Instead of pretending to be from some far away land, scammers are disguising themselves as stern officials demanding your immediate compliance. Don’t fall for it.
Surely, you’ve seen or heard about the Nigerian email scam. Messages like these are often the subject of jokes, but notwithstanding the fact that the story seems impossible to believe, people still respond, and fall victim to, email appeals from strangers. Sometimes the promise of untold riches is too large to ignore, despite the warning signs.