Spanish Prisoner Scam

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The Spanish Prisoner Scam

The Spanish Prisoner Scam The Spanish Prisoner is a confidence trick originating by at least the early 19th century, as Eugène François Vidocq described in his memoirs It is one of the basic scam types still in use today! Reprinted from Slate » The Spanish Prisoner, the Treasure-Dangling Scam That Won’t Die “A man in this country receives a letter from a foreign city,” reads a New York Times trend story from 1898, about [...]

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Advance Fee Fraud / 419 Scams

SCARS™ Scam Basics: Advance Fee Fraud / 419 Scams What Is An Advance Fee Fraud An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of online scams or cybercrimes. 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. If a victim makes the payment, [...]