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Nigerian Letter Scam Gets a Crafty New Twist

You’re good at your job. So good that a former client remembered your hard work and left you millions of dollars. Sounds like a dream come true, right? It’s really a crafty new version of the “Nigerian Letter Scam.” BBB has received reports of scammers sending letters to people based on their current or former occupations.

 

How the Scam Works :

 

You receive a letter in the mail that appears to come from a law firm. One recent version used the name “Bill Millman & Associates” and claimed to be located in Toronto. The law firm is contacting you on behalf of their “late client.” They have good news! In his will, the client left you several million dollars.

 

This may sound like a classic “Nigerian Letter Scam,” but there’s a twist. This letter is specifically being sent to nurses. It claims that the client remembered the excellent care you gave him “while he was on a business trip in the U.S.”

 

Scammers are getting more targeted by using professional listings and databases to craft realistic stories. But no matter the form, the scams work the same way. The target is due a large sum of money, but they must pay various “fees,” “taxes,” or “bribes” to move it from one country to another. No matter how much the victim pays upfront, the money never seems to arrive.

 

Tips to Avoid This Scam:

  • Just throw it out: If you receive a letter from Nigeria, or any other country, asking you to send personal or banking information, do not reply!
  • Cashier checks and money orders can be counterfeit. When a stranger sends a check or money, consult with your bank about the time it will take to verify the check. Wait for the funds to clear before withdrawing money. This can be as long as two or three weeks.
  • Report it: If you or someone you know has lost money to “4-1-9” fraud, report it to the U.S. Secret Service: secretservice.gov. In Canada, report these scams to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

 

For More Information :

 

For more details about tax scams, read the full BBB article on this scam. See BBB’s tip on foreign money exchange scams for more advice.

 

To report a scam, go to BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/scamtracker). To protect yourself from all kinds of scams, visit the BBB Scam Tips page (BBB.org/scamtips).

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