The Facts

If I have sent you to this page, it’s because this page was written for you.

Here are a few cold, hard facts about advance-fee scams.

I state on every page of the ScamOfTheDay.com website that scams target the weak and desperate. Still very true.

In the almost five years that I have been running this website I have talked to NO ONE that won or received the big money. Don’t you think that I would have talked to someone that won the big prize by now?

1) So – if you have received a text message supposedly from Microsoft (or from anyone else) telling you that you have won millions of dollars, it is not real. It is just some people that want to rip you off and take your money.

2) And if you have received an email message telling you that you have won millions of dollars, again, it is not real. It is just some people that want to rip you off and take your money.

What’s happening here is that you are being solicited for an ‘advance-fee scam.’ An advance-fee scam is a scam where people offer you LOTS of money but first (in advance) you have to give THEM money. And the thing? You never get the big money.

And here are the facts of life – not everyone has your best interests in mind when they contact you. Some people want to do everything in their power to rip you off and take your money.

For those of you in the grips of a scammer I have a few bits of advice. Do not send them anymore money – you won’t get anything for it. The con men (and women) will say anything to you to get your money … again, as above, not everyone has your best interests in mind. If necessary change your email address and/or phone number.

For more information – How to Identify and Avoid E-Mail Scams and the advance-fee article at Wikipedia.

More advice – if you are wondering why you have received a scam, google your email address. That will usually show where the scammers got your email address.

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  1. I got this e-mail they ask me to fill out form and send them to get money, it cost me 100$ to send them the form;

    BANQUE REGIONALE DE SOLIDARITE – BENIN (BRS BENIN)
    144 Avenue VAN VOLLEN HOVEN
    01-BP 097 Cotonou – BENIN
    E-mail: customer.services_brsgroup@yahoo.fr
    brs_gruop@groupmail.com
    Website: http://www.groupebrs.com
    Tel : 00229 99 04 31 35
    Fax: 00229 99 61 18 05

    March 16th, 2012

    Valued Attention: Arni Thordarson

    We are very sorry for late reply it was due to some technical problem we had in our office and we have resolved it. Your cashier check(Cheque) was deposited to us by TNT GLOBAL EXPRESS and which was issued by Mrs Delores Price and the check worth $900,000(Nine Hundred Thousand US Dollar).

    You are to fill the attached form on this mail and kindly return it to us for onward transfer of the sum to your designated account. Please kindly read the options on the Application and chose the one suitable to you.

    MAKE SURE YOU FILL THE FORM AND ATTACHED A COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT OR ANY ID TO ENABLE US PROCESS YOUR FORM.

    We are waiting to hear from you.

    Thanking you in anticipation .

    Dr. Zubbi Tofa
    Head of Operations
    BRS BENIN
    WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU BETTER!

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