Frequently Asked Questions about Advance-Fee Scams
Q) Why do I have to pay fees? Why can’t you fold the fees into my prize?
A) I used to get this question a lot.
I got it again today (20-Jul-2011) for the first time in a long time. The real problem here is that the question asker doesn’t realize that it’s a scam. There is no prize. The whole intent of the advance-fee scam is to get ‘fees’ from the ‘prize winner’ in advance of them getting their prize, which they will never receive.