CONNED INTO CRIME:
a 419 invitation to corruption
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
> 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.