Dating scams and promises from ghana

02-Jun-2019 06:18

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?

There are many legitimate ways to provide support to help people impacted by floods, earthquakes, fires, other natural disasters or even man-made disasters.

If you're eager to make a donation, give in a way that you have donated before or through a trusted organization or business where you fully understand how the funds are being collected and used.

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.

Remember; the FTC doesn't make outgoing phone calls to contact people, they don't ask consumers to provide banking or sensitive information, they don't ask you to send money, and if refunds are part of a FTC settlement, the FTC provides the funds by check.

Did a relative call because they need money for a family member in medical need or for medicine? Use precaution when sending money in any of these situations.

Does the price for the item seem to be too good to be true and are you being asked to pay for the item through a Money Gram money transfer? The vehicle purchase scammer may try to convince you to pay through Money Gram to avoid sales tax and get a great price.

They may even send you a letter or e-mail of authentication telling you that you have purchased the item, but in order to deliver it you need to wire funds first. Once money is wired and received, it cannot be recovered and, unfortunately, you will be at loss for any money transferred.

It is not safe to use a money transfer service when trying to purchase an item.

A stranger begins a close relationship with you and offers to manage your finances and assets.

Did a relative call because they need money for a family member in medical need or for medicine? Use precaution when sending money in any of these situations.

Does the price for the item seem to be too good to be true and are you being asked to pay for the item through a Money Gram money transfer? The vehicle purchase scammer may try to convince you to pay through Money Gram to avoid sales tax and get a great price.

They may even send you a letter or e-mail of authentication telling you that you have purchased the item, but in order to deliver it you need to wire funds first. Once money is wired and received, it cannot be recovered and, unfortunately, you will be at loss for any money transferred.

It is not safe to use a money transfer service when trying to purchase an item.

A stranger begins a close relationship with you and offers to manage your finances and assets.

These callers can request that you send money anywhere in the world.