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Nigerian (and other) Fund Transfer Scams

These scams have been circulating for years in numerous iterations. The context of the message is that some prince, official, estate, or fugitive in a foreign country wants to transfer a large sum of money to you for "safe-keeping," but they need your bank account to do so. The scammer plans to overdraw the account and leave the victim liable.

FBI Funds Email Scam

While the FBI does put out alerts on scams, they did not put out this scam. Note the very poor grammar and assertions it's not a scam.


Fund Transfer Email Scam
Just a straight up "give me your bank accounts" scam, with unverifiable reassurances of "no risk." The scammer is trying to incite greed over caution.