The annual loss associated with the 419 Nigerian scams exceeds US 0 million per annum around the world. Losses in South Africa alone are estimated to exceed R100 million per annum.
The most common forms of these counterfeit business proposals fall into following categories: purchase of goods, conversion of real estate, transfer of funds from over invoiced contracts, sale of crude oil at below market price, payment of money from wills and contact fraud.
But you probably don't want to get to the point when she actually starts asking for money, right? So, here it goes: Russian scam is fairly easy to detect by IP address.
You would be wasting your time, and maybe even getting attached to that person, making plans, just to discover later that she is a scammer. Most of the Russian scam generates from the same source: Mari El.
We explicitly include in this definition "e-newsletters" and other mailings to which person A can subscribe person B without B's knowledge.
If the scam artist is talking to a baiter they are not talking with a possible victim.
Some investors have hired private investigators in Nigeria or have personally travelled to Nigeria, without ever retrieving their money.
One American was murdered in Nigeria while pursuing his lost money.
She uses pre-written letters and pays absolutely no attention to the content of my letters.
I have 2 friends that have profiles on the site and they showed me same letters.
They pretend to be the foreign specialists working in Nigeria or Ghana (usually originally from US and UK, but it may also be Canada, Australia or any other European country).