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Email scam is an unsolicited email that claims the prospect of a bargain or something for nothing.

Some scam messages ask for business, others invite victims to a website with a detailed pitch.

It is also known as “Nigerian 419”, and named after the section of Nigeria’s Criminal Code which banned the practice.

They will be persistent and ask you to pay more and more money for additional services, such as transactions or transfer costs.BEC refers to Business Email Compromised fraud and involves the criminals finding out which employee within a business handles money and wire transfers and sending them emails that look like they were sent from vendors they usually do business with to request money.The lead defendants named in the indictment – 31-year-old Valentine Iro of Carson and 38-year-old Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe of Gardena – allegedly coordinated the laundering of the ill-gotten funds, in exchange for a cut of the money.Many individuals have lost their life savings due to this type of fraud.We truly want to believe that the Internet is a safe place where you can’t fall for all types of online scams, but it’s always a good reminder to do a “reality check”.

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