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have just checked your postal mail or have logged on to your Internet provider to check your incoming email, and realize that
you have received either a letter or an unsolicited Email with its subject line titled:
Urgent Business Proposal!
As you read further, it appears that someone wants to deposit more than TEN MILLION DOLLARS
into your bank account.
first, they need your telephone number, a fax number, your bank routing number and your actual
checking account number.
And before the transaction and before you receive your 25% commission,
you will have to fly to an undetermined international location for a face-to-face meeting with your new business associates
and bring them gifts from America!
Your first instinct on receiving an unsolicited message like
this from someone you have never heard of, promising large amounts of money in exchange for a little "assistance" on your
part might be to immediately delete it from your computer, or destroy the letter if it arrives by regular postal mail.
But Brian Wizard, while clearly recognizing such messages
for the frauds that they are, decided to pursue the matter as a research project.
The result of the project is now a book and an informational
3-CD set exposing the devious schemes in detail, titled:
NIGERIAN 419 SCAM: GAME OVER!
The original 419 scams started out in the 1980s and primarily
targeted the United States and Western Europe.
Nowadays, 410 scam operators are shifting their
target to new, far less affected locations such as Central-Eastern Europe and Asia, while targeting individuals, small businesses,
large corporations, churches and non-profit organizations through the Internet.
These financual criminals are abusing the basic
personal and human weaknesses of:
Greed, Vulnerability and Gullibility.
To these fraudsters, it is very easy to target their victims,
who, in the end, lose personal and corporate funds, human relationships, their freedom, and sometimes their lives.
The term, "419" comes from the section of the Nigerian Penal
Code outlawing fraudulent criminal activities by its citizens, although not all 419 scams originate in Nigeria.
According to modest estimates, in excess of $5.5 billion
has been stolen from corporations, small businesses and from individual victims, worldwide, by 419 criminals.
And still, there are more and more individuals, churches,
small, minority and woman-owned businesses and large corporations being scammed every single day.
Many organizations don't fully realize their involvement
until it is too late, often when their accountants reort missing funds of money not accounted for.
Could one of your employees be involved in a Nigerian
419 Scam using funds from your agency, small business, church, non-profit or corporation?
Despite several years of warnings, prospective victims are
not in short supply, even in today's sophisticated urban and suburban societies.
Numerous 419 scam emails and letters arrive in American mailboxes
and computers each day and, although the approaches are somewhat different, the age-old scam is the same and awaits willing
victim response, involvement and ready cash to be looted in the scam process.
Today, most computer users, who routinely receive emails
from unsolicited sources or strangers, generally delete them without reading their contents.
However, when they receive a message or letter from the widow
of a recently deceased or assassinated dictator, they compassionately start to take notice.
Regardless of the amount offered and the reason provided,
all scam operators follow the same pattern for fooling and deceiving their seemingly willing new friends and seeming
business partners, who are, in essence, seeking something for nothing and a lot of it.
The white-collar criminals claim that they have supervision
over large funds, which are currently held for various reasons.
In order to collect the sums, the 419 recipient is expected
to pay a small sum now and, usually later, a larger contribution which, as the fraudsters explain, is needed to put the
transaction on track.
Often, the 419 operators claim that the additional money
is needed to open an account to release the funds, or to bribe local decision-makers, adding that the swindlers will only
then be ready to provide them with untold amounts of false, but seemingly authentic looking documents about the existence
of the money, one of the key ploys in the limited lifespan of the scheme.
One of the existing scam scenarios is a modernized version
of a centuries-old West African con called the "Red Mercury Scam", in which it is claimed that a special chemical is needed
to clean the bank notes that have been purposely defaced in order to make them unusable and spendable.
The neat trick convinces the victim believe that
the their new business partners, associates or new friends are in need of ready cash to seemingly purchase new chemical
supplies so that they can seemingly get the money cleaned and successfully transferred.
In other scenarios, targeted victims are told that foreign
entities bequeathed them large amounts of money, or that they have the authority to transfer the exchange value of large contracts,
or even have government funds to take out of the country.
In some cases, they specifically target churches and religious
organizations by claiming that they represent a home church whose funds are in danger, and that help is needed to get money
out of the country.
Based on vast research into the nature of the Nigerian 419
scam industry, initial emails are sent from any one of the many free Internet email service accounts.
The message may claim that the recipient's name was found
through a respectable source, such as a local chamber of commerce directory.
The message typically claims that a large sum of money, normally
over $10 million, is not accessible for a variety of reasons, and that the recipient's help is requested to unlock the funds,
for which a substantial commission, typically 25%, is promised and will be deposited into the recipient's bank account in
one lump sum.
The usual messages frequently state that 5% of the funds
will be used to pay transaction costs and that the sender usually guarantees that the transaction is "risk free". The
419 scam recipient is asked to treat the matter as "strictly confidential."
While many repeatedly targeted recipients recognize the Nigerian
419 Scam for what it really is, a scam, and know that their initial contributions will be hopelessly lost, deleting
the email or destroying the written correspondence usually ends of the incident.
However, the really vulnerable, greedy and gullible 419 scam
targets go as far as traveling to Africa, meeting with the fraudsters, and end up paying more fees, or take the risk of being
kidnapped and held for ransom, or even killed.
"Brian" traveled internationally and paid money to the 419
scamsters, but for a different reason. He had received an initial Urgent Business Proposal email in the Fall of 1999 and decided
to personally research the issue by pretending that he was a willing participant for the 419 scam.
He was willing to sacrifice both time and money to get as
much information as possible.
Driven by his instincts, "Brian" soon contacted four different
Nigerian fraudster groups, which operated independently from each other with the same inherent goal.
After communicating with various people by email, fax and
telephone in Nigeria, Spain and London, "Brian" traveled overseas to personally meet with the swindlers in early 2000.
He met with 419 operatives from two different groups in London
and in Amsterdam, both of whom demanded hefty sums of money and gifts from him.
The London group needed money for "special chemicals", while
the Amsterdam group requested that "Brian" join the exclusive "Secret Bank" at a membership cost of $75,000, before the untold
millions of dollars could be transferred.
During the Amsterdam encounter, "Brian" overheard a telephone
conversation between one of the criminals and a previous victim, who, after having paid the secret bank admission fee, could
not understand why the bank transfer to her American bank account was delayed indefinitely. The victim was returning home
to the United States that day.
Finally leaving Amsterdam with a full scope and understanding
about the dynamics and inner workings of the Nigerian 419 Scam, which encompassed all of the email communications, the overseas
telephone calls, numerous faxed documents, the overseas trips, transportation, meals and accommodations, all of which
cost him about $4,000, "Brian Wizard", a Vietnam combat veteran, realized that these modern-day criminals had already provided
most of the ingredients for the creation of his book and newest 3-CD set,
NIGERIAN 419 SCAM:
It is important to note that victims of any 419 scams should
not expect or count on much or any assistance from the embassies or authorities, either locally or on the African continent.
Even if a complaint is filed, there is little chance that
any lost or stolen funds will be recovered.
If a victim considers telling criminal justice authorities,
"I was helping foreign entities to carry out an international money laundering scheme, when I found out that it was a
scam and they fooled and deceived me", does not sound like a promising defense when filing a local, state or federal
crime complaint as a victim of financial loss.
In order to prevent being scammed, it is important to become
informed and then make your own informed decisions.
Education is the ultimate weapon against scams, schemes,
cons, frauds and swindles, including crimes perpetrated by Nigerian or other 419 scam operatives.
While the most important tactic against becoming or being
a victim of scams, as well as associated schemes, cons, frauds and swindles, is not responding to these outlandish 419
invitations offering something for seemingly nothing, those persons targeted by unsolicited direct mail or electronically,
should use their common sense and not put themselves, their companies or their employers in the position of becoming victims,
such as responding to emails with subject headings reading "Urgent Business Proposal" or committing personal or corporate
funds into seemingly questionable endeavors.
Your first question should be, "Why Me?" and then you should
If something seems
too good to be true,
it probably is!
To Further Prove This Point:
A Michigan woman received a request via e-mail
from someone, identifying himself as a Nigerian, to help him recover $180 million.
All she had to do was set up a bank account in
the United States, and she was required to help pay some of the international bribes and fees.
So, pay she did, with her own personal funds and
other money from a source for which she had direct access.
Now, she is accused of embezzling more than $2
million dollars from her employer between February and August of 2002 to finance the scheme.
In all honesty, according to the woman, she had
planned to pay it all back when she received her promised $20.5 million commission from her Nigerian business partner.
Of course, however, she never received a cent.
She had simply fallen victim to one of the most common scams on the Internet, THE NIGERIAN
Now, she's been indicted on 13 counts of
To learn more about these scams and how you can protect yourself
from becoming a victim, losing personal cash, facing possible incarceration, being kidnapped for ransom or run the risk of
being killed, long before you NEVER become very wealthy through the scam or receive the first penny of your promised commission,
order the 3-CD Set,
NIGERIAN 419 SCAM: GAME OVER!
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Once you read the 419 Book and View the 419 CD Set, You will also want
to view THE 419 Video.
The deal was worth $264 Million Dollars! And it was going to be the easiest
money anybody ever made. Smooth-talking Jakinde (Jak) Lawanson has a sure-fire way of selling this bogus deal to a bunch of
greedy and unsuspecting American foreigners. The only thing that their greedy targets had to do was to come to Nigeria
and meet the man behind the deal, Dr. Egoma Ouwuelingo, and thereafter send a worthless shipment of car and airplane parts
to Lagos. With Dr. Lingo in charge of inspections, the deal was a cinch, right?
In THE 419 STALK EXCHANGE, a 122 Minute Feature Film, the true deceptive
style of the infamous 419 Scam unfolds before your eyes and comes to life, pre-destined detail by detail. You will see
the grim reality of total deception, where unwary victims are stalked before they are mercilessly devoured.
The messages offered to you by THE 419 video:
1. If it Sounds Too Good to be True, It Probably Is!
2. YOU Can be a willing 419 victim and lose your cash, Your freedom or
3. It CAN Happen To You!
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At No. 3, Nigerian money offers -- the scam that just wont die -- follows
auctions and general shopping complaints on the NCL list.
Its the same ranking the scam held for the last three years, though at
1%, it represents a smaller percentage of the overall complaints than it did in 2002 at 4% of the complaints.
It's been around for a long time in one form or another, including offline
-- at least since 1990, according to Secret Service estimates.
If youre one of the lucky few to have somehow missed this one, it usually
comes in the form of a plea for help, often from a supposed civil servant in Nigeria who is purportedly trying to get money
out of the country. But it can come from other countries as well, including Zimbabwe, the Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.
The latest tactic for luring victims, reported Oct. 3 by Reuters, is to
make the e-mail look like it was sent from a real London bank.
In the past, these scammers also have used fake Web sites to bait people.
In exchange for the use of their bank account, the recipient is told they'll receive a percentage of the funds being moved.
Unfortunately, a good 10% of all recipients seek further contact with the
authors, and 1% of those respondents become seriously involved, according to the Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime
Law Enforcement Network.
The real trap is sprung when victims are told the deal is in jeopardy unless
they can come up with cash to cover unexpected fees or bribes.
These first requests are followed by more and more requests for money,
drawing out the scam as long as the victims are willing.
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