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  Nigerian 4-1-9 Scam
The scam starts with a bulk mailing or bulk faxing of a bunch of identical letters to businessmen, professionals, and other persons who tend to be of greater-than-average wealth.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company is desirous of oil exploration in other parts of the world, however, because of certain regulations of the Nigerian Government, it is unable to move these funds to another region.
This scam is often referred to as the 4-1-9 scam, ironically after section 4-1-9 of the Nigerian Penal Code which relates to fraudulent schemes.
www.quatloos.com /scams/nigerian.htm   (0 words)

  
  Advance fee fraud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These scams have come to be associated by the western media with Nigeria due to the massive proliferation of such confidence tricks from that country since the early-nineties, as well as the reputation of the country for corruption.
A variant of the scam will appear to be sent by a lawyer representing the estate of some long-lost relative the victim never knows he or she had (the victim's surname will be inserted into the e-mail message) who perished along with his or her family in a car or airplane accident last April.
In February 2003, a scam victim from the Czech Republic shot and killed Michael Lekara Wayid, an official at the Nigerian embassy in Prague.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Advance_fee_fraud   (3603 words)

  
 419 scam, Nigerian spam, Nigeria 419 scam, 419 scammers, 419 scam mail, Nigerian scam, Advance fee fraud, Nigerain ...
The goal of the 419 scammers is to delude the victim into thinking that he or she has been singled out to take part in a very lucrative, although questionable, arrangement.
The 419 Scam mail senders might even establish the credibility of his contacts, and thereby his influence, by arranging a meeting between the victim and “government officials” in real or may be with fake government offices.
The victim who trusted this 419 scam mail is then pressured or even threatened to provide one or more large sums of money to save the existing venture.
www.nigerianspam.com /419-scam.html   (723 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Money | Special_reports | Nigerian email conmen fall into their targets' net
Fed up with having their inboxes clogged with emails from Nigerian fraudsters promising untold riches, the victims are finally hitting back.
Known as 419 fraud, after the section of the Nigerian penal code that it contravenes, the scam generates millions of pounds each year.
Taking a leaf out of the 419 gangs' book, most of the scam baiters keep their true identities secret.
money.guardian.co.uk /scamsandfraud/story/0,13802,1086308,00.html   (732 words)

  
 Nigerian spam, Nigerian 419 scam, 419 scam, Scam baiting, Techniques of scam baiting, Result of Scam baiting, Scam ...
Nigerian spam is the fraudulent way to pull out money from victims promising an immense fortune.
Nigerianspam.com is dedicated to all the hardworking people who have been scammed by the spammer or 419 scam frauds.
Although our site concentrates on providing awareness of Nigerian 419 spam (scam), scam baiting, advance fee fraud, scam phising, also we deal with other types of fraud such as letter spam, e-mail scam, lottery spam as well.
www.nigerianspam.com   (478 words)

  
 Welcome to the 419 Eater
Any number of Nigerian fees are requested for processing the transaction with each fee purported to be the last required.
A Nigerian residing in the U.S., London or other foreign venue may claim to be a clearing house bank for the Central Bank of Nigeria.
In the letter, the Nigerian will inform the recipient that he is seeking a reputable foreign company or individual into whose account he can deposit funds ranging from $10-$60 million that the Nigerian government overpaid on some procurement contract.
www.419eater.com /html/419faq.htm   (1208 words)

  
 PIC MailBlock : Nigerian 419 scam
Advance Fee Fraud scams (more commonly known as Nigerian 419 scams) have been in operation for a long time, originally in the form of letters (snail mail) and later also by fax and telephone call.
Unfortunately, blocking this kind of scam by technological means is a losing battle; every instance needs to be reported to law enforcement and possibly to the ISP/s used by the fraudsters with as much information as possible (they will usually want the complete message headers and body).
The newest twist in AFF has Nigerian and non-Nigerian criminals living outside of Nigeria claiming to be a clearinghouse or venture capital organization for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).7 In essence, clearinghouses are noninterested third parties setup by the criminals to provide payment instructions allegedly from the CBN to the victim.
mb.preciseic.net /crimes/419scam   (0 words)

  
 CIAC Scam Chains
Scams seem to be a growth industry on the Internet lately with Phishing scams at the top of the list and the Nigerian 419 scam not far behind.
Scam messages appear to come from a legitimate person or company but are really from a scammer out to get your money or your identity.
This jury duty scam is the latest in a series of identity theft scams where scammers use the phone to try to get people to reveal their Social Security number, credit card numbers or other personal confidential information.
hoaxbusters.ciac.org /HBScams.shtml   (8563 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Nigerian Scam
In another form taken by the Nigerian scam, a church or religious organization is contacted by a wealthy foreigner who says he desires nothing more than to leave his considerable fortune to that particular group.
The scam is known as the Nigerian scam, but many countries are routinely named as the homelands the appeals originate from.
The undisputed headquarters of the scam is Nigeria, with some of the cons progressing so far as to have the victims fly to that country to meet with the "officials" they are purportedly assisting.
www.snopes.com /crime/fraud/nigeria.asp   (2213 words)

  
 Information Security: frauds and scams
The consensus among government and law enforcement officials around the world, as well as information security experts is that despite the many countries that "419" messages appear to originate from, the source is, in fact, in Nigeria, although Amsterdam, in the Netherlands appears to be a center of activity in recent years as well.
Although the Nigerian government claims to be cracking down on them, it is commonly believed that they are actually protecting the scammers, in fact, many believe that Nigerian government officials are the scammers.
Whether this is true or not, it has been alleged that the reason the Nigerian government allows the scam to continue is that it is estimated to be the third or fourth largest source of revenue for the Nigerian economy.
www.upenn.edu /computing/security/advisories/419scam.html   (1064 words)

  
 Nigerian Frauds 419 -- "Scam Central"!
If scam artists were to put their energy into something legal, they could be a credit to the national business community and ultimately Africa's economy.
But the scam artists claimed that the documents were never returned, trying to heap a ton of "guilt" in the direction of the sender.
The scam artist will then calmly say, "Go ahead and threaten to bring the strong arm of the law upon me. I will then tell them how you were ready to engage in an illegal activity, dealing with illegal funds.
www.freemaninstitute.com /419anatomy.htm   (3500 words)

  
 419 Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam
Typically, victims of the scam are promised a lottery win (example) or a large sum of money sitting in a bank account or in a deposit box at a security company.
Dying widow scam: A rich widow is about to die from breast cancer and wants to give you millions to use for charity, but first you must send money to her lawyer.
Dying rich merchant scam: A rich merchant or oil contractor is about to die from cancer of the esophagous and wants to give you millions, but first you must send money to his lawyer.
www.joewein.de /sw/419scam.htm   (2570 words)

  
 SCAM SHIELD - Nigerian 4-1-9 Scam - An organization protecting citizens against scams and fraud schemes through ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Organized crime rings set up in the outskirts of the Nigerian capital city of Lagos have been known to send thousands of letter, faxes and e-mails to potential victims.
If you have had any experiences with the Nigerian 4-1-9 Scam, please share your experience with others, because only through the sharing of information can we help others.
Scam Shield is a service of a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
www.scamshield.com /Alert.asp?id=2   (537 words)

  
 Nigerian Scams - 419 Scam
The 419 Scam is the most notorious of them all, but we often neglect other types of Nigerian Scams (which may not necessarily be peculiar to Nigeria), a few of which includes
Even though, emphasis is placed on Nigerian 419 Scams, everyone needs to be aware that other types of scams do exist as well.
The scam often begins with a letter, a fax or a telephone call from an official in Nigeria or another African country.
nigerian-newspaper.com /nigerian-scams.htm   (440 words)

  
 Scam Joke Page
He is a master of scamming the scammer.
Scam Bam Thank Ya Ma'am - The Lads are on to him.
Nigerian Scam Baiting- Bloodsport - Not yet an Olympic sport, but close.
www.geocities.com /scamjokepage   (342 words)

  
 Viruslist.com - Four charged in Nigerian scam
Nigerian scams, also known as 419 scams (after the relevant section of the Nigerian Criminal Code) are one of the most popular types of online scam, 419 scams have been around since the very beginnings of the Internet, and were even used in less technological times, when bait letters were sent by fax or telex.
The scam consists of sending thousands of spam emails to potential victims in the hope that the promise of a large financial windfall will tempt some to respond.
Police in the Netherlands have been particularly aware of the fact that 419 scammers operate out of the country and over the past few years have conducted several successful raids.
www.viruslist.com /en/news?id=182763715   (512 words)

  
 Nigerian 419 Scam
Named after its Nigerian criminal code, the "419" scam has circulated for years through snail mail, fax, and email.
This scam email has victimized too many individuals, some of whom have given up millions of dollars and their personal safety.
As a Member of the Contract Award Committee in my Ministry, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and with my position, we are able to have an over-inflated amount of (Twenty Five Million, United Dollars), on a contract that was awarded by my Ministry some time last year.
www.trendmicro.com /vinfo/hoaxes/hoaxDetails.asp?HName=Nigerian+419+Scam   (599 words)

  
 Nigerian Scam -- Promise of Funds but Intent is to Rob
According to the 419 coalition, fraudulent withdrawal of funds from an account is rare.
Word 419 in the Old Testament is the proper name Eldad, which means "whom God loves." A reminder to us that God loves the sinner, and so should we (while steering clear of their evil intentions).
Beware of one of the most dangerous scam artists - another near victim wishes for his story to be told.
www.greaterthings.com /News/NigerianScam   (2772 words)

  
 Nigerian Scams - 419 Scam
The 419 Scam is the most notorious of them all, but we often neglect other types of Nigerian Scams (which may not necessarily be peculiar to Nigeria), a few of which includes
Even though, emphasis is placed on Nigerian 419 Scams, everyone needs to be aware that other types of scams do exist.
The scam often begins with a letter, a fax or a telephone call from an official in Nigeria or another African country.
www.nigerian-newspaper.com /nigerian-scams.htm   (453 words)

  
 Nigerian Scams - 419 Scam Information
Nigerian, or "419", scams are one of the most common types of fraudulent email currently hitting inboxes.
The scams are also known as "419 scams" after the appropriate part of the Nigerian criminal code.
In spite of the longevity of this type of scam and the large amounts of publicity that it has received, many people around the world are still being conned out of substantial sums of money.
www.hoax-slayer.com /nigerian-scams.html   (983 words)

  
 Nigeria - The 419 Coalition Website
In brief, 419 is a sub-classification of Advance Fee Fraud crime in which the perpetrators are West Africans, primarily Nigerians, operating globally from Nigeria and elsewhere.
The Nigerian Scam is, according to published reports, the Third to Fifth largest industry in Nigeria.
419 Coalition appreciates immensely the contributions of the media in fighting 419, as publicity and education are two of the best ways currently available to fight 419.
home.rica.net /alphae/419coal   (0 words)

  
 MOTHERLAND NIGERIA: SCAM INFORMATION (By Boomie O.)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nigerian Scam Letter Museum and see if your letter is like the vast list they have there.
If it is a scam, but not on their list, you can send them a copy to add to their list, from the bottom of either page.
Yes, scams happen in Nigeria, but there are also a host of good things that happen there that do not get publicized, and like I said before, scams are everywhere.
www.motherlandnigeria.com /scam_page.html   (1187 words)

  
 Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | Alert: Nigerian 419 Scam - New Sophisticated Technique   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The FBI has become aware of a new sophisticated technique used to obtain funds through the 419 scam.
The scam contains the usual e-mail requesting assistance in transferring millions of dollars out of Nigeria.
The sophistication begins when the recipient is directed to open a bank account at a Suffolk England Bank and is provided a link to the bank's Web site.
www.ic3.gov /media/2006/060307.htm   (242 words)

  
 Nigeria Advance Fee Fraud - scam - 419 - email hoax - con - confidence scheme
In a nutshell the scam works like this: you get an email from someone claiming to have access to a very large sum of money, and all they want in return is to use your bank account to transfer the funds.
Second, as you fall into the scam, they explain that all they need is a few thousand dollars to get appropriate documents prepare, to create a will, a dummy corporation, licensing fees or what have you.
According to the US Secret Service page about the Nigerian 419 scheme, an American involved in the scam was found dead in Lagos in 1995.
www.popsubculture.com /pop/bio_project/nigeria-fraud.html   (2100 words)

  
 Scam 419
Scam 419, the state of the art of the world wide cheating
The so-called scam 419 is a fraud invented in Nigeria and performed by thousands of scam artists.
Millions of people all over the world have received emails from pseudo-Nigerian authorities saying that they had large sums of money and that they needed a bank account off-shore to launder said large sum of money, generally many millions of dollars.
www.scam419.com   (0 words)

  
 Nigerian Scam
In the letter, a Nigerian claiming to be a senior civil servant will inform the recipient that he is seeking a reputable foreign company into whose account he can deposit funds ranging from $10-$60 million which the Nigerian government overpaid on some procurement contract.
The goal of the scam artist is to delude the victim into thinking that he or she has been singled out to participate in a very lucrative -- although questionable -- arrangement.
The scam artist may even establish the credibility of his contacts, and thereby his influence, by arranging a meeting between the victim and "government officials" in real or fake government offices.
www.scambusters.org /NigerianFee.html   (1039 words)

  
 "Advance Fee" Nigerian Frauds (419) "Scam Central"!
The specifically business-related scams entice small to mid-sized business people or faith-based organizations to pay advance fees to bid on non-existent contracts, or to give money to pay fees associated with moving money to their bank account.
Charity Scam 419 in which the target is told that the persecuted Nigerian Christians or Muslims, etc, (depending upon the target organization) need to get their money out of the country before it is seized.
Your Nigerian partners have just received a lucrative government contract, and if this shipment arrives on time, it means many more large orders in the near future.
www.freemaninstitute.com /419.htm   (3499 words)

  
 Nigeria - The 419 Coalition Website
In brief, 419 is a sub-classification of Advance Fee Fraud crime in which the perpetrators are West Africans, primarily Nigerians, operating globally from Nigeria and elsewhere.
The Nigerian Scam is, according to published reports, the Third to Fifth largest industry in Nigeria.
419 Coalition appreciates immensely the contributions of the media in fighting 419, as publicity and education are two of the best ways currently available to fight 419.
home.velocitus.com /alphae/419coal   (2505 words)

  
 Rick's spam digest :: Classic spam: Nigerian 419 scam
Here’s a typical example of the kind of message employed in the continuing “Nigerian 419 scam” (named for a section of the Nigerian criminal code that supposedly bars the practice), a con game so large and lucrative that it apparently employs thousands and accounts for a visible percentage of the Nigerian gross domestic product.
The scammers in the 419 racket rationalize their crimes by believing that their victims are ignorant, lazy, and greedy Westerners who have no knowledge of or interest in African affairs, and no means to check up on the stories they tell.
No doubt this guy has realized that most people by now know of the “Nigerian Scam” (although they may not know what it is), so he thinks it might be wise to play down the Nigerianity of the letter.
www.rickconner.net /spamweb/spam_nigerian.html   (1539 words)

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