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Bureau warns of email fraudsters

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Joey Fernandez of the Better Business Bureau of Central California said Monday that Madera-area email customers are being bombarded by Nigerian letter scams.

“The fund-transfer frauds reach intended victims by fax, letter or email,” he said. “The sender, who claims to be a government official or member of a royal family, requests assistance in transferring millions of dollars of excess money out of Nigeria and promises to pay the person for his or her help.”

He said the offers are totally bogus, and said that although people have been warned about them for years, the scams nevertheless still catch some unsuspecting people in their webs.

“The victims never see their money again,” he said...


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