Even though I sometimes sent message to my clients, subscribers and mailing list warning them about some scams flowing online, people still fall victims. I have to write this warning messagebecause when I got about 3 calls and a visit to my office last week concerning some scamming emails received by my clients, I know that there is trouble in the land.
1. Any email purported to come from Liberty Reserve concerning investments, HYIPs or to receive referral payment is FAKE. Ask yourself this question, "How can someone ask you to pay $0.1 or whatever amount to receive a referral commission of $400?" It's easier for him to take his charges and send you rest. Then, why asking you to pay to receive when s/he already has substantial amount of your money as referral commission as s/he claimed?
These emails are NEVER from Liberty Reserve. The spammers use a spamming tool that allows them to use any email ID of their choice to send out millions of emails to extracted email IDs.
So, they can just add Liberty Reserve or any other company email ID as the sender and broadcast to millions out there. Be CAREFUL!
2. Run from HYIP investments. Ask yourself this question, "How can somebody pay you 100% of your investment daily? How does s/he makes the money?" It's not possible even the person dey do oil bunkering for Niger Delta... lol
3. NEVER pay anyone claiming to secure VISA of any country for you through bank payment or e-currencies. You must go and see the person kolokolo and do your research before parting with your funds.
We have discovered that some scammers do advertise online about VISA processing fees. When victims fall mugu, they will give bank details of exchangers. As soon payment is effected, they will secure payment details from you and head straight to exchangers website to get Liberty Reserve funds.
If investigations are done, you can only trace funds to exchangers' bank account but the real culprit is out there. Kpatakpata everything will go to court and die there.
You now see why all REAL ECURRENCY exchangers like http://nigeriagoldexchange.com/register.php?refid=726
requires all her clients to go for verification.
4. Any email from big multi-national firms claiming you won something but will have to pay to claim is FAKE. It's same thing as in No. 1 above.
5. Any claim that you will make millions without hard-work (or I call it working smart) is FAKE. Ask anyone making clean money online today and he will tell you it takes some hard-work, smart-work, brainstorming,
patience and full-fledged online business empire to make money online.
Online business is same as the normal businesses you see around you. The only thing is that you have larger market to tap into when you take it online.
For example, we are in Port Harcourt, Nigeria but sell our services/products to clients in Abuja, Lagos, UK, South Africa, Turkey, USA, Ghana, etc.
With normal brick and mortar business, it will not be possible.
6. Buying brand new laptop for N10,000 is FAKE unless it's a multi-level marketing system. If you receive any email telling you to send N10,000 for a complete brand new laptop, please DELETE such message. It's not possible even in China.
We have receive messages how one guy in Lagos dupe clients of their hard-earned money promising to send them brand new laptop for N10,000 to N15,000.
7. Make Google your companion. Whenever you have doubts, search about it on Google. You will see lots inputs from other victims. That will save you from the hands of scammers.
I'm committed to your success,
Originally composed by Ken Nwankwo