Scam Warning-Important According to www.fraud.org this is one of top worst scams on Net.
Admittedly this column is not about disabilities. However I think it is important and relevant since it is about a problem that seems to prey on people with disABILITIES
Yours truly doesn't mean to imply that disabled people are only victims of scam artists. The truth is that this population is especially targeted. The reasons I believe are several. First many disabled people are on fixed incomes so appeal of getting rich quick may have some appeal. Second scammers assume that just because someone has a disability that they are an easy touch for them. Not assuming anything about gullibility. Please take this as a warning only. If you are skeptical already, great. More power to you
There are many scams on net. In essence, if it sound too good to be true, it almost always is One warning sign is if you have to pay money to get in, its a ripoff. Also if there's a time pressure or any other type of pressure that should be a sign to warn you too.
There is one particular scam that claims if you are willing to fly to Uganda and meet wife of former leader of Togo, you will get millions of dollars. This is an actual scam. For more information please go to home.rica.net/alphae/419.coal Many people have lost their live savings with this scam and even gotten in trouble with law. They are stranded in Togo with no help from Togolese govt. or their native country
Believe it or not, to coin a phrase, many people, too numerous to count have actually fallen for this foolish scheme. The illicit plan has been around for close to twenty years !!!
I know about this one because I received several of their emails. I can honestly say I did not fly to Togo and I was not a victim. I don't want you to be one either.
Note: I am not condemning Togolese people, Nigerians and all other African People, African Americans or People of Color anywhere in world.