The country code enquired about, namely 234, identifies the country as being Nigeria. Unfortunately, this immediately sets a whole host of alarm bells ringing!
If this enquiry is in any way related to an e-mail containing any of the subjects listed below, or something similar, it is imperative not to respond to it!
Perhaps not that surprisingly, increasing world-wide laws against spam have not resulted in a spam decrease. Instead, increasing numbers of spam are feeding through into inboxes.
It appears that ruthless perpetrators are attempting to persuade unsuspecting individuals, most likely desperate for a lucky break, to divulge their bank details in order to rip them off.
- job offers asking for bank details
- unexpected account closure warnings
- unsolicited 'hot stock tips'
- announcements of lottery winnings for draws never entered
- requests of assistance in the relocation of huge amounts of money, or anything remotely similar
should be immediately deleted. They should under no circumstance be responded to, neither should any links contained within them be followed.
It can be safely assumed that they have one goal, and one goal only, namely to fleece anyone who responds for everything they are worth.
There are various websites where these e-mails can be reported to, but it is not advisable to try and forward the offending e-mails to these sites.
Although they appear to make their way into one's mail box quite easily and unchallenged, trying to forward them, even in order to report them, will immediately result in the sender being blocked for trying to spread spam.
No matter how tempting or heart rending these e-mails seem, they are the work of crooks who desire to relieve others of their hard-earned cash.
The only place suitable for these e-mails is in the trash.
I received a call from 234 803 051 1056, it felt uncomfortable. Why do people do this? Stupid me. I met this person on match.com. EVERYONE BEWARE.
Beware for rental scams in craigslist!!!
I was looking for rental houses in craigslist, when I saw this property for a $1000 in Ridgewood, NJ, which is one of the most expensive areas. It sounded very attractive and I send a messgae asking for more information. I've recieved an email from Jun Wang in a very poor english and he or she wanted my address informaton, both of my phones and they want to send them a $2000 deposit. But the questions that surprised me the most was: How fast you can send me the money? The phone number provided was +234 812 493 7276 - when I called it was a automated message of a woman located in Indiana(thats what it stated at least). I went to see the property, which was quite nice and I've called the realtor just to check- the house was given for $2600! It is definitely a big SCAM, so be aware - if it is too good to be true- it maybe it is too good to be true.
Yes, it is Nigeria. I have one for you:2347064768616. And, these numbers keep changing. This one contacted me from Chemistry.com and claimed to be an antiques/fine arts dealer with a young daughter.
SCAM. BEWARE! Wow, same thing here in Miami! Sounded too good to be true. Beautiful house, beautiful pics and REALLY cheap. Juat had to send $800 deposit and he's send me "keys and documents"!!! Oh, and I couldn't look in the house until I sent the money and got the keys....RED FLAG. He also gave me this long story of how he just bought land in west africa with his wife and had to go there so I could move in immediately.
If it sounds too good to be true, IT IS.
Also was scammed from someone on match.com he claims to be and antique dealer +2348082148527
Just been looking on the net to find out where this code is from and found this page. I had a random phone call on my mobile this morning from a similar number - 00234706..... I ignored it and they phoned 3 times. Very dodgy - I don't know anyone in Nigeria, total scams-ville! So glad I didnt answer!
234 is the country code of Nigeria. If there was a +/00 sign/digits accompanied with 234 then the call is from Nigeria.
Need to know where I am dialing if I call a number beginning with 234 then 802 657
No...I need to know what country code is 234 then 708
I met a woman on chemistry.com . She was just on for a free weekend. We exchanged e mail. She claimed to be waiting for inheritance that she will get on marraige. Wants to visit but is working in Africa for WHO. Then gues what, needs me to send here $1,000.00 for airline tickets because she is short funds. The check her manager gave her will not clear for about 2 months and she has a break coming soon and really wants to meet. She offered a phone number to verify with travel agency. It was a cell number in Nigeria. No travel agency web site and no direct number or address. SCAM I guess she does not have a credit card and surprising to me that WHO does not direct deposit into or wire into her account.
I just got a call from 234 803 813 4197.. It just keeps calling me...9 times in 5mins and it just rings once...
I also got a 234 call from someone I was in chat with but was 243-806-942-3165. Beware obvious good understanding of English in chat but far from the norm for a man from Springfield, IL or one with a college degree from St. Mary's College! In call very obvious caller was from Africa!
I received an email saying I was a beneficiary for 1,000,000 GBP, and they wanted my info and where to deliver it. So I gave them wrong name and info ofcourse but I gave them my correct tel number. They later called me from +2348076013635 saying they are calling from the UK and asking me to pay for the shipment which would cost up to 700 USD. When I told them I couldnt afford,they asked me to contact any relative to ask for help,I again told them I couldn't afford, they never called again..It is scam from Nigeria. Be Ware.
I have been getting these calls too. When I answered the first time they said Ma'am, you must call us back. Ma'am. Its an emergecy call us back right away. They've called me for days, a couple times a day
Just received SMS: Congrats! You've won $100,000 Dollars, send your email address by sms text message to +2348136526526 to enable us send an email with details on how to get it.
Match.com person I talked to at number: 011 234 704 297 1818. Asked for $5k to help with his art exhibit. Jason McDonald - Scammer!!
Same here, just got an email from this guy using the same telephone no. He posted home for rent with photos of the place on Craiglist Charlottesville, Virginia. He claims he owns the house! He accepted us as a new tenant right away but he wants us to send $ 500 security deposit through western union and then he will send the documents and keys to us via DHL. We'll investigate more on this.
Hey and how do you stop this guy?
I received a call from a 234 number as well. It was with the United Nations. Person was calling from Iraq but phone number was assigned to Nigeria.
Apartment rental scam. The guy even has pics of the inside of unit. He asked me to fill out an application. Haha. Like I'm going to give him that info.
This is From Nigeria, it is rental or home sale SCAM, be aware of it
It's nigerian code. You call to Nigeria if you dial 234. >>> 703 is the code of Anambra State.
+234-709-028-9733 or 011-234-709-028-9733 both are from some guy named olmedo alfredo!!!!!!supposedly west africa nigeria
If country code is 234 then what city if 703?
I received a call about 4:30 am and it rang about four times and stop ....I do not know anyone in Nigeria