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fraud recognition & prevention education, fraud victim advocacy, law enforcement support

Fraud recognition & prevention education, fraud victim advocacy, law enforcement support


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419 Letter Database


Emails sent out by the thousands


Corrupting 419 victims


Why some victims don't immediately grasp their criminal involvement


419's disguised as an honest deal


Crossing jurisdictions


Money for terrorist?


419, drugs, and money laundering

419 Letter Database


Victims are frustrated by lack of police action


So what's a 419 victim to do?


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The Black Dollar Scam


Travel in West Africa - risky business


The Ugly American - and European, and Australian, and ...


a 419 invitation to corruption

If the 419 proposals were real and the source of the funds was truly as stated, then international law enforcement would consider the receiver of the alleged funds as much a criminal as the 419'ers.  As it stands, because the letter recipients spend their own money  and receive none, they are considered victims and as such are not prosecuted.


Corrupting the victim

The 419 swindlers want you to believe you have gotten involved in criminal activity, although they may not point this out until later in the game when they need to use threats to keep money flowing in their direction.  

Oh yes, every proposal made in the 419 letters listed in the database is highly illegal regardless of where you live, and regardless of the proposal - Inheritance, Government Invoice, Petroleum Invoice, Box of Money, Charity, etc.  

Here is a list of just some of the crimes you would be committing if the letters were real and if the money were real:

> Money laundering

> Receiving stolen property

> Intent to defraud

> Conspiracy to defraud

> Misrepresentation with intent to defraud

> Financial crimes against banks

> Financial crimes against a government

> Transporting/transferring stolen property across national borders

> Forgery

> Grand larceny

> Grand Theft

> Wire fraud

> Aiding and abetting criminal activity

> Internet fraud  

Each of these is a separate and individual international crime.  Each crime carries its own penalty - fines and jail time.

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