Advance Fee Scams

Money for Nothing? Advance-fee scams have been around for years, but despite warnings from the U.S. Secret Service and other agencies, the scams continue to attract new victims. If you have received a fax, email or letter promising to give you “free money”, you may have been a target of one or more versions of this scam. One of the most prolific forms of the advance-fee scam is the “Nigerian Scheme”. In this scam someone claiming to be a foreign official sends unsolicited correspondence...

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