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Sometimes it is very difficult to recognize hoax, a deliberately fabricated false message presenting itself to be the truth, especially when it’s being shared by your friends on Facebook.These are very recent examples of viral scams, maybe you have noticed them in your news feeds yesterday…Inevitably, emergencies come up, requiring more of your money and delaying the "transfer" of funds to your account.
Online versions of the scam originate primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom and Nigeria, with Ivory Coast, Togo, South Africa, Benin, the Netherlands, and Spain also having high incidences of such fraud.
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.
They hide behind special offers, exclusive content or new apps in order to obtain your username and passwords or to spread viruses and other malware.
Scammers simply prosper in huge crowds and…news feeds.