1. Phishing Scam
2. Nigerian Scams
- They may claim that political climate or legal issues preclude them from accessing funds in a foreign bank account
- They may claim that the person is a minor and hence needs your help to access the funds
- They may claim that your last name is the same as that of the deceased person who owned the account and suggest that you act as the Next of Kin of this person in order to gain access to the funds
3. Lottery Scams
4. Other General Scams and Frauds
- Promise you money, jobs or prizes
- Ask you to provide sensitive personal information
- Ask you to follow a link to a website and log on to an account.
- Propose lucrative business deals
- All these scam emails never address you by your name. In turn they commonly address you something like “Dear User” or “Dear Customer” etc. This is a clear indication that the email is a fraudulent one
- When you observe the email header you may notice in the “TO:” Field that, the same email is forwarded to a large group of people or the “TO:” field appears blank. So this confirms that the email was not intended particularly for you. It was forwarded for a large group of people and you are one among them
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