Crime Branch Advisory
The Nigerian Scam
Here are some things you need to know in order to protect yourself from being scammed.
Source for this article as http://www.naavi.org.
1. There is NO such thing as "free money." If anyone offers you free money, you should automatically consider him/her a scammer.
2. No one works for me. I work alone. If anyone says they work for me and have selected you as a winner of some prize, they are lying.
3. Never, ever give out your email address to anyone on internet , unless you know them personally.
4. A scammer usually starts by telling you that he/she is looking for a soulmate, they try to sweet talk to you and make you feel special. Sometimes they even claim to be part of a church group or whatever. Don’t fall for their nonsense!
5. Again, there is NO SUCH THING AS FREE MONEY! A scammer usually asks for your home address, then they send you a fake check which looks real but it’s not. They want you to deposit the check at your bank (usually around $3,000) and want you to send him/her 90% cash and you keep 10% cash for "helping out."