Watch Out for 419 Scams!

October 24, 2016

Advance-fee fraud, also commonly known as “West African letter scams” or “419 scams,” are when a fraudster targets victims to make advance or upfront payment for goods, services, and/or financial gains that do not materialize. The reason they are called as such is because these types of scams originated primarily in Nigeria, with the Ivory…

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