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These scams are often known as ‘Nigerian 419’ scams because the first wave of them came from Nigeria.The ‘419’ part of the name comes from the section of Nigeria’s Criminal Code which outlaws the practice. Scammers may ask for your bank account details to ‘help them transfer the money’ and use this information to later steal your funds.Nigerian scams involve offering you a share in a large sum of money on the condition you help them to transfer it out of their country The scammer will tell you an elaborate fake story about large amounts of money ‘trapped’ in central banks during civil wars or coups, often in countries currently in the news.Or they may tell you about a large inheritance that is ‘difficult to access’ because of government restrictions or taxes in their country.
These fees may even start out as quite small amounts.
Then they convince their soul mates to bank them into their bank account and then wire them the money via Western Union.
They are often told to keep some of the money for their trouble [which helps to build trust and also helps make them an accessory to the crime! After a few weeks the bank will advise the Money Orders are fraudulent and then the victim is responsible for paying the money back to the bank, and in some cases face charges of passing counterfeit instrument.
They also use many aliases, emails, photos, gender, age and sexual orientation in order to cast their net to catch as many victims as possible.
Often the scammers use attractive female photo profiles because lots of men will respond to an attractive woman's personal ad based on the photo alone.