Unexpected money

Inheritance scams

These scams offer you the false promise of an inheritance to trick you into parting with your money or sharing your bank or credit card details.

Nigerian scams

Nigerian scams involve offering you a share in a large sum of money on the condition you help them to transfer it out of their country.

Reclaim scams

Reclaim scams try to convince you that you are entitled to a rebate or reimbursement from the government, a bank or trusted organisation.

Up-front payment & advanced fee frauds

Up-front payment and advanced fee frauds ask you to send money up-front in order to later receive some sort of 'reward', such as a prize, discounted holiday, or pre-approved loan.