Monday, December 31, 2012

The Nigerian Scam Develops New Tactics

The advance fee scheme and the "4-1-9"fraud is known world wide as the Nigerian scam claiming you are entitled to a large amount of money which has various formats but is basically very similar. One indication of the Nigerian scam is they request your personal details. The Nigerian scam steals money from people with lies and deceit.

The new Nigerian scam is very sneaky and covert with their new tactics especially in obtaining your email address and the initial contact is directed at building a rapport with you through personal emails.

Some of their focus is concentrated on sites like article directories by giving a positive comment to your article and sending a personal message through the article directory site.

Most emails addresses have received emails that are related to the Nigerian scam using various business names and banks.

The current Nigerian scam involves them using article directories to contact writers with their story of wanting to befriend you and send you their photos. So on outside it appears very innocent, through exchanging personal emails.

They contact article writers through directories that distribute your article and forward contact details to you which is the start of the Nigerian scam unfolding.

The web of deceit is spun with a poorly written email complementing you to draw you into the Nigerian scam. It may include how they rated your article or that they felt some sort of connection to you. SNEAKY!

Curiosity made me reply using a dead email address. The reply to the Nigerian scam email was simply I was confused about the content of the email. Several days later a reply was given.

The Nigerian scam relies on the recipient's empathy by spinning a web of deceit with a tragic story of the death of both her parents in front of her and escaping to a refugee camp at Dakar Senegal.

The reply email from the Nigerian scam is easier to understand and the story line makes you feel sorry for her and making it more personal with the photo.

The Nigerian scam photo doesn't fit in with my expectations of a refugee, the background seemed to be of a pub or bar not a church and she seems to have a smug smile on her face and definitely doesn't show signs of stress and trauma.

My name is Olivia Konan I'm 24 years, from Ivory Coast in West Africa. I am 5' 7" tall, fair in complexion Single (never married before) I am presently residing in the refugee camp here in Dakar Senegal as a result of the civil war that was fought in my country.

Another alias name for the Nigerian scam is Tata identical emails and photos of the same girl in various shots so the Nigerian scam baiting uses the sad story to lure or bait the next victim.

My late father Dr. Herbert Konan was the managing director of Konan's ventures (Ltd) and he was the personal adviser to the former head of state before the rebels attacked our house one early morning and killed my mother and my father in cold blood.

The Nigerian scam is using baiting with the death of her father Dr. Herbert Konan and when you google this name you will find that it is a serial letter aimed at scamming people and you may even find the follow up emails and more photos from other people who have received the Nigerian scam baiting emails.

The ingenious and inventive scam of the Nigerian scam baits people to frisk them of their cash so always be alert to new tactics that may be used

Copyright (c) 2009 Vivienne Moore

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