Not A Single Person In Nigeria In Jail For 419 Crimes

from the nice-crackdown dept

The Nigerian government likes to publicly announce every few months that they are about to crack down on 419 scammers. Then, they do nothing, more of the scams occur and the government again promises to crack down on the scams. It's pretty clear, however, that this is not going to happen. The Register is noting that, while about 200 Nigerians have been arrested around the world for taking part in 419 advanced fee fraud, not a single person in Nigeria has been arrested. The answer, not surprisingly, is that many of the scams are done by organized crime groups who have bribed government officials to look the other way. Still, next time the Nigerian government makes this claim (and they will), ask how many people they've actually arrested.


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    Miriam Abacha, Jul 2nd, 2004 @ 10:40am

    These scammers are STUPID & fun to play with.

    I have a lot of fun playing with these scammers.

    In one letter I asked the dolt this question: " If Daisy Duke & Luke Duke get divorced are they still cousins ? "

    Here is the reply cut & pasted that I got:
    ( SEE # 4 )

    ATTN: XXX

    DEAR SIR,

    ATTN: XXX

    SUBJECT TO YOUR MAIL I WAS OBLIGED AT YOUR WILLINGNESS IN ASSISTING MY CLIENT MRS. MARIAM ABACHA IN TRANSFERING HER FUND TO YOUR ACCOUNT.I MUST TELL YOU THAT THIS WOMAN IS AN INDUSTRALIZED PERSONELL WHEN HER HUSBAND WAS ALIVE THAT WAS WHY SHE WAS ABLE TO SAVE SUCH AMOUNT IN A SECURITY COMPANY.
    1) YOU NEED NOT TO TRAVEL TO MY COUNTRY IN GETTING THIS FUND BECAUSE YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE SECURITY COMPANY IN HOLLAND TO HAVE THE FUND.
    2) IT HAS BEEN STATED THAT 30% OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT $20,000,000 USD WILL BE YOUR OWN SHARE AS COMPASATION IN ASSISTING MRS. ABACHA.
    3)YOU NEED TO SECURE THE VITAL AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS THROUGH ME TO YOU TRAVEL TO THE SECURITY COMPANY IN HOLLAND TO GET THE FUND WHICH WILL COST MONEY.

    4)DAISY AND LUKE ARE STILL COUSINE BECAUSE THEY CAME OUT OF THE SAME LINEAGE.

    TO START UP FOR THE PROCESSON OF THE DOCUMENTS,YOU ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE SOME PAYMENTS TO ENABLE ME TRAVEL TO THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE TO SWEAR AN AFFIDAVIT OF CLIAM AND MAKE A CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP IN YOUR FAVOUR SO THAT YOU CAN STAND AS THE BONAFIDE BENEFICIARY OF THE FUND.MY LEVIES ARE STATED BELOW:

    1. CONSULTATION FEE _____________________ $2,600
    2. SERVICE CHARGE _____________________ $20, 000
    3. TRANSPORTATION ( WITHIN ABUJA ) ________ $ 100
    4. FLIGHT TICKET ( TO & FROM ABUJA ) ________ $ 450
    5. HOTEL ACCOMMODATION ___________ $ 320

    You ARE REQUIRED TO PAY 1,3,4 and 5 ( WHICH IS A TOTAL OF $3,470 ) BEFORE STARTING UP ANY PROCCESS,I WILL COLLECT MY LEGAL/SERVICE CHARGES WHICH IS $20,000 USD AFTER THE TOTAL FUND HAS GOTTEN TO YOUR ACCOUNT SO YOU HAVE TO SEND THE $3,470 VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER SO THAT I CAN MAKE UP THE DOCUMENTS.IF YOU ARE OK BY MY WORDS THEN I CAN SEND THE PAYMENT INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN SEND THE MONEY TO ME BEFORE ANY PROCCESSING.
    I LOOK FORWARD IN HAVING YOUR RESPONSE.
    BARR. RICHARD WILLIAMS

    For info & laughs about 419 scammers go to:

    http://www.scamorama.com/

    Oh, and if anyone wants to amuse themselves here are the email addresses of these retards:

    barr.richardwilliams@lawyer.com
    mariam042002@jumpy.it

     

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    Doug, Jul 2nd, 2004 @ 2:53pm

    Arrested, but not tried

    not a single person in Nigeria has been arrested
    From the linked article:
    About 500 suspected fraudsters are currently detained by the commission in various detention centres across Nigeria, but they still await trial
    So the Nigerian government is arresting people, they're just not bringing them to trial.

     

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