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A Five Billion US$ (as of 1996, much more now) worldwide Scam which has run since the early 1980's under Successive Governments of Nigeria. It is also referred to as "Advance Fee Fraud", "419 Fraud".....More


Special Forward by Jay D. Adkisson, Esq.: No less than twice in my career have I been peaceably working in my office when the phone rang, and a client said to me.......More


presented to people/organizations that aid/help these Nigerian/African Scumsters by virtue of their action(s) or lack thereof......More


While this site presumes neither to speak authoritatively about the effect of the scam on North Americans, Europeans, Asians, Africans or Australians, nor to advise governments......More


The so-called scam 419 is a fraud invented in Nigeria and performed by thousands of scam artists.....More


Nigeria's finance minister has pledged to crack down on the country's notorious e-mail fraud schemes........More


Welcome to the 419 Legal - Internet Fraud and Online Scam Forum......More


That West African criminal networks have contributed to the growth of organised crime in Southern Africa is clear. Though often remarked upon, these networks are seldom understood....More


Make sure the person or company you are sending money to (or who you are sending money on behalf of) is someone you know and trust......More


In Lagos, where scamming is an art, the quickest path to wealth for the cyber-generation runs through a computer screen.....More


I have an email and I'm not sure if it is a scam or not. Could you please look at it for me?....More


Was ist die Nigeria-Connection?

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Nigerian advance-fee fraud has been around for decades, but now seems to have reached epidemic proportions: Some consumers have told the Federal Trade Commission......More

  US State Department on Advance Fee Fraud   Investigating and Prosecuting Nigerian Fraud (page 40)  


Classified advertisements for loan opportunities do not guarantee the legitimacy of a company. Some companies claim.....More


SCD6 Economic and Specialist Crime OCU is issuing warnings, as part of a crime prevention initiative against a type of fraud commonly know as 'West African' or '419' advance fee fraud........More


The EFCC will curb the menace of the corruption that constitutes the cog in the wheel of progress; protect national and foreign investments in the country......More


Nigeria is clamping down on money launderers and "419" email scam artists who have earned the country international notoriety as Africa's fraud capital......More


Nigeria wages war against 419 scams

Nigerian police say they have scored results in a crackdown launched by President Olusegun Obasanjo's government in the past three years on such crime ......More


A ring of alleged 419 scammers got their comeuppance yesterday, courtesy of the Dutch police.......More


A Nigerian 419er was last Friday jailed for 376 years by a Lagos court for "stealing, forgery, impersonation and conspiracy to obtain money by false pretences"......More


$2m 419 spam scammer in the slammer

Police in Amsterdam today claimed that the ringleader of an email scam that stole up to $2m has been arrested in Lagos, Nigeria........More


The Crime Branch's cyber crime cell arrested a Nigerian on Wednesday for duping several unsuspecting internet users by promising them prizes in online lotteries.........More


Scam Letters: 542 different examples!
By date received, with names of supposed senders, country where the money is supposed to have originated, and amount. Many duplicates omitted. Many of these emails have been reformatted for readability; the recipient's email address, and all angle brackets or HTML tags were removed.......More

  "419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam   So-called 419-Messages I have recieved in the Last Years  

This is a list of known Nigerian-419 Scam Operatives. If you have more examples, please forward to




The Nigerian '4-1-9' money scam

have been getting various begging letters (known as the Nigerian "4-1-9" money scam). I've got so tired of them, I've decided to list them publicly. Here is a years worth, starting from May 28th 2002......More


Example 419 Email Frauds

If you have received one of these letter - Have a laugh and thow it away.
If you have lost a small amount of money - Consider it a private tutor fee for a lesson about fraud.....More

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