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  2. Seniors, Beware of These Scams - AOL

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    Seniors tend to own their homes and have strong credit and ample savings, according to the FBI. They're also less likely to report fraud and tend to be less familiar with technology. Consequently ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. The Classic Cons Behind These Digital-Age Scams - AOL

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    The scam still takes in millions of dollars, with a ring of Nigerian con artists taking victims for at least $6 million between 2014 and 2018, according to a recent indictment. Man's hands tightly ...

  5. 419eater.com - Wikipedia

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    419eater.com is a scam baiting website which focuses on advance-fee fraud. The name 419 comes from "419 fraud", another name for advance fee fraud, and itself derived from the relevant section of the Nigerian criminal code. The website founder, Michael Berry, goes by the alias Shiver Metimbers. As of 2013, the 419 Eater forum had over 55,000 ...

  6. Emmanuel Nwude - Wikipedia

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    Emmanuel Nwude Odinigwe, popularly known as Owelle of Abagana, is a Nigerian advance-fee fraud expert artist and former Director of Union Bank of Nigeria. He is known for defrauding Nelson Sakaguchi, a Director at Brazil's Banco Noroeste based in São Paulo, of $242 million: $191 million in cash and the remainder in the form of outstanding interest, between 1995 and 1998.

  7. Nigerian letter scams are whimsical in thought, but remain a ...

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    Nigerian Letter Scams prey on various human emotions – greed, ego, desperation, and/or the desire to be a hero. Skip to main content. Sign in. Mail. 24/7 Help. For premium support please call ...

  8. Scattered Canary - Wikipedia

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    Scattered Canary is a Nigerian fraud ring. During the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, the group used business email compromise and, according to the United States Secret Service, "hundreds if not thousands" of money mules to defraud U.S. state unemployment agencies. [1] A security firm that tracked the group said they started in 2009 committing ...

  9. Nigerian Scam Email Ring Indicted for Swindling Seniors - AOL

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    Ten alleged members of a Nigerian email scam crime ring have been indicted on federal charges of swindling at least two dozen victims nationwide out of some $1.5 million, the U.S. Attorney for the ...