Voss declined to discuss how many reports it receives. Don't friend a scammer this Valentine's Day. Profile-Icon Created with Sketch. The criminals can download their scripts off plenty of online sites. The Internet has thoughts. This is crazy, I know!
Solicitations for an investment scam can come via email, telephone or even in the mail.
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For example, they may claim to have a severely ill family member who requires immediate medical attention such as an expensive operation, or they may claim financial hardship due to an unfortunate run of bad luck such as a failed business or mugging in the street. We're at War: You might get an email apparently from the Nigerian police telling you they have closed in on the scammer and need a payment from you before they can arrest him. While there is no foolproof rule, it is best to avoid investing in opportunities that have been presented to you by someone who came out of the blue. My producer takes on the role of Kathryn for the call.