The scam has been used with fax and traditional mail, and is now prevalent in online communications like emails.The number "419" refers to the section of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud, the charges and penalties for offenders.I want to not only educate the public about these scams, but I also want to educate the government agencies that currently treat the victim as a criminals.I want to educate the mental health community so they will be able to effectively assist victims who have gone through these scams.We are making strides in that, but we have a long way to go.I want some government officials to join our cause and assist us in talking about what is happening.Our guides tell you about different scams to watch out for.Identity theft can be a stressful and upsetting experience, particularly if your personal details are used to commit fraud.
Romance scammers are in this for one purpose only . Because of the easy money made from victims, scammers are well-to-do respected business men/women who quit their "normal" day jobs. They have a script to follow, just like telemarketers. When they are gone from the computers for any amount of time they are either looking up information in order to answer you or are consulting with a more experienced member of their "team".Knowing what to do in the event of identity theft is very important. It's a criminal offence for anyone to sell fake or counterfeit goods.By buying fake goods you could be helping fund crime and also putting your health at risk.An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick.The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.