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They would like to transfer this huge sum of money to your personal bank account (lucky you?) You as owner of bank account are promised a large percentage of their millions!
Next, they might request you send them your bank account info, a copy of your business letterhead, your business card. Many will then ask victim to send good old American Dollars to cover transfer taxes in advance!
These Internet Fraud Artist are very adept at baiting a hook, tossing out a line, and reeling in potential victims. If you receive one of their fraudulent email pleas for help contact your local authorities or email provider immediately.
Signs Of An Email Scam Follow:
1. Any deal too good to be true. 2. Email originates from Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Europe. 3. Letters claiming ties to high ranking government officials. 4. Request for advance payment in US dollars for transfer fees. 5. Request for personal banking information. 6. Statements you have a undisclosed mutual friend.
People Most susceptible To Scams:
1. People looking to get rich quick. 2. Naive types. 3. Newbs online. 4. The Elderly.
Take time to pass information on to defeat Internet fraud artist. Only through education, awareness, and taking responsibility will these fraud artist be stopped.
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