On 19th August, Public Finance International reported that scammers have increasingly been using the World Bank’s name to give authenticity to ‘advance fee’ fraud schemes, and the bank issue a warning for potential investors to steer clear of investment deals that appear to be affiliated with the organisation.  It says that many of the advance fee fraud schemes originate in Nigeria, but, recently, 2 new schemes have surfaced in South Africa.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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