” He said he’d send her the cash to pay the customs tax.Susan* Googled the courier company and decided to call them after seeing they're not South African-based. “This sounds kind of legit, yet when I called the airport they had no record of this company.Soon after, he started promising her extravagant gifts (Chanel, Tiffany jewellery, Louboutin heels), messaging: “I got you something nice” – sending a picture of a Rolex watch. Just before meeting he got called home for an emergency. But then he asks her to pay the customs tax for the gifts – it must be paid via EFT.
Annual Credit is the only government authorized website for ordering your free annual credit report, but the internet is full of imposter sites.Here are some tips to help avoid becoming a victim in such a scam: Read their profile closely: Read them out loud to see if they sound as though they may have been written by someone whose first language isn’t English.Unless the person says they hail from El Salvador or Croatia, this may be a tip-off they are not who they say they are.Lots of spelling and grammatical errors can also mean not only meant they are not well-educated, but can reveal they are actually posting from another country.Check for cut and paste info: See if the information or introductory letter they post isn’t posted elsewhere (you can type in the first few lines and Google them.