In this scam the scammer will contact the victim and explain that either they or some close family member has had some tragic accident or medical emergency and will die or suffer grave consequences unless you send them enough money to pay for the medical fees.
Typical scenarios include traffic accidents, brain hemorrhages, heart attacks, kidney operations etc.
In this scam the scammer asks you to send money for food, rent, internet access or other living expenses.
Typically this will be followed by a request for another small amount of money shortly after the victim sends their initial amount.
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In this scam the scammer asks you to send money for fees for college, university or other educational activities.In many occasions the scammer may have primed the victim by previously telling you all about their fake mom, son daughter etc and the victim may have even spoken to the fake mom, son daughter etc on the phone or by email.This is a ploy to gain greater sympathy from you when they reveal that “mom” will die in 24 hours unless you send the funds for an emergency operation.All processors will carefully judge your business to determine whether you fall into the “high-risk” category.If, for whatever reason, your business is determined to be a high-risk one, the consequences can be severe.