What Are Banking Scams?

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What Are Banking Scams?

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Banking scams are email scams related to banking institutions. Some of the names of the banks that the scammers use are real and some are non-existent. The scammers may also use the names of real persons to contact you with and/or send you scans of fake identities. Sometimes real bank websites are printed within the scam emails and sometimes fraudulent web domains and fake websites made to look like a real bank are being used. However, all of these emails are scams and are in no way ever connected to any real banks.

In all cases though these scams involve a type of fraudulent criminal practice known as “Advance Fee Fraud”, a.k.a. “419 Scams”. If you are not yet familiar with these two terms then the following article on Wikipedia can help you to understand more about how most of these types of scams operate: Wikipedia Link

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