When you have not executed any contract but receive messages from unknown persons seeking your favour to remit payments for jobs executed in a foreign country into your account for a cut of the money, be wary.
How it Works
A prospective victim is told that a certain government agency or committee is processing the payment of a contract purportedly executed in the past and that the victim should provide his bank details so that money can be transferred to him/her. A response automatically engenders unending demands for advance payments until the victim comes to the realization that he/she has fallen into the hands of scammers. This type of scam is a classic advance fee fraud in which several fake documents are used in furtherance of the scam.
A variant of this scam involves solicitations for the use of your bank details to transfer stolen funds from a country, usually an African country. The requests often come from fraudsters claiming to be relations of ranking government officials or children of a dictator ousted from power.
What to Do
ASK YOURSELF What qualifies you to get a cut of a contract you knew nothing about and from a person you have never met?
FIND OUT From Embassies/High Commissions and other sources the veracity of the claims.
REMEMBER No genuine contract is awarded on the internet.
. Never be part of any transaction that seems dubious or which you might not be comfortable discussing with family, friends and associates. Any transaction cloaked in secrecy is most likely an expressway to financial perdition.