Successful scam artists know exactly how to get you to give up your money.
If you get an email asking you to send money to help out a stranger, delete it.
Please forward appropriate written documentation to the relevant authorities: Washington, DC 20001-4518 or telephone (202) 406-5850 fax: (202) 406-8203, (202) 406-6390 You can report this crime online to the U. Treasury Department Secret Service ( Nigerian Frauds ) How to report West African scams to this branch of government.
In the end, there aren't any profits for you, and your money is gone along with the thief who stole it.
African Police South African Citizens and Residents If you are a South African Citizen or Resident and have suffered NO financial loss, write "No financial Loss - For your Database" on the documents but if you are a South African Citizen or Resident and YOU HAVE SUFFERED A FINANCIAL LOSS, write "Financial Loss" on the documents you received and fax them to: Contact: Supt. Schambriel Commercial Crime, Head Office Telephone number (012) 339 1203 Facsimile number (012) 339 [email protected] Individual progress reports will not be submitted to you where there has been NO loss.
Captain Harry Baatjies is commander of the 10-man 419-scam task team appointed to investigate the crime.
These messages are the butt of late night jokes, but people still respond to them.
The people behind these messages claim to be officials, businesspeople, or the surviving spouses of former government honchos in Nigeria or another country whose money is tied up temporarily.