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Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists.
Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other ificance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information. We receive inquiries every day from people who have been defrauded for hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars by Internet contacts they thought were their friends or loved ones.
Internet scams are attempts by con artists to convince you to send them money. In Nigeria, these scams are also referred to as scams. for scam resources. The most common scams involve someone allegedly in Nigeria who is in some sort of trouble, ranging from detention to extortion or hospitalization. Inevitably, the sender is making an appeal for money. If this is someone you have not met personally, we urge you to stop corresponding with whoever sent the message, and please do not send any money to Nigeria. Do not believe any offers that require a fee to be paid up front. In many cases, scammers troll the Internet for victims, and spend weeks or months building a relationship.
Scammers can be very clever and deceptive, creating sad and believable stories that will make you want to send them money.
Before you send funds, check to see if you recognize any of the following s, and realize that you may be a potential victim of a scam:. Internet scammers are using social networking sites to find victims. Adoption scams are another type of scam to avoid. The perpetrators of child adoption fraud often claim to be indigent parents unable to care for or members of the clergy working at an orphanage seeking a good home for.
Americans should be very cautious about sending money or traveling abroad to adopt from an orphanage they have only heard about through s. A new twist in the conventional adoption scam is that once the victim suspects fraud and breaks off communication with the scammers, a new message will arrive claiming to be from a police agency. All of these scams have one thing in common — they contain requests for money.
Con artists can be very creative and very determined. Be skeptical. Do not send anyone money unless you are certain that it is a legitimate request — even if you think you know the person well based on your Internet correspondence. Footer Reporting nigerian scams This is the official website of the U. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein. Home Home U. Citizen Services Additional Resources for U.
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