How to avoid them: How they work: One online trading scam targets people selling items such as cars via auction.
The scammer pretends to be interested in the auctioned item as a present for someone else.
If you are approached by someone you suspect to be a conman, call the National Hotline on 1300 133 408 (8.30am to 5pm, Mon - Fri).
male pictures most frequently used by African scammers.
ALL PICTURES ARE STOLEN FROM INNOCENT THIRD PARTIES.
In reality, the scammers are Africans from Nigeria and Ghana.
The name refers to the scammers “phishing” (fishing) for victims by sending official-looking emails.
Since the letter’s recipients share the same last name as the deceased, they’re given the opportunity to claim part of the will in exchange for “legal fees”.
The scam was backed up by genuine-looking paperwork and a clone website.
How to avoid them: A scammer sends a spam letter to a list of people.
Strange behaviour from an online friend or admirer?
Stop Travelling Conmen is a campaign to help identify and protect the Australian community from misleading and deceptive conduct by conmen.