Dating scams and promises from ghana

Lottery/sweepstakes Legitimate lottery or sweepstakes NEVER require people pay money up front.Get a letter, call, or email saying you won something (money or a prize), but before you can collect the prize you need to send money to pay for taxes, customs, or any fees?

Be aware that counterfeit checks are very hard to identify. Did you meet someone through a personal ad, e-mail, chat room or an instant message?

Many local governments recently have issued a national warning about the continued defrauding of citizens taking place through a foreign lottery or sweepstakes scam.

Be aware that if you receive a notice about winning a lottery, no matter how official it looks, and are required to pay a fee to claim your winnings - this is a scam.

Any monies received by a stranger cannot be recovered and unfortunately you will not get your money refunded back to you. Buying a vehicle Have you found a great vehicle online or in an advertisement with a price too good to be true?

Have you found something online that interests you - a puppy, a car, an apartment for rent or any item for sale? They may even send you a letter or e-mail of authentication telling you that you have purchased the item but need to wire funds first. Are you being asked to send the down payment through a Money Gram money transfer? Do not send money for the vehicle to the seller or a payments representative.

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