You will never see any of the promised money because there isn’t any.
And the worst thing is, this scam is not even new; its variant dates back to 1920s when it was known as ' The Spanish Prisoner' con.
As for these incredible, pre-approved loans for a half-a-million dollar homes: use your common sense.
These people do not know you or your credit situation, yet they are willing to offer massive credit limits.
Most of us dream of hitting it big, quitting our jobs and retiring while still young enough to enjoy the fine things in life.
Chances are you will receive at least one intriguing email from someone saying that you did indeed win a huge amount of money.
Sadly, a percentage of all the recipients of their “amazing” offer will take the bait and pay the up-front fee.
Yet people still fall for this money transfer con game.
This is the most widespread internet and email scam today. "Phishing" is where digital thieves lure you into divulging your password info through convincing emails and web pages.
These phishing emails and web pages resemble legitimate credit authorities like Citibank, e Bay, or Pay Pal.
A common variation is a woman in Africa who claimed that her husband had died and that she wanted to leave millions of dollars of his estate to a good church.
In every variation, the scammer is promising obscenely large payments for small unskilled tasks.