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An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick.The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.The scammer usually poses as a lawyer, banker or other foreign official, and claims that the deceased left no other beneficiaries.
By then, Morrison knew she was dealing with a scammer.
"The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says.
Alternatively, they might say that an unrelated wealthy person has died without a will, and that you can inherit their fortune through some legal trickery because you share the same last name.
You will be told that your supposed inheritance is difficult to access due to government and bank restrictions or taxes in the country where the money is held, and that you will need to pay money and provide personal details to claim it. Scammers will go to great lengths to convince you that a fortune awaits if you follow their instructions.
Scammers, hiding behind fictitious profiles, initiate a relationship with an individual seeking companionship, marriage, or a sexual relationship. One character commonly described by victims is an attractive, wealthy American citizen living abroad, frequently in Nigeria or another west African country.