I’m sure you’ve come across some Nigerian 419 scam emails and begin to get used to it, ignoring and directly hitting the “Delete” button as soon as you see one.
Those typical email scams from Nigeria usually require you to relocate some funds to some place abroad. Upon your response, they will ask you a bunch of information and also some cash to transfer the claimed money which usually comes from another country.
As many more people become more aware of this type of Nigeria email fraud, so do scammers unfortunately, who also response to the energetic development of the blogosphere and make bloggers their next objective. Usually they propose a website partnership enquiry in the following form:
- Someone makes an offer to advertise on your blog (text links, ad spots)
- Upon yor response, they will start the price negotiation (with over rated prizes)
- I case you agree, you’ll have a check (that never clears) over the amount you agreed before (if you agreed $1000, you’ll get a $1500 check)
- The scammers will claim the refund of $500
- In worst case, you will send the refund and find out the check is a fake.
Here goes the old saying “If it’s too good to be true, it usually is”
Read what others are saying:
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