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SMISHING
SPAM EMAILS
SWEEPSTAKE SCAM
TAB NAPPING

S/N TYPES OF FRAUD DESCRIPTION RECOMMENDED RESPONSE
111 SMISHING This is a form of identity theft, where fraudsters obtain personal information of victims by SMS text messages. This information is used to commit fraud. Report to:
1. Nigeria Communications Commission
2. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
112 SPAM EMAILS This is a form of identity theft where emails are sent out to various email addresses to gain personal information. Report to:
1. Nigeria Communications Commission
2. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
113 SWEEPSTAKE SCAM This is when a victim gets a call or an email from an individual stating that the victim has won a lottery that doesn’t exist. The fraudster further claims that the victim is to pay a certain amount of money before he can claim the prize, thereby obtaining by false pretense. Report to:
1. National Lottery Commission
2. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
3. Nigeria Police Force
114 TAB NAPPING This is also a type of identity theft. Here the fraudster uses tabs that are opened by victims in their computer system to get the victim’s personal information. Report to:
1. Nigerian Communications Commission
2. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
3. Nigeria Police Force

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