The story unfolds on how these fraudsters operate as one viewer sends along his correspondence with some Nigerian Advance Fee Scammers.
Hello, My name is Emil and am writing from Romania, East Europe.
The matter has been referred to the appropriate authorities for action.
Consumers are strongly urged to verify the legitimacy of potential service providers before entering into a business transaction. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has been contacted by several brokers and financial institutions worldwide inquiring about the validity of this fraudulent account documentation, which is being offered as collateral for lines of credit or other types of asset based financing.
I then searched the web and identified very clearly the type of brains which authored the messages.
There I discovered the international proportions of the scam letter business. STORY 1 Beginning: Early January, 2001 Mid-end February, 2001 Subject: Chief Obiofor Nwafor, son of another chief Bagudu Nwafor, Zimbabwe, victim of oppression by ZANU PF, etc – is in Spain and wants to get the special cargo arriving from South Africa with the remnants of his father assets.
Consumers are encouraged to deposit large sums of money into a bank account, under the guise of a security deposit, in order to receive the purported loan.
The Federal Reserve is advising consumers that it has no involvement in these solicitations and does not directly sponsor consumer lending programs.But, hey, I’m an investigative reporter, so I did a little (OK a lot) of investigative work and finally tracked him down. Actually, they were already looking for him, but I like to think I had a hand in putting him behind bars.He was ultimately arrested and is set for trial soon. Anyway, all this got me to thinking about all the scams that people have fallen prey to over the years.Several years ago my son and I were the victims of a scam perpetrated by a bad guy who lived in Arizona.In total, we lost about ,000 in cash and collectibles, far less than the hundreds of thousands of dollars lost by some of his other victims, who were located across the globe.These phishing emails and web pages resemble legitimate credit authorities like Citibank, e Bay, or Pay Pal.