Advance Fee Fraud Law and Legal Definition

Advance free fraud is a type of fraud in which a person uses deceit to acquire assets from another person. Advance free fraud is often attempted by e-mail whereby the victim is invited to transfer a substantial sum of money for which s/he will receive in return a commission which is usually in the range of several million dollars. The perpetrator of the fraud will then request that money is sent to pay for the costs associated with the transfer. If money is sent to the perpetrator of the fraud, then they will either disappear immediately or try to get more money by claiming a continuing problem with such transfer.