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VEHICLE MATCHING SCAM
VISHING
WEBSITE DOMAIN NAME SCAM

S/N TYPES OF FRAUD DESCRIPTION RECOMMENDED RESPONSE
120 VEHICLE MATCHING SCAM A car owner who has placed an advert for the sale of his car gets a call from a fraudster that he has someone willing to buy the car and that the car owner is to pay a certain fee, which will be paid back if the car is not sold.
This is a form of obtaining by false pretense.
Report to:
1. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
2. Nigeria Police Force
121 VISHING Fraudster obtains the personal information of the victim through phone calls or by leaving voice messages purporting to be from a genuine reputable firm or companies, this information is used to carry out fraudulent activities. Report to:
1. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
2. Nigeria Communications Commission
3. Nigeria Police Force
121 WASH-WASH(MONEY) SCAM The fraudsters tell the potential victims that they have discovered a chemical or substance that can make one rich by either turning blank papers to money or from turning naira note to hard currencies. The victim is asked to pay some money to enable them to purchase the chemical needed. Report to:
1. Nigeria Police Force
122 WEBSITE DOMAIN NAME SCAM This is when fraudsters try to sell website a domain name for an excessive fee, informing the victim that someone else is about to buy that same name. This is a form of obtaining by false pretense. Report to:
1. Nigeria Communications Commission
2. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
3. Nigeria Police Force
122 WIRE FRAUD This is situation or scheme where a fraudster deprives his/her victims of their properties through mail or wire communication. Report to:
1. Nigeria Police Force

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