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Advance Fee Scams


  • Advertisements offer thousands of dollars of "free money" available in the form of government grants.
  • A wealthy foreigner who needs help moving millions of dollars from his homeland promises a hefty percentage of this fortune as a reward for assisting him.
  • Announcements inform recipients that they've won large sums of money in foreign lotteries.
  • Because you share your surname with a wealthy dead guy, you're in line for a windfall inheritance.

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