Although a 10-year old scam, many people every year fall victim to this email scam. The most common template used by scammers involves an email message stating that the sender has a large amount of money, usually in the millions of dollars, and needs help in transferring the money out of his/her country, often Nigeria. In exchange for help, the receiver is promised a large amount of money, 25% to 30% of the total sum.
Once you convey your readiness to help, you receive an email message stating that you would need to pay for certain transfer fees. After which, the promised amount will be transferred to your bank account. But this transfer never happens.
Beware of such scams!
If you receive such emails, the best thing to do is to ignore them. Above, we have illustrated only one example, but there are many other techniques that scammers use to lure the unsuspecting. The common theme in all of them is: you will get a large sum of money if you pay a small amount, often listed as a transaction fee or similar.
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