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419 scams are a type of food and one of the most common types of confidence trick the scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money which the fraudster requires a small upfront payment to obtain if a victim makes the payment the food store either invents a series of further fees for the victim or simply disappears there are many variations on this type of scam including advanced fee fraud Pfeiffer's fraud Spanish prisoner scam the black money scam and the Detroit Buffalo scam the number 419 refers to the article of the Nigerian criminal code dealing with fraud the scam has been used with facts and traditional mail and is now used with the Internet online versions of the scam originated primarily in the United States the United Kingdom and Nigeria with ivory coast Togo South Africa the Netherlands and Spain also having high incidences of such fraud history 419 scam is a form of advance fee fraud similar to the Spanish prisoner scam dating back to the late 19th century in that corn business men were contacted by an individual allegedly trying to smuggle someone connected to a wealthy family out of a prison in Spain in exchange for assistance the scammer promised to share money with a victim in exchange for a small amount of money to bribe prison guards one variant of the scam may date back to the 18th or 19th centuries as a very similar letter entitled the letter from Jerusalem is seen in the memoirs of Yuga Niren a section while Vidocq a former French criminal and private investigator another variant of the scam dating back to circa 1830 appears very similar to what is passed by email today a euro sir you will doubtlessly be astonished to be receiving a letter from a person unknown to you who is about to ask a favor from you and goes on to talk of a casket containing 16 thousand francs in gold and the Diamonds of a late Marchioness the modern 419 scam became popular during the 1980s there are many variants of the letters sent one of these sent via postal mail was addressed to a woman a euro unregistered trademark as husband and inquired about his health it then asked what to do with profits from a twenty four point six million dollars investment and ended with a telephone number other official looking lettuce was sent from a writer who said he was a director of the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation he said he wanted to transfer twenty million dollars to the recipient a euro on registered trademark s bank account a euro money that was budgeted but never spent in exchange for transferring the funds out of Nigeria the recipient will keep 30% of the total to get the process started the scammer asked for a few sheets of the Campania euro on registered trademark s letterhead bank account numbers and other personal information yet other variants have involved mention of a Nigerian prince or other member of a royal family seeking to transfer large sums of money out of the country the spread of email and email harvesting software significantly lowered the cost of sending scam letters by using the Internet while Nigeria is most often the nation referred to in these scams they may originate in other nations as well for example in 2022 61% of Internet criminals were traced to locations in the United States while 16% were traced to the United Kingdom and 6% two locations in Nigeria other nations known to have a high incidence of advance fee fraud include Ivory Coast Togo South Africa the Netherlands and Spain one reason Nigeria may have been singled out is the apparently comical almost ludicrous nature of the promise of West African riches from a Nigerian prince according to Cormac early a researcher for Microsoft by sending an email that repels all but the most gullible the scammer gets the most promising marks to self-select nevertheless Nigeria has earned a reputation as being at the center of email scammers and the number fool 1:9 refers to the article of the Nigerian criminal code dealing with fraud in Nigeria scammers use computers in internet cafes to send mass emails promising potential victims riches or romance and to troll for replies they refer to their targets as muggers slang developed from a Yoruba word meaning fool some scammers have accomplices in the United States and abroad that move in to finish the deal once the initial contact has been made in recent years efforts have been made by both governments and individuals to combat scammers involved in advanced fee fraud and 419 scams in 2022 the Nigerian government formed the economic and Financial Crimes Commission to combat economic and financial crimes such as advanced fee fraud in 2022 Nigeria Z FCC announced that they have adopted smart technology developed by Microsoft to track down four DeLand emails they hope to have the service dubbed Eagle Claw running at full capacity to warn a quarter of a million potential victims some individuals may also participate in a practice known as scam baiting in which they pose as potential targets and engage the scammers in lengthy dialogue so as to waste their time and decrease the time they have available for real victims details on the practice of scam baiting and ideas are chronicled on a website full 192 calm launched in 2022 by Michael berry one particularly notable case of scam baiting involved an American who identified himself to a Nigerian scam eraz james t kirk when the scammer a euro who apparently never heard of the television series star trek a euro asked for his passport details kirk sent a copy of a fake passport with a photo of Star Trek's Captain Kirk hoping the scammer would attempt to use it and get arrested implementation this scam usually begins with.

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