SCAM is any unsolicited, off-topic, nonpersonal email we receive, particularly recurring email advertising products or Websites in which we have never expressed an interest.
In 2006, 61% of Internet criminals were traced to locations in the United States, while 16% were traced to the United Kingdom and 6% to locations in Nigeria.
In that con, businessmen were contacted by an individual allegedly trying to smuggle someone connected to a wealthy family out of a prison in Spain.
You can go through our scam baiting tips, it is just amazing way to deal with the spammer or scammer.
Some investors have hired private investigators in Nigeria or have personally travelled to Nigeria, without ever retrieving their money.
Unfortunately is is a sad fact of life that the majority of "419" scams do in fact originate from Western and Southern Africa - we estimate 50% - 55% of "419" scam attempts are sent from Western & Southern Africa - but these scams also come from places such as England, Spain, Ireland, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Australia and many more.
For the most part these criminals are not, "poor people trying to scratch a living", but are very prosperous compared to their law-abiding countrymen, and many operate in highly organised, and highly successful criminal gangs. All scammers text is printed in Italics, and my comments are printed in bold and sometimes in square brackets [like this].419 scammers are not nice people, they are thieves, liars, and generally very nasty, therefore you can expect some small use of adult language and themes when dealing with them here.That is not to say there are any explicit pictures here - there isn't, but if you are very easily offended then please go HERE policy towards racism throughout the site and forums.It is important to understand that scambaiters only respond to scam emails we receive.One American was murdered in Nigeria while pursuing his lost money.