419 Nigerian Advanced Fee Fraud
Have you ever received an email saying that there are millions of US dollars waiting for you to pick it up?
If you receive this kind of email, it is a scam. And it is SUPER annoying how these Nigerian people spam your email!
Who are these people? Have you ever wonder who the hell are they and whether or not they REALLY did SUCCESSFUL with all those SCAMS and SPAMS?
GUESS WHAT, they do! They did make a lot of money by scamming people all over the US and the rest of the world.
And the result? NEVER CAUGHT.
How about the money? RARELY EVER RETURNED or maybe NEVER RETURNED...
Why? The Nigerian Government is not satisfactory enough with their law and conduct of virtual fraud.
What happen to the victim? Believe it or not some of them kill themselves. Suicide.
Yes, it is as bad as that! And it is a True Fact. Not based on some gossips or urban legend.
Imagine if you have saved up money since you were 5 years old, cent by cent, dollar by dollar, to be emptied up in one week or even in one day by some Nigger in Africa or wherever when you are 35 and by you doing it VOLUNTARILY. I repeat: VOLUNTARILY.
They cheated you to death. 30 years of hard work and money saving and it's gone. Puff!! Just like that....Gone.... by the wind.
Perhaps it is not about the money, perhaps it is not about the cents and dollars and hard work, but perhaps it is about the humiliation , the regret, the broken heart and feeling hurt, feeling cheated, feeling destructed, feeling of unmeasurable lost and grief.
Watch the testimonial video of this poor kind lady in FAKECHECK.org click here about how her sister committed suicide after her bank was emptied by the 419 Nigerian scammer.
Prevent Scams! Tell your friends and family about it!
A lot of people are not aware of the 419 Nigerian Advanced Fee Fraud.
These are the most wanted people of the 419 Nigerian Advanced Fee Fraud. If you see them anywhere, call the police.
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And the main question is:
HOW DO THEY DO THIS?
The answer is: READ ON!
419 - Nigerian Advanced Fee Fraud Scam Types and Variants
ATM Card 419 Scam: The ATM Card Payment Scam is used in conjunction with other scams, such as a fake Lottery Scam, Unpaid Contractor Scam or similar exploits. The victim is promised an ATM card with which the victim can withraw millions dollars (up to a large limit per day) at any location that accepts ATM cards. However like all Advance Fee Frauds, the victim must pay a fee to receive the card. If it ever is received, it will not work. A "Replacement card" will be offered, again for a fee. - NWS
Auction 419 Scam: The 419er "wins" an auction on eBay or another auction site, then "overpays" for the item with a check or money order. The 419er then asks the target to send him the overage and the scam segues into Cashier's Check 419.
Black Currency 419 Scam: The 419er has a large amount of currency available to share with the target, but the currency has been defaced. However, the currency can be cleaned if the target will purchase enough of the correct cleaning solution (this type of 419 is also called "wash wash"). Black Currency 419 "tales" and techniques are commonly used in many other types of 419 operations.
Cashier's Check 419 Scam: The 419er has Cashier's Checks or money orders he/she needs cashed, and the target can keep a percentage of the check for cashing it and forwarding the proceeds net his commission to the 419er. Then the original check or money order sent to the target eventually bounces, and the target is out the money advanced to the 419er. The target also is cash out to his bank for any problems with his account caused by the bouncing of the original check as he must make up any overdrafts and pay any relevant fees etc. Many other types of 419 are in actuality variants of Cashier's Check 419.
Charitable Organization 419 Scam: The 419er approaches a charitable organization with a request for help, usually about getting a large sum of money transferred out of a country in which the charitable organization's brethren can claim to be persecuted. A percentage of the proceeds is often offered to the charitable organization for their assistance. The 419er needs monies for fees in order to get the monies freed up.
Chat Room 419 Scam:The 419 meets the target online in a chat room etc. or through a dating or instant messenger online service, befriends the target, and gets the target to advance him/her monies for various reasons. Often segues into Romance 419 or Cashier's Check 419.
Classic 419 Scam:The 419er has or can gain access to a large sum of money by some means and he/she needs the financial and personal help of the target, in return for a percentage of the funds, to get the necessary transactions processed and get monies out of the country. Many other types of 419 are in actuality variants of Classic 419. Also, Classic 419 often segues into Black Currency 419.
To view the lifecycle of the classic 419 scam, click here.
Classified Ad 419 Scam:The 419er buys something from a classified ad and then pays with a bad check or segues into Cashier's Check 419.
Disaster 419 Scam: The 419er says someone has been killed in a plane crash, earthquake, tsunami, or other disaster, leaving a large sum of money behind which can be claimed by the target or split between the target and the 419er if the 419er can be advanced the monies necessary to process the transaction. Often segues into Black Currency 419.
Employment 419 Scam: The 419er "employs" the target to process financial transactions for a commission and has the target advance the net proceeds of these transactions to the 419er before the checks sent to the target bounce (segues into Cashier's Check 419). Also, another form, where the 419er offers a lucrative job to the target but certain fees must be paid up front by the target to get the job.
Extortion 419 Scam: The 419er says that if the target does not send him money the 419er will hurt or kill the target and/or his family.
Goods and Services 419 Scam: The 419er orders goods or services advanced to him on credit and then does not pay or pays with a bad check, often segues into Cashier's Check 419.
Inheritance 419 Scam: The 419er informs the target that someone has died with no relatives to claim the large cash bequest left by the deceased. Often, the 419er says that if someone does not claim the money it will revert to the Government and no-one will get it. The target is asked to "stand in" as a relative to claim the money, with the 419er taking care of all the details, and then split the proceeds with the 419er. The 419er needs monies for fees to get the target declared the rightful inheritor.
Lottery 419 Scam: The 419er says the target has won a lottery, but fees and taxes etc.must be paid before the proceeds can be released.
Oil Scam 419 Scam: The 419er has secured a large amount of oil at below market prices, and the target can get in on the deal for a fee.
Real Estate 419 Scam: The 419er wants to buy real estate, but cannot free up his monies just now to do it, so he asks the target to advance him/her all or some of the funds for the purchase in return for partial ownership of the real estate or a large future fee to be paid to the target.
Recovery 419 Scam: The 419er claims he/she can recover monies lost by the target in a previous 419 operation, but fees must be paid in advance to accomplish this.
Reload 419 Scam: The 419er approaches a target who has already been 419ed and offers the target another type of 419 deal to enable the target to "replace" his/her lost monies or the 419er claims has can bring the previous deal to fruition, if necessary fees are paid by the target.
Reshipper 419 Scam:The 419er will attempt to obtain stolen merchandise for personal use or to sell. Because many companies will not send merchandise to Nigeria or Eastern Europe due to warnings about stolen credit card purchases, the scammer must find an in-country person to receive then reship the goods. Click the link for a complete description.
Romance (Love or Dating) 419 Scam: The 419er is in love with the target, but needs money to clear up various problems the 419er is having before he/she can be with the target, often segues into Cashier's Check 419.
Unpaid Contractor 419 Scam: In this variant of the Classic 419 Scam Advance Fee Fraud, the scammer will claim to be with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) or some government ministry. The name of CBN president Charles Soludo is often used in this scam. The victim is told to pose as a contractor who has not yet been paid by the Nigerian government from a "completed project". The money is to be split between victim and the scammer. Paynemts from the victim will be required to participate in this crime.
War Booty 419 Scam: The 419er says he is a trooper who has stumbled across a large sum of war booty and will pay the target a percentage if the target helps him/her personally and financially to get it out of the country. Often segues into Black Currency 419.
Will Scam 419 Scam: The 419er informs the target that a distant relative has died leaving a large sum of money which the target can inherit if the proper fees are paid.
There are 4 more Scam types that i found out during my researches in the internet, which are:
Youth Meeting Scam: The 419er will say there is an International Youth Meeting and then you are invited. They will pay for everything, the plane ticket and your hotel in USA, but then the meeting will be held in two countries, one is in USA, and another one somewhere else where it is more likely to be in Africa or somewhere nearby. They will pay for EVERYTHING but the hotel fee in Africa or in the second country, where you have to pay for yourself. IN ADVANCE.
In the name of God Scam: I really hate this scam. It is an insult for Christ and Christian. The 419er will contact you saying that they are the follower of Jesus Christ and fear God. They ask you for help considering that you and him or her are fellow Christian. I hate people using God's name to do evil bidding. And they REALLY have no shame about this. I actually replied one of this type of email and told her or him to STOP using my God's name for evil. He can use ANY name in the world or anything in the world for all i care but not God!
Instead of repenting, he or she emailed me back LECTURING me about Jesus Christ and using the bible as examples. I was totally infuriated and hurt. Whoever and whatever that person who did this, he or she definitely has stolen and uses God's Name and His Holiness and His Gracefulness and His Praiseworthiness for evil deeds. This person will reap the 'fruit' of his evil deeds later on, i guarantee that.
Renting Scam: For landlords who advertised their rooms or apartments for renting, they should be careful because the 419ers will contact you by email saying that there are a group of people or a family from another country who will come and stay there. They wanted to rent your apartment and will send you money in advance by check, credit card or other means except for direct transfer. And the amount that they send you will be more than the required amount you set for renting the place. And the 419er will instruct you to send the remaining somewhere else. The check? FAKE--of course.
To test the genuineness of the customer, is very easy. Just ask this question, 'Can you tell me WHERE am i located? Since you said that you wanted to come here, please tell me WHERE am i?'
The 419ers do not know where you are. In the email they just said that they saw your ad and wanted to go there. But actually it is just a coincidence. And they never did see your ad (If you have posted one), and they do not know where you are.
Money Lender Scam: The 419er advertised everywhere about money lending. They even have their own money lender website! And then they will ask about your information, your passport scan (stealing your ID) and asked you to sign an agreement with their so-called 'lawyer' who got his or her photo pasted in your email or in the website (Which legitimate lawyer will paste their photo in their email?). At the end, they will ask you to buy an insurance, or the insurance is already included in the total amount, but, you have to send money in advance for their processing fee, or for the transfer fee which is NOT DEDUCTIBLE from the money that you wanted to borrow.
Usually they will advertise saying that the interest is very low, only about 1-3%. Which is impossible for real money lenders. Real money lenders will charge you an interest of at least 10-20% from the total amount of money that you borrowed. Real Money Lenders usually only borrow money IF you wanted to buy a property.
And then there is NO such a thing as International Money Lender, and in Cash. Just think about it logically. If they borrow money to you, who is located overseas, somewhere across the continent or in another country. How are they supposed to track you down in case you do not return their money back? Isn't it the same like giving money to you for free?
Who in the hell would want to do that? Unless perhaps they have connection everywhere in the world and being one of the member of underworld gangster or mafia or something just like in the movie. It just NEVER happens. It's just Impossible. They cannot guarantee that you will return their money back even if they have your passport, your ID card and everything. Just think about it if it were you. You are the money lender. Will you borrow money to someone, a stranger who is located somewhere else in another country, in a city where you do not even know exactly where in the world map it is located?
Important Notes: Nearly all forms of 419 are Advance Fee Fraud.
It is a common canard that 419ers "reach into their target's bank account" end empty it. That is not how 419ers operate. 419ers count on their targets to VOLUNTARILY send funds to the 419er, for whatever reason.
Nigerians have come to commonly use the term 419 to refer to all types of cheating, misrepresentation, embezzlement, graft, bribery, corruption, trickery, and anything that is not on the "up and up" - However, 419 Technically remains the "obtaining of money or goods by false pretence" and is considered to be a primarily West African variant of Advance Fee Fraud (AFF) crime.
A promise to share or transfer millions of dollars to you for your help or participation. (Out of 5 billion people in the world you were singled out as this fortunate person, lucky you).
The e-mail or correspondence is marked "urgent," "top secret" or "highly confidential" and demands you act immediately. (Time is commonly of the essence).
The sender claims to be an exiled Dignitary, Cabinet Member, General, CEO, CFO, lawyer, doctor or the heir of some other important person or top official to gain your confidence. (The Grifter usually uses a Hotmail, Yahoo, Netscape, Caramail or other such free and anonymous e-mail service to send you the message - not very Regal at all).
Claims to have obtained your e-mail address "during a personal research on the Internet" or from an unidentified "friend who was once on diplomatic mission." (Yeah, we all know one of these individuals).
The proposal contains a seemingly unlikely situation, i.e. overpaid millions on a contract, royal money or assets frozen by a foreign government, an inheritence, or money, gold or diamonds that need to immediately be transfered or be lost forever.
Claims to have smuggled the funds, jewels or precious metals out of their native country in a "diplomatic package" or "consignment" unbeknownst to their unstable or corrupt government.
Seeks an "honest foreign partner" to help with them with their crisis situation. (As if none exist or can be found in their own country).
States they are working with an unidentfied "Security Company" or the "Central Bank of Nigeria" (who is a much a victim of the scam as the Mark, having received countless numbers of complaints).
Requests personal information from you, i.e. your full name, bank account information and routing numbers, home or business telephone and facsimile numbers, or a copy of your letterhead.
The solicitation or contact requires you to advance money "up front" to secure your participation in the transaction. (Hence, its nickname of "Advanced Fee Fraud").