A Nigerian scam, named after section 419 of the Nigerian Constitution. Not sure why fraud is a constitutional right in Nigeria, but I guess it makes as much sense as guns.
A 419 in my spambox:
I am Mr Benard Obuka. a former special adviser on petroleum and economic matters to the late Head of State Federal Republic of Nigeria General Sani Abacha. Because of my strategic position in the former Government,and also being a close confidant of the Head of State.
I was able to acquire personally,the sum of $10,000,000.00USD (Ten Million United States Dollars) presently lodged in security company Europe.
I made this money legally through "CONSULTANCY FEE" and Good Faith Fees"paid by foreign oil companies prior to Allocation of Deep oillocks and otherLifting/prospecting Right. Nigeria is the 6thlargest Producer/Exporterof Crude Petroleum in the World.As you are probably aware Nigeria is prone to political/Economic Instability,hyper Inflation, and among other problems,I have therefore resolved to invest my money abroad, preferable in RealEstate Properties and Importation of Goods for safety and optimum returns on Investments. However, straight transfer of this money into a bank abroad will present two major problems:1. The tax incidence will be too high, as much as 40% of this money will go up in Taxes, Levies, Penalties etc.
2, As an Ex seviceman in a former military government on which the present democratic government of umaru Yara'Dua is fighting very hard to freeze the accounts of the men that served in the government of
So as a result of Government deliberate restrictions on flight of capital Abroad. The solution I had was to package the money in a Diplomatic IRON TRUNK BOXES tagged family persoanl luggage.This system is secret and the money is therefore untraceable.
All I now need is a honest partner who can receive the money on my behalf and help me to invest it as aforementioned. There is absolutely no risk involved in this transaction as the money will be delivered to you in United States Dollars. If you are interested in assisting me, get back to me through my private box email@example.com, for more detailed informations.
For your help and assistance in this transaction, you will receive 40% oftotal sum of the money in cash, 10% will be set aside to offset all expenses while the remaining 50% is for me.
Finally, you should urgently email your personal phone and fax numbers for an easier means communication. Expecting to hear from you.
Mr Benard Obuka.
the name "419" actually said as "four one nine" derives from the section of Nigerian law that con artistry and fraud comes under. Hence the association with Nigerians.
But some of them mans there is teeeeef! lol
<<<in my best Nigerian accent
"Eh, four-one-nine-oh! Eh-heh, you try to steal from me? Eh, I tell you, you don't know who you are dealing wit. Why you do dis t'in?"
SECTION OF NIGERIAN LAW WHICH COVERS FRAUD. OFTEN CALLED A NIGERIAN 419 SCAM BECAUSE THE EMAIL SCAM PROMISING A PERCENTAGE OF THE CASH IF YOU HELP MOVE MONEY OUTTA THE COUNTRY ORIGINATED IN NIGERIA. MANY SCAMMERS ARE POOR AND SO MUST USE KEYBOARDS WITH THE CAPS LOCK KEY PERMANENTLY JAMMED DOWN.
also the name of the fictitious hip-hop group created by the Ebola Monkey Man in his often hilaroius discourses with scammers. www.ebolamonkeyman.com
I AM GENERAL IMAN AL-KOHOLIK OF THE ARMY OF THE LATE SANI ABACHA FORMER PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA AND I WISH TO ASK FOR...
ted looked away from his computer for a second. "fuckin' 419".
A PACK OF LIES BY THE DEVILS,OF THE UNITEDSTATES TO DEPRIVE YOU OF THE FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES AFFORDED TO YOU BY THE GOOD PEOPLE OF NIGERIA IN THE NAME OF JESUS AMEN, NAMELY BARRISTERS, DOCTORS, AND GENERALS WHO HAVE MONEY THEY NEED HELP TO GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY URGENTLY
THE AUTHORITIES DO NOT WANT YOU TO BE RICH AND MAKE UP THIS SATAN 419 NONSENSE YOU HAVE BEEN PICKED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITIE
God, I hope you people recognize irony when you see it
1. A deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain.
2. Basically, FRAUD
Babatunde: ah-ah Bayo, from where u get dis fine TV, system and CLK?
Bayo: It be 419 now
An area code in Northwest Ohio including but not limited to the greater Toledo region.
I live in the 419, and its fucking horrible.
1 - One of the area codes of Northwest Ohio - the other one is 567.
2 - A notorious scam that frequently involves an African prince or other rich person. A 419 scam is technically known as "advance-fee fraud", and is named after the article numbered 419 in Nigerian criminal code, which deals with fraud.
1 - My phone number is 419 - *** - ****
2 - I just got 419 scammed out of 20,000 dollars!