Added: Les Monk - Date: 11.03.2022 10:17 - Views: 19947 - Clicks: 8966
Recently many individuals and businesses have been fascinated by the Advance Fee Fraud scam that originates from several countries in Africa and particularly from Nigerian, Liberians and Sierra Leonians.
Some Ghanaians have also been involved. In order to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of this scam, please look over the following information:. A large of victims are enticed into believing they have been singled out from the masses to share in multi-million dollar windfall profits for doing absolutely nothing.
The most prevalent and successful cases of Advance Fee Fraud is the fund transfer scam. Initially, the intended victim is instructed to provide company letterhe and pro forma invoicing that will be used to show completion of the contract.
The victim is told that the completed contracts will be submitted for approval to the Central Bank or any other Commercial or Regional bank in the country where he is located. Upon approval, the funds will be remitted to an supplied by the intended victim. The goal of the criminal is to delude the target into thinking that he is being drawn into a very lucrative, albeit questionable, arrangement.
The intended victim must be reassured and confident of the potential success of the deal. He will become the primary supporter of the scheme and willingly contribute a large amount of money when the deal is threatened. The letter, while appearing transparent and even ridiculous to most, unfortunately is growing in its effectiveness. It sets the stage and is the opening round of a two-layered scheme or scheme within a scheme.
The fraudster will eventually reach someone who, while skeptical, desperately wants the deal to be genuine.
Victims are often convinced of the authenticity of Advance Fee Fraud schemes by the forged or false documents bearing apparently official government letterhead, seals, as well as false letters of credit, payment schedules and bank drafts. Indications are that Advance Fee Fraud in West Africa grosses hundreds of millions of dollars annually and the losses are continuing to escalate.
In all likelihood, there are victims who do not report their losses to authorities due to either fear or embarrassment. If you have already lost funds or feel you may currently be involved in the above described scheme, please contact your local Secret Service field office. Please also see important information on Romance Scams. Footer Disclaimer This is the official website of the U. Embassy in Ghana. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
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