The Nigerian "Funds Forwarding" Scam Changes the Event
Over the past few months PPA has contacted members warning them not to act on emails sent regarding Nigerian check cashing scams. It has come to our attention con artist are no longer asking for pricing on weddings. In the latest twist to the old scam, the con artist is interested in school photography.
Much like the original plot, the person will be sending a check in excess of the funds needed for the photo assignment. Upon receipt of the check the photographer should have the checked cashed and forward the remaining funds excluding the photographer’s fees. The photographer will receive notice of “insufficient funds” after the funds have been forwarded.
If you are contacted via email please contact authorities by forwarding the emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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