Advance Fee Scam Articles
- Dying Merchant Advance Fee Scam
Message purporting to be from a wealthy merchant who is dying of cancer claims that he needs the recipient’s help in distributing his wealth to charity before he dies.
Published: November 27, 2013
- FBI Arrest Warning Advance Fee Scam
Threatening email claiming to be from FBI director Robert S. Mueller and the "Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division" warns the recipient that he will be arrested and jailed if a payment is not sent via a Western Union money transfer immediately.
Published: July 24, 2012
- Advance Fee Scam - 'You Are on the FBI Wanted Persons List'
Message purporting to be from FBI deputy director Timothy P. Murphy, claims that the FBI has gathered information that indicates that the recipient has been involved with many illegal and fraudulent activities and will soon be arrested if he or she does not reply to clear his or her name.
Published: January 16, 2012
- Jean Paul Garang Advance Fee Scam
Email, purporting to be from Jean Paul Garang, who claims to be the son of the late Dr. John Garang, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, ask the recipient for help in accessing a fifteen million dollar deposit currently held by a European finance firm.
Published: October 11, 2010
- Overdue Payments Advance Fee Scam
Message claims that the recipient is owed payments of $5.5 million dollars and he or she should contact a specified "representation officer" to arrange transfer of the funds.
Published: July 30, 2009
- Nigerian Computer Scientist Advance Fee Scam
Person posing as a computer scientist at a Nigerian bank claims that he can help procure the release of a large sum of money owed to the recipient that has been deliberately held up by other bank officials
Published: May 5, 2009
- Poverty Reduction And Eradication Advance Fee Scam
Email claims that the United Nations Organization Compensation Department has awarded the recipient the sum of 500,000 British Pounds as part of the "Poverty Reduction And Eradication" program.
Published: September 8, 2008
- Package Deposited in Your Name Scam Email
Email claims that a package deposited in your name contains a large sum of money in cash and is being held for you by a group of diplomats.
Published: August 17, 2006
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