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Courier and parcel delivery Nigerian Scam: What is it?
People who’ve been cheated by fraudulent package and parcel delivery firms contacted in droves. They usually receive messages informing them that they’ve won a prize from a celebrity or a friend sent them a gift and that they must provide money to cover the cost of shipping or clearing the parcel.
You will then receive an email purporting to be from your local customs office informing you that you’ve a parcel on hold and awaiting release, but you must pay a charge to cover administrative costs as well as custom fees and/or taxes.
The perpetrator usually contacts the victim by email, instant messaging, social media, using a bogus email address or social media account and makes an offer that reportedly results in a significant payment for the victim.
- IOSAS Freight
- ENL Courier Express, INC.
- RCS logistics, Abuja (RCS Logistics is based in the UK and does not offer courier services too Nigeria).
How to be aware of the scam?
- On the official website, double-check the courier company’s information which appears on the waybill.
- Using waybill number, you can contact the courier firm and request the parcel be tracked.
- Check the review of company in on Yelp and their BBB profile.
- The length of time a company has been in operation might also provide information about them.
- Verify the details of the agent.
- This is one of the most typical shipping cons that many Americans are subjected to on a daily basis. It’s particularly prevalent around the holidays and during shopping seasons like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
- Be wary of any promise of a large sum of money in exchange for your participation in a fund-transfer scam.
- Don’t provide someone your personal or financial information if they make such an appeal.
What are the known scams of Courier – parcel delivery Nigerian Scam?
The “Nigerian prince” scam, often known as the “419” scam (called after the section of Nigeria’s criminal code dealing with fraud), has a dreadful history that precedes the digital age. Its origins can be traced back to a well-known 19th-century con known as the “Spanish Prisoner”. The attack method has evolved from letters and faxes to emails and social media.
The con artist pretends to be a wealthy and powerful individual who urgently needs your help to get a large sum of money out of their country in exchange for a large percentage of the loot.
Nigerian scams now originate from nations and include various scenarios of impending riches, some of which are based on real-world occurrences. (That Nigerian prince may now be a Syrian banker or a US soldier in the Middle East, for example.) However, the term has come to mean “advance fee” frauds that promise a significant quantity of money if you provide bank information or money up front.
What are the tips to avoid the scam?
- If you get a suspicious email, look for warning flags like bad grammar and mention of a bank, government agency, or other body that requires fees to be paid before money can be transferred.
- If you ever get a check from an unknown source, proceed with care.
- If someone asks for a gift card, keep in mind that gift cards are intended to be given rather than used as payment. You have two choices: ignore the requester or, if it appears to be coming from someone you know, pick up the phone and ask them about it.
- Walk away if the company requires you to pay a fee up advance in order to be considered for the position. No legitimate work opportunity, including mystery shopping, requires payment.
- Don’t agree to pay money to a stranger who contacts you online via wire transfer, international fund transfer, cash reload card, or cryptocurrency.
Read the list of comments getting for courier parcel delivery Nigerian Scam for Airlines section in Nigeria and be aware of the scam
Emirates SkyCargo Airline in Abuja, Nigeria: https://airlines-airports.com/emirates-skycargo-airline-in-abuja-nigeria/#comment-61677
Town office of Emirates in Kano, Nigeria: https://airlines-airports.com/emirates-town-office-kano-nigeria/#tc-comment-title
Emirates town office in Lagos, Nigeria: https://airlines-airports.com/emirates-town-office-lagos-nigeria/#tc-comment-title