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African/Nigerian SCAM mails are on the rise

Countless versions of  African SCAM mails are in circulation these days. There are verified reports of many falling victims to these frauds.

The unsuspecting victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc.
Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. These type of fraud mails are mostly sent by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.

Often these criminals use names of real people or companies to impersonate. This helps them to convince their victims. The real persons or companies mentioned in the mail may have NO CONNECTION with these the scammers!

So what you can do to combat these spammers and scammers?

NEVER RESPOND TO THEIR MAILS AND DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY!

YOU CAN ALSO REPORT THESE SCAMs TO YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES WHO ARE DEALING WITH CYBERCRIMES







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