Adult business scam
A few days or weeks later their bank calls, informing the victim the money orders were fraudulent and that they are responsible for the amounts owing. You come across a profile of a young, attractive woman on an online dating site or maybe she contacts you.
The basic idea is that you're contacted by someone who has access to large sums of money and wishes to move them through your bank account.a business trip or to visit his child in a Nigerian boarding school or even a safari.Soon enough there is some sort of "emergency" with either the child suffering from a brain hemorrhage or "William" suffering a life threatening accident.Whatever creative, captivating and greed inducing story you read know this: it's a scam.However much you send, you will never see the money again.If the victim agrees they will receive money orders that have been bought for a small fee, such as $20, and doctored to read hundreds or thousands of dollars.
The victim will cash this order and send the money through an irreversible process such as wiring with Western Union as instructed by the scammer.
It could be a scammer, often a man, using photos downloaded from the internet in the hope of sucking in as many victims as possible.
While the so-called “yellow pages” scam comes and goes, a new group of Canada-based telemarketers is now attacking U. small businesses, nonprofits, churches and even local governments, according to complaints filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Whether they mention money are not, you are soon sent an invoice demanding you pay hundreds of dollars for your new listing in an online “yellow pages” directory – not at all something you ever asked for or wanted.
Some scammers claim to be North American, European or Australian citizens working in an African nation such as Ghana, Nigeria or based in Lagos.
The story goes that they are paid in money orders but are having trouble cashing them; could you please cash the orders and wire the money to Nigeria?
They are consequently kidnapped and you will be asked to urgently send them some ransom money to help them get out of the messy situation.