In the meantime, if an email seems suspicious to you, do not trust it.
Being skeptical could save you hundreds of lost dollars.
This scam, like most scams, is too good to be true.
Yet people still fall for this money transfer con game.
Once you realize you have been suckered into paying 00 to a con man, they are long gone with your money. If you are thinking about applying for a “pre-approved” loan or a credit card that charges an up-front fee, ask yourself: “why would a bank do that?
” These scams are obvious to people who take the time to scrutinize the offer.
The visions of a dream home, fabulous vacation, or other expensive goodies you could now afford with ease, could make you forget that you have never ever entered this lottery in the first place.
And the worst thing is, this scam is not even new; its variant dates back to 1920s when it was known as ' The Spanish Prisoner' con.Most of you have received an email from a member of a Nigerian family with wealth.It is a desperate cry for help in getting a very large sum of money out of the country.Because it was born out of hacking techniques, “fishing” is stylistically spelled "phishing" by hackers.Tip: the beginning of the link address should have https://. If still in doubt, make a phone call to the financial institution to verify if the email is legit.They will even offer you a story of how your account has been attacked by hackers to lure you into entering your confidential information.