- Posts: 2146
- Joined: 23 Jan 2020
What is different now with these scams is that the scammer is claiming to have already successfully transferred the money they contacted you about before. Their emails will say things like "I'm very happy to inform you about my success in getting the funds transferred". They will also say that they are wanting to compensate you because they didn't forget your "past efforts" in trying to help them.
Sometimes a scammer may send you this type of scam if they sent you a scam in the past which you didn't respond to. Or sometimes a scammer may send it to you who has never contacted you before. Often the scammer contacting you may also act as if they are a Barrister, Lawyer, Reverend Father, Banker, or other type of types of person making contact on behalf of the person who wants to reward you for your past efforts.
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