Most online people are very familiar with Nigerian e-mail bugs. Over the years, thousands of people have sacrificed their victims and have continued to do so. I'm sure many of you have received your mailbox during the online experience. Easily recognizable to the experienced. But if you're new to online, check out the following. These words are usually included in the subject line (IN BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS).
PLEASE HELP SIR / MADAM
MR  MRS …
PLEASE HELP SIR / MADAM
FILL IN THE BLANK
Did you know that online sources say these emails are from Ghana, Togo, Benin.
Even more surprisingly, according to online sources, many of these cheaters are not in the country where jurisdictions come from. They can have their home base in Europe, Canada, and even the United States!
What can an average online businessman do to escape these scammers?
There are plenty!
How does your scam work?
The deceiver proclaims that he is an exiled leader or a person linked to an earlier rule. The cheater tries to persuade you to leave with his new government officials.
They then claim to have a large amount of money, usually millions of dollars, to be transferred to a "secure bank" outside their home country. You have to do this before the magic government officials have seized the money.
Would you like to transfer this huge amount to your personal bank account (lucky for you?) As a bank account owner, you've promised to have a huge percentage of millions!
Then you may be asked to submit your bank account information, a copy of business letter paper, your business card. Many will ask the victim to send good old US dollars to cover the transfer tax.
These online fraudsters are very handsome to kick the hook, throw the line, and rely on potential victims. If you receive one of the fraudulent e-mail support requests, contact your local authority or email service provider directly.
Signs of email scams follow:
- Which business is too good to be true.
- Email is from Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Europe.
- Letters that keep in touch with senior government officials.
- Request an advance payment for US $ transfer fees.
- Requesting Personal Banking Information.
- You have statements with an unpublished mutual friend.
People are most vulnerable to scams:
- Those who get rich quickly.
- Naive Types.
- Newbs online.
- The elderly.
Take the time to convey information to overcome the Internet fraud artist. They will only stop this cheating artist through education, awareness, and responsibility.
BB Lee (C) 2004