While fraud and fraudulent offers of instant wealth often target senior
citizens, a recent fraud scheme has begun targeting individuals of all
ages and demographics. This fraud is known as the Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud.
How Does Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud Work?
In these schemes, a person pretends to be a Nigerian businessperson and
asks ordinary individuals or businesses to help move large sums of money,
sometimes billions, out of Nigeria in exchange for a large profit. These
scammers use mail, faxes, telephone calls, and emails to solicit many
To cover up their identities, these imposters use a large variety of aliases,
which they have taken from many reputable and notable professionals and
businesspersons. It should be noted that these individuals have not given
their consent for fraudsters to function under their names and are not
tied to these deceitful acts by any means.
To help persons identify these fraudulent acts, a list of common aliases
has been provided
If you or a loved one has fallen prey to a scammer, contact The Russell
Friedman Law Group, LLP to speak with a New York & New Jersey attorney.
Your initial case review is free of charge.