Whatever they bought, was purchased with a stolen credit card, soon the seller will find out, and police will be after YOU, as your address is listed as a receiver. But the point is: The money should be sent Western Union or Money Gram. They will give a seller your shipping address and ask to re-ship it to them (re-shipping scam).According to scambusters.org, “being smart is NOT enough to protect yourself from Internet scams.” According to Internet World Stats about 1,802,330,457 people use the Internet.That’s a huge number, and with large numbers of people, there is always a few “bad apples” in the bunch.The scam messages often claim to originate in Nigeria, but usually this is not true.The number "419" refers to the section of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud, the charges and penalties for offenders.
HOWEVER, BY VIRTUE OF OUR POSITION AS CIVIL SERVANTS AND MEMBERS OF THIS PANEL, WE CANNOT ACQUIRE THIS MONEY IN OUR NAMES. THIS WAY WE WILL USE YOUR COMPANY’S NAME TO APPLY FOR PAYMENT AND THE CONTRACT IN YOUR COMPANY’S NAME.Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction. 7) women send you nude pictures, you can bet they are stolen from porn sites 8) often, they propose you marriage or promise to marry you 9) they even send you “documents”: bad photoshopped passports and stuff 10) you are hooked, you are in love But… They become even more slick, and use satellites, cell-phones and proxies to hide their real IPs. You don’t have to question it, you don’t have to ask why, you don’t have to seek for exceptions from the rule, because there are NONE. And your handsome white dude or chick in Nigeria is also no exception. If a supposedly white, asian or hispanic person contacts you online and then turns out to be in Nigeria or Ghana, it’s a scam. As for black people, if they claim to be African-Americans, but “presently” temporarily in Nigeria or Ghana for any reason: job, taking care of a sick parent, etc.. Especially if their picture looks like an African-American model. 5) they chat with you, send love letters (stolen from elsewhere and easily googled), sometimes send little gifts, purchased with stolen CC 6) they talk to you on the phone and sound bloody African, but you think it’s a sexy “Italian” accent. Whenever West Africa is mentioned, you have to drop correspondence immediately. They know people don’t trust Nigeria and Ghana anymore, so they pretend to be from any other country in the world, or that they are in the US military, and ask to send money not to Africa, but to other countries: to their accomplices and mules.