Fraud has become a global problem in recent years. E-commerce is one of the most common ways to defraud a trillion-dollar business and this is because a lot of money is changing hands online. So here are the top 10 countries where the risk of fraud is amazingly high.
Nigeria uses one playbook to mislead unsuspecting people. I believe everyone has seen this place either through email or Facebook messages where they will tell you a lot of fake news about big money in the central bank or a large number of assets that they are hard to reach due to their government restrictions or taxes in their country and while doing so ask for your banking details to transfer money to you and when they are used they will use your information to steal your money.
It is impossible to visit India and then fail to meet at least one fraud or someone trying to defraud you. Pretending to be unfamiliar with the Way to Your Hotel is one of the most fraudulent taxi drivers used to defraud you. They will offer to take you to another hotel where it will be more expensive. Importing Gemstones Duty-Free is another scam especially in the Jaipur area. The scam involves tourists approaching a gem dealer, who convinces them to buy worthless gems. He also likes to see Curious Curious Indian Swami.
The Chinese are doing very well in this; incorporate technology into rigging the masses. The College Entrance Scam is one way to deceive parents by convincing them that a child can come to college with bad results. “I Am Your Husband’s Wife” Scam is another way in which they write to the wives of husbands who have a link to see pictures of her (his wife) and her husband, where women quickly access the link and her phone becomes infected with Trojan virus and retrieve passwords and photos.
Brazil is a centre of fraud. There is talk of how Brazil deceives people by pretending to be beautiful ladies. Pocket picking that was so prominent at the 2016 Olympics painted a grim picture. There are also cases of explicit kidnapping that takes place around foreign exchange banks.
Military cheating has become so commonplace that many anti-crime groups send out warnings. Not easy to spot, fraudsters use high-ranking officials and pretend to be military members on online dating sites and social media platforms and engage in relationships with the sole purpose of using images of people who will later use them to deceive other people.
Criminals also infect your computer by stealing everything on your computer and by making you want to send money away. Also, Pakistan has the most corrupt police force in the world.
Indonesian scammers are tech-savvy when they are able to unite people without knowing it. Fraud cases have been on the rise since 2000; bank customers are harassed by the parties involved in the use of illegally entered data capture machines on bank machines.
Since the economic downturn, there have been major cases of fraud ranging from the internet to preferences to fake government obligations. Currently, the road price of greenbacks has increased to 7x the government’s VEF6.3 rate to the dollar. In 2016 alone consumer prices rose to 800% and the economy had shrunk by 18.6%. This has led to massive unemployment and there are empty shelves in local shops.
8. South Africa
A report by the UJ Cyber Security Center received during 2015 is South Africa’s most vulnerable to bank-related fraud. These include fraudulent theft of sensitive information, visits to bottled banking websites or receiving notifications of negative messages about bank withdrawals or deposits even though most cases are reported in Gauteng. You would also like to see ten countries with the highest crime rates.
9. The Philippines
In addition to the usual love scams the Philippines has put up with, one of the schemes used is called the normal face when someone comes to you and says you look familiar with the process, they decide to show you where you will be robbed later.
He negotiates with the driver for the price and during the ride, they change the shift, when the incoming one comes and picks up about 10 times more than the actual price.
After the fall of communism, Romania fell into poverty and corruption. Over the years Romania has built a reputation for successful internet fraud. Scammers have been able to mislead innocent people by online dating, identity theft, and the sale of counterfeit products. Romanian internet scammers use other methods to try to connect you, not always an A-list but it always works.