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Published:August 19th, 2007 05:23 EST
Nigerian scams using INTERPOL name

Nigerian scams using INTERPOL name

By SOP newswire

INTERPOL would like to draw your attention to a series of recent email scams sent to members of the public"using the INTERPOL name.

Please note that INTERPOL does not send emails to members of the public.

If you receive an email from someone claiming to be an INTERPOL `agent` or officer asking you to transfer money to an account, or saying that INTERPOL is required to intervene in any large sums of money being transferred,"treat it as a fake message. Any requests for information to be sent to INTERPOL via any email address other than those ending in @INTERPOL.int should also be considered as fraudulent.

Anyone who receives such messages should notify the INTERPOL General Secretariat using the information provided on our `contact us` page.

Do not give details of your bank account and do not send any money.

Your attention is also drawn to a series of scams from West African Countries such as Nigeria and Ghana, whereby fraudsters try to trick people out of their money by asking for a payment to a bank account for one of several reasons. For more details, please see our web page on financial fraud.