Email Solicitation Scams by BB Lee (C)2004
Most people online are very familiar with Nigerian Email Letter Scams. They've victimized thousands over years and continue to do so. I am certain you've received many in your inbox over course of your online experience. They are easy to recognize to experienced. But if you are new online check out following signs. These words are usually included (IN BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS) in subject line.
DEAR SIR/MADAM YOUR SOLICITATION YOUR HELP IS NEEDED IMPORTANT PLEASE SIR/MADAM I BEG YOUR ASSISTANCE YOUR ASSISTANCE URGENT FROM MR..... FROM MRS..... A REQUEST FROM MR (FILL IN THE BLANK)
Did you know, according to online resources, these emails also originate in Ghana, Togo, Benin.
Even more surprising, according to online resources, is that many of these swindlers are not even staying in country solicitations originate from. Their home base might be in Europe, Canada, even United States!
What can average online business person do to avoid these scammers?
How The Scam Works! The scam artist proclaims he is an exiled leader or person connected with a former regime. The scammer tries to convince you he was forced to leave his/her home country by new government officials.
Next, they will claim to have a large sum of money, usually millions of dollars, which needs to be transferred to a "safe bank" outside of their country. They must do this before money is confiscated by greedy government officials.