This one’s been around for many years but continues to flourish. Many of these e-mails claim to be from a person in Africa, usually Nigeria. The writer claims to have access to millions of dollars, either from a relative or from knowledge of an idle 먹튀. A percentage of this money is promised to the victim if they will allow the money to be processed through their personal bank account. The victim is instructed to keep their share and send the remaining money to the scammer.The check given to the victims is fraudulent. The victim is then liable to the bank for the check they wrote to the scammer.
“Phishing” is a high-tech scam that uses spam or pop-
up messages to deceive you into disclosing your credit card
numbers, bank account information, Social Security number,
passwords, or other sensitive information.hishers send an e-mail or pop-up message that claims to be
from a business or organization that you deal with–for
example, your Internet service provider (ISP), bank, online
payment service, or even a government agency. The message
usually says that you need to “update” or “validate” your
In this classic scam, you’re asked to send a small amount of money (usually $5.00) to each of several names on a list, and then forward the letter including your name at the top of the list, via bulk e-mail. Many of these letters claim to be legal. They even include a section of the U.S. Postal Code on illegal schemes. Don’t be fooled. They are not legal. And if you participate, not only will you be breaking the law, you’ll lose your money as well.
These scams tempt victims with ads stating “no experience necessary,” promise high earnings and claim to have inside information. The scammers usually require victims to pay anywhere from $35 to several hundred dollars or more for information, kits or materials that do not provide the promised results.
Frequently, these schemes involve making handicrafts, stuffing envelopes, medical billing, or state, “Use your home PC to make money fast in your spare time!”In the craft making or envelope stuffing scam, after paying fees and completing the assembly of the products, victims are told their work is low quality and unworthy of compensation.Medical billing scams require victims to purchase supplies and lists of doctors who, inevitably don’t exist or are not interested in the service.