When a stranger contacts the victim and ask him to pay an admin fee to help him move a large amount of money from one country to another with the promise that he will be rewarded with the certain percentage in the amount transferred. these email can involve countries such as Iraq, south Africa, west Africa , Nigeria, where the name 419 arrived. The fraudster contacts the victim by phone , email saying that they need the victims help to move the money and give the reason why they cant transfer the money themselves. these type of fraudster use variety of techniques and they also say that the victim have been chosen to take partand ask you to open a new ank account to transfer the money. fraudster will use a variety of techniques to make the offer look legitimate by identity theft .they will provide fake documents and photographs .if the victim pay the fraudsters will keep coming to ask for more fees and pretends as if there is an obstacle and ask you to give them the victim bank details which will empty the victim bank account.
Some of the measures to protect ourselves are to not to reply any of these emails or ask yourself the question ‘why me?’ and never travel anywhere to get such dealings. some of the signs for these fraud are a email with bad grammar and spelling mistakes which ask you to keep this as secret and act quickly or ask you to pay the fees to help them transfer the money which a legal company would not ask for or contacted by the same person through different emails every time.
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