June 7, 2010
Foreign Letter Scam
Also known as the "Nigerian Letter Scam," due to the high quantity of letters and calls reportedly emanating from that country. The foreign letter scam is not restricted to only Nigeria—it can come from any foreign country.
In this scam, you are asked to assist an individual or group or organization by placing sums of money (usually quite large) in overseas bank accounts.
- NEVER believe this premise, no matter how it is presented.
- You will be promised large sums of money—this is FALSE.
- NEVER give out your account information unless you are absolutely certain of the recipient.
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