Nygerian Letter Scam


by Matthew Zator

The scam of the month is the popular Nigerian email letter scam that has cost innocent people a lot of money.

Here is what happens,

The victim gets an email with an urgent phrase in the subject line that makes the person open the email and read it. In the email, a lawyer, friend, or someone that is fleeing a country is writing you to ask you to transfer a substantial amount of money to a foreign bank account (your account) and once it's there, you will get a portion of it for your own use. The letter looks very professional making the victim very susceptible to the scam. They ask you to email them back ASAP with your answer and your bank account number so they can make the transfer.

But of course, they're not making a transfer, they're taking money from your account for their own use. You will find out about it when it's too late. The trouble is that you can't find out who the real person is that's sending you this stuff. Usually it's not a person in a foreign country, they are in your country or somewhere very close. If you get this email, delete it and don't reply to it. This will prevent you from becoming another statistic.

The postal address at the top usually is a place in Nigeria or Africa.

Matthew has been a computer user for many years and has built up a knowledge of how they work and how business works. He has come across many scams that have plagued computer users for many years. He wants to prevent you becoming a victim. Matthew has been a computer user for many years and has built up a knowledge of how they work and how business works. He has come across many scams that have plagued computer users for many years. He wants to prevent you becoming a victim. Subscribe to his ezine at: htttp://compuniverse.bizhosting.com



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