The Nigerian Advance Fee Scheme, also known internationally as
"4-1-9" fraud after the section of the Nigerian penal code which
addresses fraud schemes, is generally targeted at small and medium sized
businesses, as well as charities. This global scam, recently seen in
Russia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as the US,
involves the receipt of an unsolicited letter purporting to come from
someone who claims to work for the Nigerian Central Bank or from the
Nigerian government. The Central Bank of Nigeria denies all connection
to those who promote this scheme.
SCAMS: The Nigerian Advance Fee Scheme
October 30, 2007
Hello My Dear.
I am Mrs Nene Briggs,the wife of the late Mr Felix Nuate Briggs of the
Movement For The Soveriegn State of Ogoni in Rivers State,the Niger
Delta Oil Producing Community Of Nigeria,who was killed along side Ken
Saro-Wiwa and eight others during the military junta of the late Head of
State Gen. Sani Abacha.Since the death of my husband,life has not been
the same for me and my family. I know we have not met before, but, I am
contacting you with due sense of humanity, responsibility and the
believe that you will give my proposal a mutual understanding. I am
soliciting for your assistance to clear and move from the finance
company the sum $14.5million USD to your country for investment.
The fund is presently in a security/finance company for safety purposes
since the 12- 2- 2003. It was saved through the security company just to
divert prying eyes. The real content of the box was not declared as it
was kept as photographic equipment on deposit. Please I need you as a
partner to assist in clearing and subsequently transferring the fund in
a safe account overseas and also, to provide good investment plans for
it. The fund will be under your investment control for three years
during which only the profit will be shared among us (you and I), 80%
for me and 20% for you annually. I am a Christian with the fear of GOD
in any thing I do so please I want us to build-up trust on each other. I
will send you all the deposit documents as soon as you indicate your
interest to be my partner.
Kindly reply here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and God bless.
Nene Briggs (Mrs)
September 14, 2007
Letter sent by a would-be victim from Brisbane
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 5:53 PM
Subject: I Need Help
My name is June Wood I live in Brisbane Australia I received this email
tonight which I have attached, one of the names on the list is a very
close friend of mine which I was expecting home very soon. I need
someone to verify this email. I am worried sick about my friend. I await
what you have just experienced is what is known as the 419 scam in
Nigeria. The email you received is a scheme to swindle you, please do
not let this scoundrel upset you. Just simply don't take any action.
In future, always check the NigerianNews.com 419 section, you may find a
similar letter sent to someone else by the same author or in a
re-incarnation with another name or aliases
We plan to post your letter and our reply at the 419 page.
Goodluck, and do not be bothered by these worthless scoundrels!
Unbridled and Unafraid
Letter received by June from "Dr Adefarati"
I am Dr SUNDAY ADEFARATI, a medical Doctor. and
the Head Doctor at the ROYAL INFIRMARY HOSPITAL In Ota Ogun State
I understand that through Internet is not the best way to link up with
you because of the shocking news i have for you.that's why i try calling
you....but could not get through
A fatal accident that occur on Lagos Abeokuta expressway to murtala
international airport here in nigeria takes away lots of souls whereby
one of your relatives or friend was part of the injured people.
Here goes the name of the injured victims
Mr Larry Luth
Mr & Mrs Kenneth
Mr & Mrs Julian
Mr johnson edozie
Mrs Jennifer Brown
Mr John Marshal
Mr & Mrs Ashley
Mr Micheal Ross
Mr Keon Seaman
Those are the names of the injured victim, but we
got your contact from a passport belonging to Mr Micheal Ross he is on
his way out of the country ... Those injure victim were transferred down
to our hospital for emergency attention & some of the injured victim are
dead while taking treatment because of the terrible accident that
occurred, we only want you to pls confirm the name above & let us know
is your relatives out those that are listed. we wants you to get back to
us & let us know who your relative is i really hope this email gets to
you in the best of moods but we need your urgent attention to this coz
we don't know who is who yet and we may lose more lives if the People
are not urgently attended to, so get back to me ASAP and i will know
what to do about the situation......
Thanks for your co-operation
Royal Infirmary Hospital
Ogun state Nigeria
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My Friend you are Bless,
With apologies for interference in your privacy I am Reverend Jude
Adumante a director of the above mentioned foundation.I am writing you
in regard to a good friend of mine and founder of the New Era
Foundation,who was a foreigner and the managing director of an
investment firm here in Ghana Unfortunately my friend died in 2000,He
established these foundation to help less privileged minority people in
our society which it was doing before the unfortunate death of its
I am to conduct a standard process Investigation/Recommendation on
behalf of The Trust Bank Ghana.This involves the late founder of our
foundation who shares the same surname with you and also the
circumstances surrounding his private funds deposited with The Trust
Bank Ghana, the bank contacted me a month ago as the director of his
foundation and a trustee to recommend a next of kin to the funds since
he (Our Late founder) died intestate and nominated no successor in title
over the fund deposit made with the bank amounting to US$10 Million (Ten
The essence of this communication with you is to request that you
provide me with information/comments on any or all of the four issues as
regards nominating you to inherit the fund left behind since you are a
foreigner with the same surname hence eligible to stand for claim of the
funds. I have therefore contacted you to be legally nominated as next of
kin (inheritor) to Our Late founder after all inquiries and
investigation even with the relevant embassy has yielded results showing
that there is no known or living next of kin. You are required therefore
to answer this questions to enable me make my recommendation to The
Trust Bank Ghana.
-Can you confirm your willingness to accept this inheritance if you are
legally and legitimately nominated through my recommendation to the bank
and approved to stand as inheritor to this funds. -Would you agree to
donate 60% of this inheritance to our charity organization if you are
officially recommended to the bank in my powers to stand as the
inheritor? To know more about our charity organization please login to
It is pertinent that you inform me ASAP whether or not you are familiar
with this personality or and your interest towards the issues mentioned.
You must appreciate that I am constrained from providing you with more
detailed information at this point. Please respond to this mail as soon
as possible to afford me the opportunity to provide you with more
information on matter and upon your consent proceed with the
recommendation of your person to the bank as the inheritor of the funds.
Thank you for accommodating this inquiry.
EFCC, UK, US Anti-419 Operations Intercept
N55bn Postal Scam
September 06, 2007
A joint postal interdiction operations involving operatives of the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the United States Postal
Inspection Service and the United Kingdom Serious Organized Crimes
Agency has ended in Lagos. The month long operation which was part of
the Global Counterfeiting Financial Instrument Initiative Operation was
rounded off on August 16, 2007.
Director of bill and exchange at
the foreign remittance department of CITI BANK Senegal
August 31, 2007
I am Mr.David Diop,the Director of bill and exchange at the foreign
remittance department of CITI BANK Senegal.
In my department,I discovered an abandoned sum of $6m in an account that
belongs to one of our foreign customer (Kurt Kahle) who died along with
his wife and son on a Monday, 31 July, 2000,13:22 GMT in a plane crash. NigerianNews-
Nigeria 419 Inc Special
Avenues for Freezing Assets in the United
States of Corrupt Foreign Officials: A Primer for Activists
by US Dept. Of Justice
September 26, 2005
The United States government has established the Department of Asset
Forfeiture through the U.S. Attorney's Office. Using the Patriot Act
and other United States Criminal Forfeiture statutes, this office is
designed to seize assets accumulated through criminal acts that either
put the safety and lives of a population at risk, or act unethically
in government or business. NigerianNews-
Nigeria 419 Inc Special
Help catch another fraudster 419
by DELIX MICHEL
This is an urgent call to the police authority and perhaps the
presidency to address this article immediately. If Nigerian hopes to
be trusted in the comity of nations, this is the good case to show
cause. Fr. Michel's letter to us is published as transmitted.
Infamous Scam Of Nigeria
Dudley Christian My name is Dudley Christian and I ama Canadian citizen
who has been over the last few years playing along with and collecting from
many sources information about the subject matter from your countrymen.
Most of the approachees which I have doucumented claim to be in High Official
positions and I have gained the trust of many, though the price
Major Problem (419)
Donald L. Bowman How is it that no one in your country can put an end to this so called 419
problem in Nigeria. I recently placed a post giving names, phone numbers
etc. hoping that either the Nigerian police or government would pick up on
the information I provided and at least have the coutiesey to call me and
or write me acknowledging my post in your news
Being Perpetrated from Nigeria
Lonny Rhodes, CEO, Rhodes Consulting, Inc I am writing about a scam that
is being perpetuated from within Nigeria. The infamous Nigerian money
offers scam. I have phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the
Information Compiled by Lonny Rhodes
Lonny Rhodes, CEO, Rhodes Consulting, Inc Thank you for your prompt reply.
I am going to provide you with a copy of the letters that I received.
In them you will find the phone number and fax number of the
initiators of this scam. They have put their name in but I am assuming
that the name is a fake.
-Known 419 Scammer
Scam artist IREQUEST FOR URGENT (CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP OF THE TRANSFER OF
US$45,560,000.00 (FORTY FIVE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THOUSAND
UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY).NigerianNews