Financial Scams

If a buyer asks you to advance monies to pay for miscellaneous fees (taxes, registration, bank fees, attorney fees, etc.) related to an export transaction, this is a scam. If you have already lost funds or feel you may currently be involved in a scheme, please contact your local Secret Service field office and file …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome, Togo (09 August 2023)

Location: Togo Event:  Due to the ongoing security situation in the northern border region of Togo, the Government of Togo has implemented restrictions on travel to the Savanes region.  Non-Togolese citizens, to include private U.S. citizens, must obtain written authorization from the Ministry of Defense before traveling to the Savanes region. Extremist groups have carried …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome

Location: Togo   Event:  Extremist groups have carried out attacks, including kidnapping, in the northern border region of Togo, adjacent areas of Burkina Faso, and Benin.  Attacks may occur with little or no warning.  The current travel policy for embassy personnel prohibits travel north of the town of Dapaong and Highway N24 or Highway N28, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome

Location: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal, Togo Event: The West African and Madagascar Aviation Safety Agency (ASECNA) announced that air traffic controllers in the region have called for strikes in multiple countries in their 18 member region to begin on Friday, September 23, 2022. Passengers with planned air travel to or from …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lome

Location: Grand Marche, Lome Event: Local media is reporting that two gendarmes were injured, one fatally, in an unprovoked attack on June 2 in the Grande Marche in Lome. The suspect was arrested by local authorities. Incidents such as this can occur at any time and without warning; we encourage you to continue your vigilance …

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