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Nigerian Letter Scam Fighters and Resources

Nigerian letter scam is another widely used technique used by scammers in order to make money. The letters that are sent out to prospective people are written in a highly professional manner and they tend to appear legitimate. The ultimate motive of the scammer is to trap the user by sending a letter stating any legitimate issue, and once the user is trapped the scammers use different scam techniques like advance fee payment fraud, phishing scam, love scam etc in order to swindle money from them.
A list of various Government and Education sites have been jotted down that fight back against scams. Also, several presentations and pdfs have been collected to understand the risks associated with nigerian letter scam.

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Websites fighting against Nigerian Letter Scam :

1. Quatloos
Nigerian Scam Letter Exhibit.

2. Consumer Information
These emails can really tug at your heartstrings and appeal to your sense of altruism. 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. Someone is up to no good, and trying to manipulate your emotions.

3. Better Business Bureau
Consumers can take steps to protect themselves against the Nigerian letter scam and its variations.

4. ID Theft Blog
The Nigerian letter or email scam is very common and typically requires the victim to send money to the scammer and, in turn, the scammer will reimburse them several times over.

5. Scamwatch
Do not agree to transfer money for someone else. Money laundering is a criminal offence.

6. Federal Bureau of Investigation
These fraud schemes combine the threat of impersonation fraud and identity theft with a variation of an advance fee scheme in which a letter or e-mail offers the recipient the "opportunity" to share in a percentage of millions of dollars that the author, a self proclaimed government official, is trying to transfer illegally out of Nigeria.

7. Federal Bureau of Investigation
The letters are usually marked "urgent" or "confidential" from Nigeria via mail or fax. The sender claims to be an official of a company or government ministry, or has an official-sounding name such as doctor, chief, lawyer or prince. Some letters are even written on government stationery.

8. Overseas funds
Nigerian letter scams are strangely worded letters or emails sent from overseas. In the letters, a scammer asks for your help to get millions of dollars out of his or her country. All you have to do is provide your bank account number so the funds can be transferred and you'll get a cut of the money. If you share your bank account information, the scammers will take your money instead of giving you any.

9. City of Mesa
Another twist has been added to the Nigerian money scam. The con artists send a letter, fax or e-mail to victims claiming they have millions of dollars to get out of their country.

10. Serious Fraud Office
A "419 fraud" (named after the relevant section of the Nigerian Criminal Code) is a popular crime with the West African criminal element. There is a myriad of schemes and scams - mail, faxed and telephone promises designed to facilitate victims parting with money.

11. ASIC
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has recently received 'Nigerian emails' offering us a slice of over $440 million if we'll only send our bank account details.

12. Fraud
They used to be called "Nigerian letters" because they came by mail, but now these messages also come by phone, fax, or email.

13. Resources 4 Independence
Beware of the Nigerian Letter Scam, which can reach you by mail, email, or fax. This is a ploy where a resident of a foreign country asks for your assistance in transferring millions of dollars from his country to your bank account.

14. Money Transfer and Bank Account Frauds
The Nigerian letter scam, as it is commonly called, is an "advanced fee" type of fraud. The Advance Fee Fraud (AFF) email is also known as '419', named for the violation of Section 419 of the Nigerian Criminal Code.

15. European Institute for the Economic Fraud
Nigerian letter frauds combine the threat of impersonation fraud with a variation of an advance fee scheme in which a letter mailed from Nigeria offers the recipient the "opportunity" to share in a percentage of millions of dollars that the author—a self-proclaimed government official—is trying to transfer illegally out of Nigeria.

16. Credit Union ONE
Nigerian letters are a form of fraud called Advance Fee Fraud (AFF). In most cases you first receive an e–mail, fax or letter from a supposed "official", representing a foreign government or agency (see sample below). These letters, while extremely fake, have unfortunately been quite successful.

17. Transfering the Funds
Nigerian Letter Fraud is attempted both by mail and email. The letter states that a self-proclaimed government official is attempting to transfer money into the United States. For your cooperation in transferring the funds, you are offered to share in percentage of the money. In reality, there is no money.

18. AARP
Advance fee scams are some of the oldest scams, but they continue to dupe thousands of people each year. They start with a letter that promises great personal fortune if you help by providing a down payment on your eventual earnings.

19. News Busters
Nigerian scams have been around for decades in this country well before we mortals had access to the internet.

20. FE9
Nigerian letter scam examples.

21. Volusia
Why are you getting letters, e-mails and faxes telling you about these hidden riches? Because gullible victims are being solicited by con artists who are claiming that anyone assisting in the transfer of these foreign funds will get to keep some of the bounty. In case you haven't guessed it yet, these are all nothing more than hoaxes designed to obtain your personal banking information.

22. Anti Fraud International
Fraud artists are finding it easier amid a battered economy to entrap marks with dubious offers once easily dismissed as scams, and are snaring a growing number of victims to the tune of millions of dollars a month, experts say.

23. Nigerian Email Scam
How That 'Nigerian Email Scam' Got Started.

24. Get Out of Debt Guy
Scammers are some of the dumbest and smartest people in the world. They know where, when and how to find people when they're down and vulnerable.

25. Cyber Crime Cell
The Nigerian Advance Fee Scam has been around for quite awhile, but despite many warnings, continues to draw in many victims.