wikipedia.org link and a picture of her. She said she had 'Dementia' and did not have a lot of time as the doctors where ordered to take away all electronic equipment. I got a Right to claim form and a power of attorney letter from a law firm. I checked out the bank, which does exist, but I don't know about the contact person. The phone number given is an electronic voice message. I was almost ready to open an offshore account for $2000, as advise by the Credit Foncier but I decided to investigate and found the scam when I put her name in google. It seemed so real, I'm glad I didn't do it. I did send personal information before I realized it may be a scam. So they have my driver's license# and my passport#.
What can I do now to protect myself from identity theft?