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Reporting Internet and Telephone Scams Reporting Business and Tax Scams Sample Letters Community Q&A Scams are attempts to get you to pay for things or services that you don't need, want, or understand.
After they establish some lovely correspondence with you, fall in love and maybe even send a couple of cheap presents, they will either: a) be almost on their way to meet you, but something will happen to them: they will get robbed, beaten, get into the hospital, or other misfortune will happen and of course you will be their only contact to ask for financial help, or: b) tell you that their employer pays them with Money Orders or checks, and they can't cash them in Nigeria.
They will send you the Money Orders or checks and ask you to deposit them into your bank account and then wire the money to them via Western Union.
Often companies will warn their customers of mimicking scams by putting notices on their websites, explaining the steps people can take to prevent others falling victim to the same scam.
If you’re not sure whether an email you have received is a phishing email, take a look at our guide to spotting phishing emails.