Hollywood Directors and Producers used in New Nigerian Money Scam
Oct 26, 2014
Oct 6, 2014
TMZ has uncovered a Nigerian scam and has published the article: "Hollywood Big Wigs Pawns in New Nigerian Money Scam" about it, which tells how Nigerian scammers trick online job seekers into posting their resumes online and scamming them out of thousands of dollars, by claiming that they can find jobs for them as an assistant to major Hollywood producers or work with charitable organizations.
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According to TMZ, scammers have used big Hollywood names like Louis Leterrier and Alex Orlovsky in the scam.
How the Scam Work?
The scam works by luring the potential victims into a trap by promising them jobs, and then sending them fake checks to deposit and purchase pre-loaded debit cards.
The scam is similar to Green Dot MoneyPak and other pre-paid debit card scams that we have reported on before. The scammers will send the potential victims fake checks and ask them to deposit them to their accounts.
Once the checks are deposited, the potential victims will be asked to purchase a pre-loaded debit cards based on the amount of the fake checks. Once the cards have been purchased, the scammers will ask the victims to send them a picture of the pre-loaded debit cards with the numbers, as proof that they are following their instructions.
Once they have received the pre-loaded debit card with the numbers, the scammers will use them to purchase goods or services online, thereby draining the money from the prepaid or pre-loaded debit cards.
Now, once the victims’ banks have discover that the checks are fakes, by then the scammers have already spent the money, the victims will be responsible for paying back the money and the fees incurred by the banks or they may be arrested and charge for fraud.
If you are or think that you are a victim of this scam, please contact your Bank and your local authority.
Click here for more information the new scam on TMZ’s website.
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