Scammers will stop at nothing—not even a tragic natural disaster—for a chance to cash in. We offer some helpful tips to avoid disaster donation scams.
More and more people around the world are sending fake Nigerian Prince emails and getting involved in 419 scams. The most recent Nigerian Prince arrest proves why getting involved is risky business, even for those who aren’t the masterminds.
419 scammers offering up untold riches are nothing new. But untold riches and an adopted child for good measure? How could we not explore this one further?
Crowdsourced funding opportunities via Kickstarter, Patreon, and GoFundMe have removed many structural roadblocks for people to access capital quickly and conveniently. But they’ve also lowered the barrier to entry for many very old scams. So how do you tell the difference between a great cause or project to contribute to and a digital confidence scam? Let us take a look at pitfalls on two crowdfunding platforms.
A 419 email is currently doing the rounds with promises of $10.5m USD waiting to be sent your way. This is most definitely something you don’t want to get tangled up in.
419 scams most commonly drop into your mailbox, but they do occasionally appear via other channels such as snail mail and social media. Today we’re going to take a look at an angle seemingly beloved of scammers everywhere – a specific character type clung to down the years for no other reason than to cheat people out of their money.