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Security Best Practices

Beware of Advance Fee Schemes

The "Nigerian Prince" scam has become a joke, but that same kind of "Advance Fee Scheme" is still stealing millions of dollars from consumers every year. Whether the offer comes through email, social media, postal mail or over the phone, if you are asked to pay a fee in advance to collect a larges sum of money or something of great value, it's probably a fraud.

Advance Fee Schemes


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