List of the Top 10 Internet Scamming Countries in the World

Have you ever been a victim of Internet scam? If not, you are incredibly fortunate!

We are living in an era where people who are desperate for money will seek illegal means to make money. The internet is a platform where most of these people are developing new techniques to execute fraudulent scams.Information Guide Nigeria

While protection against such activities is increasing on a daily basis, people will always discover new tactics to execute their fraudulent acts.

In recent years, internet scamming has become a worldwide issue. As the internet and E-Commerce industry revolutionized across the globe, they are prone to fraudulent attacks by internet scammers.Internet Scamming Countries

There are lots of cases where individuals and businesses online have lost a huge sum of money due to different fraud cases.

A recent analysis found that online fraud occurs every two minutes. Among people aged 17-30 who reported scams, nearly 40 percent reported lost money. That compares with 20 percent of people 65 or older who reported losing money due to online fraud.

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We, humans, can become an easy target for malicious people who want to steal our most valuable personal data to steal our funds. If you are an active Internet user or online business owner, it is important you have a reality check on the schemes of these fraudsters, and the nations that are vulnerable to such threats, in order not to fall victim to them.

In this way, you can devise proper strategies to protect your funds or venture against such fraudulent activities and take steps accordingly.How to Check BVN on Phone

Stats on Internet Scams consider anyone who uses a device that is connected to the internet has the potential to become a victim of an online scam, but a Federal Trade Commission report suggests that millennials may be more at risk of losing money.

Many successful internet scams have a similar conclusion: Victims either lose their own money or don’t receive the funds the fraudster promised.JAMB Result

There are several kinds of Internet Scamming, and the common ones include:

  • Online Dating

Internet fraudster nurtures an online relationship, builds trust with his/her lover, and convinces the victim to send money.How to Check BVN on GTB

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  • Fake Order Scams

Here consumers pay merchants with fake cheques, PayPal transfers e.t.c. for some job or items the victim is trying to sell.Npower Recruitment

  • Investment Scam

Scammers contact victims and claim they owe money on a fictitious investment and offer to pay back with a huge return.

  • Phishing/Spoofing

Scammers email victim pretending to be from a well-known source and ask them to enter or confirm personal information.JAMB Form

  • Scholarships/Grants

Scammers pretend to be a Grant loaning company and offer to conduct scholarships or grants for students. And thereby request for their personal details (grant application details), apply for grants/scholarships, take the money and Ghost the victim.

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  • Family and Friend Imposters

A scammer calls or emails, claiming that a family member or friend is in distress (in hospital, in jail, etc.) and urgently needs funds to help.

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Below is the list of the top ten internet scamming countries.

  1. Pakistan
  2. India
  3. China
  4. Brazil
  5. NigeriaWAEC Result
  6. Malaysia
  7. Mexico
  8. Colombia
  9. Romania
  10. Greece

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There are some measures that you can take to avoid being scammed on the internet. Some of them include choosing a trusted financial platform that is fully encrypted and does not divulge any sensitive financial information like debit or credit card PIN numbers, SSN, and others.

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