Republic of benin dating scams
Be careful about sending money to a stranger in exchange for the promise of such things as home improvement, predatory lending, estate planning or even just a large sum of money to build your “nest egg.” Don’t ever let a stranger manage your finances and assets.
The Internet Purchase Scam You’ve found a terrific price on an apartment rental online and decide to move forward with signing the lease.
You think about how you’ve needed a new refrigerator for some time and decide to take the plunge. Sure, you’re a little skeptical because you’re buying it from a stranger and even stranger yet — they’ve asked you to transfer money to them for the purchase.
Never use a money transfer to purchase something from a stranger.
Sure, you've never met her in person — but that doesn't matter. The Relative in Need Scam Your grandchild is traveling in Mexico and has suddenly run out of money.
You've been talking to her for months, exchanged pictures, maybe even spoken on the phone. She sends you an urgent e-mail or phone call saying she has an emergency and asks for money.
Before you know it, you realize that the check or money order is counterfeit and — worse yet — you can’t get back the money you sent through the money transfer.