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Nigerian E-mail Fraud Strikes Calgary Yet Again

Calgary Police have issued an alert to the people in Calgary (Alberta, Canada) for being watchful ever-since the Nigerian fraud campaign has returned to the city, published cbc.ca dated September 25, 2014.

It maybe noted that the Nigerian fraud is as old as decades and it takes various forms such as regular mail, text messages or scam e-mail.

Characteristically, it poses as communication from any government minister else lawyer requesting help towards transferring cash that would be rewarded handsomely, often millions of bucks.

Although people usually do not trust the scheme, many mistakenly answer it alternatively go along with it just to have fun.

Security specialists emphasize the need for avoiding answering any dubious electronic mail.

Better Business Bureau's Camie Leard says that simply answering such an e-mail serves the scammer's intention to hook onto the responder, and once that happens, he's extremely good at his malicious activity. Globalnews.ca published this dated September 25, 2014.

According to Leard, the scammers do just as described above throughout the day daily i.e. find someone whose trust they can exploit.

Calgary Police Economic Crime Division's Kristie Vanheul says answering a message of the above kind can expose the responder to more types of fraud like ID theft; therefore, it's highly recommendable that one doesn't follow any web-links nor answer the associated e-mail. Globalnews.ca published this.

Like always, the fraudsters aren't based inside Canada while try persuading probable victims to transmit cash via a worldwide operating wire transfer.

Cops compute innumerable such frauds as occurring inside North America, with a lot of them remaining unreported.

Any person in Calgary who thinks he has been victimized with any scam is suggested dialing 403-266-1234 for police help.

Moreover, any person who gets an e-mail or any other communication he thinks is a scam must report about his suspicion to CAFC (Canadian Anti-Fraud Center).

Meanwhile, for lessening the possibilities about getting conned with such Nigerian fraud electronic mails, authorities urge users for treating those e-mails with suspicion that request to provide personal information, especially passwords. Moreover, they mustn't dispatch sensitive photographs, confidential, private else financial details over e-mail.

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