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My friend has had online telephone contact with a man for

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My friend has had online telephone contact with a man for over 2 months he and his daughter went to Nigeria they had an accident and were taken to hospital and put my friend down as next of kin, the hospital is now requesting £6100 for treatment but they don't sound real sounds more like the man trying to scam her for monies ,how do I find out if this is real or not ?or do I report this and if so where do I report it to please
many thanks Annette Houghton
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Hello Annette my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

I assume these people have never met?

Alex Watts :

If so then it is a scan

Alex Watts :

* scam *

Alex Watts :

This is called advance fee fraud. If you google search 419 scam you will see lots of sites

Alex Watts :

No doubt the money is asked to be sent via Moneygram or Western Union?

Alex Watts :

If they have never met it is almost certainly a scam

Alex Watts :

Nigeria is well known for it

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer:

thanks Alex who do I report this too please

Alex Watts :

You should report this to the Police

Alex Watts :

Also please see:

Alex Watts :

http://content.met.police.uk/Article/Advance-fee-fraud--paying-money-for-a-promise-of-wealth-419-Fraud/1400010731444/1400010731444

Alex Watts :

Does this help?

Customer:

Yes thanks Alex for all your help its much appreciated

Alex Watts :

Great, if I could invite you to rate my answer before you go today - thanks

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