Top 10 Countries With The Highest Number Of Scammers In The World

Top 10 Countries With The Highest Number Of Scammers In The World

Since the internet age began, the scam world has grown bigger and bigger as many scammers can now sit at the comfort of their homes to target 1000s of unsuspecting victims. Before, scammers go out to meet up with their targets or use other fraudulent ways to scam them of their money and properties. Though this is still a big part of the game in many countries, however the arrival of the internet has changed the game entirely in many countries; for example, Nigeria where their traditional 419 scam has been moved to the internet where they target 1000s of unsuspecting victims within and outside Nigeria.

Scamming has become a global problem over the years. The use of the e-commerce systems has been one of the methods used in scamming individuals and businesses across the world off millions of dollars and this is so because, so much money is changing hands over the internet.

In this article, I would be talking about the top 10 countries where the risk of being scammed is high.

10. Romania

After the fall of communism, Romania slumped to poverty and corruption. Over years Romania has built a reputation over internet scams that have been successful. Scammers have been able to dupe innocent people through online dating, phishing and also sale of non-existence products. Romanian internet scam artists use some tried methods to con you, it’s not always A-list but it always works.

9. Philippines

Besides the common romance scams, the Philippines have taken it a notch higher, one of the used schemes is called the familiar face where somebody approaches you and claims you look familiar and in the process, they decide to show you around where later you get robbed. Horse Trading is another way they robe you. You negotiate a price with the driver and during the ride they change shift, where the entrant comes and takes the price almost 10 times the original price.

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8. South Africa

A report by UJ Centre for Cyber Security has received during the course of 2015 South Africans were the most affected by banking-related fraud. This included phishing, visiting spoofed banking websites or receiving false message notifications of bank withdrawals or deposits though most of these cases were reported in Gauteng province. You may also like to see ten countries with highest crimes.

7. Venezuela

Since its economy plunged into recession, there have been massive cases of scamming ranging from online dating to fake government bonds. Currently the street value of greenbacks has soared to 7x the government’s rate of VEF6.3 to the dollar. In 2016 alone the consumer prices rose to 800% and the economy had contracted by 18.6%. This resulted to massive unemployment and also in local stores there were empty shelves. These factors coupled with others led to massive scamming schemes.

6. Indonesia

Indonesian scammers are tech savvy where they are able to con people without knowing. Fraud cases have increased since the year 2000; bank customers have been victimized by syndicates with the use of data-capturing devices illegally installed in bank machines.

5. Pakistan

Military scams have become so common such that many crime fighting organizations are sending an alert. They are not easy to detect, scammers use high ranking officials and pose as military members on online dating sites and social networks and engage in relationships whose only goal is to use peoples images which they will later use to fool other people. At the moment scammers pose as a soldier, currently deployed in Pakistan and they will find a way to get you to send money to them. Criminals are also installing a virus on your computer where they steal everything in your computer and in the process blackmail you to send them money. Also, Pakistan has world’s most corrupt police force.

4. Brazil

Brazil is the hub of scammers. It is been discussed how Brazil scams people by posing as beautiful ladies. Pick-pocketing which was more evident in the 2016 Olympics put a bad picture. There are also cases of express kidnappings which happen around foreign currency exchange banks.

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3. China

We all know that the Chinese are one of the world leaders in terms of technology and innovations and they have incorporated technology to scamming unsuspecting masses. College Entrance Scam is one method they scam parents by convincing them that the child can get to college with poor results. “I Am Your Husband’s Mistress” Scam is another method where they text husbands’ wives with a link to see images of herself (mistress) with her husband, to which wives quickly enter the link and her phone gets infected with a Trojan virus and they retrieve passwords and images which they use to blackmail the family. Beijing’s Hospital Scalpers is a decade common problem where people earn money by enticing people to obtain medical care at a certain hospital. Initially they tarnish the original hospital’s name and profession hence creating distrust and you will trust them. They will walk you to their clinic of choice and the staff does many unnecessary expensive tests.

2. India

It’s impossible to visit India and fail to encounter at least one scam or someone trying to scam you. Pretending not to know the Way to Your Hotel is one scam taxi drivers use to rip you off. They will offer to take you to another hotel where it will be expensive. Importing Gemstones Duty Free is another scam especially in Jaipur area. The scam involves tourists being approached by a gem dealer, who convinces them to buy some worthless gemstones. You will be asked to import them under their duty free allowance, then sell them on to one of his fictitious willing partners in their home country which will be much more money than they originally paid. You also like to see Curious Scandals of Indian Swamis.

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1. Nigeria

Nigeria is the undisputed champion in this list. In fact, the mention of being a Nigerian to a foreigner on the internet these days rings a scam bell and brings about the need to thread carefully. Nigeria used one play book to dupe unsuspecting people for a long time. I believe everybody have seen this somewhere, whether in email or Facebook messages where they will probably tell you an elaborate fake story about large amounts of money in the central bank or a large amount of inheritance that is difficult for them to access because of their government restrictions or taxes in their country and in the process they ask for your bank details so as to transfer the money to you and in the process they will use your information to steal your funds. This method is becoming old fashioned and many people are already aware of the plot, however many Nigerian scammers are now using online dating plots to get to their victims now.

Unlike other scammers from some of the countries on this list who target mostly residents of their countries and travelers who come to their countries, Nigerian scammers tend to target the world at large, using the internet.

Many people in Nigeria now believe that scammers in the country are now taking diabolic measures, the use of black magics, to work on their victims into believing anything they say.


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    Elvis Agbor 2 months ago

    well I think the world hate Nigeria em is here hating buhari on whether claimed.

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    dana daniels 2 months ago

    some people just read without understanding, the writer here talked about the technique they use stating that other countries scam their visitors infact they do their scamming within them but nigerians does theirs from afar using the Internet which is very true. Nigeria has the highest Internet fraudsters.

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    Shady 2 months ago

    come if you don’t have any reasonable write up please keep ur ass shut it not a must

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    Nawa ooo naija be the first for fraud. Nigeria government should correct our wrongs starting from them

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    DeNobleC 2 months ago

    since USA is not included on your list as number one fuck your list infat you are the number one scanner for not including the founder of scam and internet(USA)

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    frank 2 months ago

    I’m very sure this was composed to spoil Nigeria image..
    I totally disagree with this
    compare Nigeria to USA, Russia, Malaysia, Jamaica and still more! any writter who came up with this to affect my country will not succeed and you’ll be affected in all areas of your life…

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    Augustine youngmoney 2 months ago

    fuck the bitch that composed this fake list …. fuck u fuck u & fuck u why Nigeria to be the number 1 in this rubbish list…
    anyway our government caused all this shit…

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    Augustine youngmoney 2 months ago

    fuck the bitch that composed this fake list …. fuck u fuck u & fuck u why Nigeria to be the number 1 in this rubbish list…
    anyway our government caused all this shit…

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    B.I.G 2 months ago

    Where in the super Fuck is Malaysia???

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    jamgbadi 2 months ago

    ogun go kill the idoit wen e form and write dis tin for internet,so na Nigeria dis idoit cum fit put for number 1 for this useless list 😠😠😠😠😠😠

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    Emmyone 2 months ago

    What about Lebanon 

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    moneygrin 2 months ago

    Who so ever that compose this nonsense is an idiot,is nigeria the founder of internet?fool,fuck you.
    I said fuck you son of a bitch

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    Raimund 2 months ago

    Nigeria scams is been seen, other countries does their scam but their Government protect dem!!!
    Nigeria scam is local, why foreign countries own is international 

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    king leshi 2 months ago

    Russia Brazil Mexico Malaysia and USA were the boss,9ja still dry learn

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    Nigeria govt. is always foolish to bring out the victim in there country.. to the world even encouraging FBI coming into our country.. how many times has our govt.agreed with USA and other countries to bring back those money and properties our politicians took over there for development.
    I put it to u that USA has more scammers but their govt won’t excalate the issues while trying to protect there country reputation.

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    Fucking retarded blogger just put some shit together to make name.u talk of scam in naija but Russia, Ghana, Malaysia, USA dat are king in it are not dere

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    nomala 2 months ago

    thunder 🔥 who compose this rubbish. fuck you .. fuck your list. what about Finland and Scotland.. what about poturgal .. fuck you

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    Ezekiel 2 months ago

    fake list,, rubbish

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    james 2 months ago

    where Malaysia dey,awon Agba hacker

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    adeyinka 2 months ago

    why is lebanon ,russia mexico fiji are not listed?

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    Ok barnas 2 months ago

    Nigeria can top the list so research well

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    Jerry 7 months ago

    It’s a lie if a country like Russian is not there .

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    Tafari 8 months ago

    Where is Russia ?? Where is China ?? Where is Mexico?? Where is US? Abeg go chop your list. 

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    viktor un 8 months ago

    This list is nt competent ooo. What of countries like Russia, th u.s and even mexicom

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    Abdulrahman Abbas 8 months ago

    How can Nigeria be in this list while it’s an internet learning country

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    Lengxz 8 months ago

    Becareful Baba Thiago our people truly use juju

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    BabaThiago 8 months ago

    I don’t agree with this list, Nigeria is a learner in scamming compared to Russia, China and most especially USA