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  2. Romance scam - Wikipedia

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    A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigning romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining the victim's affection, and then using that goodwill to get the victim to send money to the scammer under false pretenses or to commit fraud against the victim. Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victim's money, bank accounts, credit ...

  3. SilverTerrier - Wikipedia

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    SilverTerrier. SilverTerrier is a code name for a syndicate of BEC cyber criminals. Identified by the Interpol 's Global Financial Crime Taskforce to be from Nigeria, they are a syndicate of over 400 unique actors or groups accused of targeting thousands of organizations worldwide through business email compromise (BEC) scams. [1] [2]

  4. Advance-fee scam - Wikipedia

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    An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and is one of the most common types of confidence tricks. 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 claims will be used to obtain the large sum. [1] [2] If a victim makes the payment, the ...

  5. Victims of online dating scams speak out on what they’ve ...

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    They say love is blind. And now scammers are banking on it. Romance scams — a type of con in which online fraudsters lead a person on with talk of romance (typically in the form of manipulative ...

  6. Crime rate in Singapore rises ever-so-slightly, but mostly ...

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    Scams these days go beyond Nigerian Princes.This article, Crime rate in Singapore rises ever-so-slightly, but mostly because of scam cases, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading ...

  7. Romance Scams: 7 Warning Signs and How To Avoid Them - AOL

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    3. They Make Professions of Love Far Too Early. If an online love interest is unnaturally quick to say the L word, this could be a warning sign. 4. They Live Very Far Away. To minimize the chances ...

  8. Identify legitimate AOL websites, requests, and communications

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    • Don't use internet search engines to find AOL contact info, as they may lead you to malicious websites and support scams. Always go directly to AOL Help Central for legitimate AOL customer support. • Never click suspicious-looking links. Hover over hyperlinks with your cursor to preview the destination URL.

  9. Obinwanne Okeke - Wikipedia

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    Obinwanne Okeke (born November 9, 1987) also known as Invictus Obi is a Nigerian entrepreneur and convicted fraudster who is currently serving a ten-year prison sentence in the United States for internet fraud that caused $11M losses to his victims. [1] After initially pleading guilty, on February 16, 2021, Okeke was sentenced to ten years in ...