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CAREER OPPORTUNITY FRAUD
CASH POINT FRAUD
CHARITABLE PUBLICATION SCAM
CHARITY DONATION FRAUD
CHEQUE FRAUD

S/N TYPES OF FRAUD DESCRIPTION RECOMMENDED RESPONSE
21 CAREER OPPORTUNITY FRAUD Adverts for jobs that do not exist are placed by bogus organizations or individuals. Applicants are later instructed to pay a particular amount either for application forms or something else. After payment, the fraudsters are nowhere to be found. Report to:
1. Nigeria Police Force
2. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
3. National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.
4. Independent Corrupt Practices Commission
5. Nigeria Communications Commission
22 CASH POINT FRAUD This a situation where fraudsters target ATMs to commit fraud. They either entrap the cards and remove it once the owner is gone, or insert a device into an ATM to copy details from the card once the card is inserted into the machine. Report to:
1. Financial Institution
2. Economic and Financial Crime Commission
3. Nigeria Police Force
23 CHARITABLE SCAM This involves a situation when an individual calls as a telesales agent for a bogus advertising company, asking the victim to place an advert on their publication. This caller gives the impression that the bogus company partners with a local charity or something similar. Report to:
1. Nigeria Police Force
24 CHARITY DONATION FRAUD Fraudsters pose themselves as charitable organizations and ask individuals to make donations to help the cause of the organization when in actuality the organization doesn’t exist. The fraudsters can also use the name of the genuine charitable organization to carry this out. Report to:
1. Nigeria Police Force
2. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
25 CHEQUE FRAUD This is usually when a cheque is used to obtain money from the bank illegally. This can be due to bad cheque writing, alteration of figures in cheque, using disappearing inks to write a cheque, etc. Report to:
1. Financial Institution
2. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
3. Nigeria Police Force

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