Error message

  • Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in drupal_environment_initialize() (line 692 of /home/scamwatc/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc).
  • Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in drupal_environment_initialize() (line 695 of /home/scamwatc/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc).
  • Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in drupal_environment_initialize() (line 696 of /home/scamwatc/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc).
  • Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in drupal_environment_initialize() (line 697 of /home/scamwatc/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc).
  • Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in drupal_environment_initialize() (line 700 of /home/scamwatc/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc).
  • Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in drupal_environment_initialize() (line 702 of /home/scamwatc/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc).
  • Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in include_once() (line 337 of /home/scamwatc/public_html/sites/default/settings.php).
  • Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in include_once() (line 338 of /home/scamwatc/public_html/sites/default/settings.php).
  • Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in include_once() (line 346 of /home/scamwatc/public_html/sites/default/settings.php).
  • Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in include_once() (line 353 of /home/scamwatc/public_html/sites/default/settings.php).
  • Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in drupal_settings_initialize() (line 806 of /home/scamwatc/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc).
  • Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in drupal_settings_initialize() (line 815 of /home/scamwatc/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc).

Cybersecurity, Scam & Cybercrime Awareness

What is scam?

What is Scam?

05 November 2018

A Scam can be seen as an intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of inducing another in reliance upon it to part with some valuable thing or to surrender a legal right; a false representation of a matter of fact, whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of that which should have been disclosed, which deceives and is intended to deceive another so that they shall act upon it to their own peril.

Elections in Nigeria & the Rise of Political Scammers

02 November 2018

Political scams involves making ambiguous promises or claims to electorates by people seeking elective positions in order to get their votes without the political will or the personal conviction to fulfill them.

Fake Celebrity Charity

24 October 2018

Before you get too excited, are you sure it’s that person? Really sure? We’ve heard reports that scammers, who will try just about anything to separate you from your money, are now posing as celebrities on social media. 

Force Recruitment scam

23 October 2018

Scammers impersonate officers in security agencies in Nigeria and claim to be able enlist you or offer you a job, but you need to pay some money to them before you can claim it.

Unexpected prize & Lottery scams

21 October 2018

Unexpected prize and lottery scams work by asking you to pay some sort of fee in order to claim your prize or winnings from a competition or lottery you never entered.

Auction Scams

21 October 2018

Scammers pretend to be auction officers representing large industries or The Nigerian customs service claiming to “clear” products or seized cars or other merchandize at extremely low prices.

Pages

Subscribe to Scamwatch Nigeria RSS