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Nigerian Scam – Documentation January the 6th, 2004
Nigerian scam is a very worse kind of scam. At Nigerian scam the scammers try to steal as much money as possible from their victims. The course of action is almost every time the same. The scammer contacts you via E-Mail and pretends to be a Bank director from Africa, who says that a rich customer died and left behind a lot of money. Or an inheritor who inherited lots of money. Most often it’s a matter of several millions, which are promised to you. In almost every case they attach pictures of the in actual fact, non-existent money. Strangely every scammer sends you the same picture of the money. Often the scammers create a deceptively real website of popular news channels like NBC or CNN to gain the victims trust. Blinded by the big amount of money a lot of people fall for it.
2. Public Cases:
So the mayor of the city Ennigerloh does in 2001. He paid 145.000€ to a welfare recipient with the money of the city. The welfare recipient convinced the mayor of a number of a Nigerian scammer. He told him that the city will get back a multiple of the retainer when he came to his money. The result of this was that the mayor lost his Job and he has to stand his trial because of misappropriation of public funds.
3. The Scammers number:
The scam starts if the beguiler tells you, that he needs your help for taking out the money of his country, as reason he declares that he can’t take the money out, because something or someone disturbs him to do this. If you agree, you are trapped.
The scammer will repeatedly ask you for money, for example for a lawyer or other fictive costs. So he will drain more and more money from you, the range goes from 300$ to 1500$ or more. In actual fact you will never see a cent of the promised millions and the scammer won’t answer your e-mails anymore. Sometimes the scammer will ask you to come to his country to make the deal. NEVER with to this! Some people got kidnapped or killed when they arrived there.
The scammers will fake documents and sometimes they do it professionally. For example badges, driver licenses etc. Additionally they use Money Transfer companies like Western Union to process the payment transactions with faked personal data, so you can’t backtrack them effectively.
Then there are the so called: scam baiter. These ones try to wind up the scammers by engaging them in conversation. They tell them such a crap and the scammers actually believe that. Sometimes they are successful in getting Pictures of the scammers in embarrassing positions. For example they tell them to write funny Sentences on a signboard. Some people call this action racialist but in fact it’s not. By engaging them in conversation the scammers can’t focus onto other victims and so scam baiters safe many people of getting scammed.
5. Why I chose this topic:
I chose this topic because I occupied with Nigerian Scam one year ago. I bumped by Chance into it when I searched for information.
I got some scam mails by myself a short while ago. A “Nigerian Bank Director” wanted me to help her to take 14 Million Dollars out; my proportion would be 30%. After that mail I found out where exactly the scammers get your email address. Every time you enter your E-mail address onto a website it’s public and an easy target for Nigerian scammer. Even though the scammers aren’t successful they try to sell your E-mail address to other scammers.
The method to protect from Nigerian scammers is to ignore E-mails from them. If you have done a transaction one time, don’t go on! You will never see the money again and there is no reasonable chance that the police will catch the responsibles.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,