Popular internet dating scams
All you are asked to do is cover the endless “legal” and other “fees” that must be paid to the people that can release the fictional fortune.
Scams have become more advanced, more deceptive, and more common, and even venerable scams from the early days still snag people.
It informs you that you have won millions of dollars, and it flatters you with congratulations repeatedly.
The catch: Before you can collect your winnings, you must pay the “processing fee" which can be upwards of several thousands of dollars.
Below are some of the more common ones you may encounter — or may have already encountered.
This is the most widespread internet and email scam today.
Email programs have improved by adding ways of recognizing bogus emails and flagging them before they get to you, but they're not perfect.