There are many questions to ask and we want to ask them all! Emails, like this example of Nigerian email scam, are common and sent in records numbers to people around the globe. To protect yourself and your personal information you must learn how to spot a scam and also learn how to avoid communicating with the scammers.
The stories, including the detailed scam sent from “Mrs. Lemochi Aziha” is designed to grab your attention. This particular scam places an emphasis on religion and the long tragic tale of the supposed Mrs. Lemochi Aziha. Or the Prince of Nigeria scam where you need to help a prince to get out of his country and he will reward you with millions.
The scammer is hoping your reach out to them due to their compleing story and offer them your personal information. The reality is that scammers are not out to help you, but in most cases are out to hurt you. Sharing your bank account, name, address, occupation or another other piece of your personal information can result in a loss of money and security.
Be cautious when you encounter scams in your email inbox and try to familiarize yourself with the typical warning signs.