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A Nigerian leading the world banksters sounds remarkably appropriate to me.
Although this site concentrates mainly on the Nigerian 419 scam, we are happy to deal with other types of scams if and when the opportunity arises.Do not be fooled into thinking scammers operate from a specific part of the world. Advance fee fraud scammers are a world-wide menace, and they operate from every continent. These scammers range from small one-man-band criminals scamming a few thousand dollars a year, to highly organised groups raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars a month.
The important thing to understand is that, even although you think you've payed a check/cheque into your bank account and the money shows up in your bank balance, the cheque/check really has not cleared and it can still bounce a week or more later. I don't think banks do a very good job of explaining that little detail.
I had a Nigerian Scammer send one to me once ... The Nigerians started ordering stuff and having them shipped to my house ...
WARNING Please remember that these people are CRIMINALS and should be treated as such.Under no circumstances must you enter into any communications with these people unless you feel you are adequately prepared to deal with them.Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES give them ANY real private information about yourself. These guys may appear dumb and clueless, but I suspect it wouldn't be so funny if you were to come face-to-face with one of them, although I'll be the first to admit the chances against this happening are astronomical - unless of course you are dumb enough to fly over to meet them in person, in which case you need to be sectioned ASAP!The tips below are for INFORMATION ONLY. 419eater.com cannot be held responsible for what you decide to do with the information.If you are unsure of what you are doing please LEAVE WELL ALONE!
At the time of writing this FAQ the latest known victim was a 29 year old Greek man, George Makronalli, who traveled to South Africa as part of a 419 scam. He was then kidnapped and killed when his family refused to pay the ransom. A day later, police found George's body in Durban. Both his legs and arms were broken and he had been set alight - probably while he was still alive.
If you’re scambaiting you shouldn’t use your real address ...
In February 2004, Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said:“In Nigeria, WE are always amazed that anyone could be so stupid as to respond to such an offer.”The fact is that many people do believe these letters – enough to make 419 crime quite a lucrative money earner. It has been estimated that there are well over 250,000 scammers involved in 419 scams worldwide and that they reap in over US$1.5 billion annually. The average victim pays out US$20,000.
I believe the name and address can be found in a phone book, so it is barely personal.
Today a Nigerian ex Wicks shop assistent who had made a £250m finacial empire in his home country was sentenced to 13 years in jail for his efforts.
Quote from: CliffordK on 14/04/2012 22:02:00I believe the name and address can be found in a phone book, so it is barely personal.Random people picked from the phone book haven't been wasting their time. If they know where you live they could send you something very unpleasant through the post,and theoretically could "send the boys round".
insist when setting up with a bank that they not hold my cheques.
I don't deal with banks much any more and am looking for a way to avoid them altogether. Any suggestions?
If you do this in the UK I suspect you have to send the chancellor of the exchequer a chicken leg to cover VAT
Still, we have vehicle fuel,