The advance fee fraud


This is where you are asked to wire money to a friend or relative to prove that you can pay the rent, and provide details to prove that you have done this. The scammer then collects the money and disappears.

Scammers often post false property details on quite reputable web-sites (who do their best to stop them, but you can’t catch everyone). This scam is particularly associated with the transfer service Western Union.


Be wary, and very suspicious if anyone asks you to wire money to a relative as proof of payment.



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