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African Bogus Email Scheme - 419 Fraud/Scam


NOTES: In March of 2000, We received a suspicious email from a party supposedly in Nigeria, suggesting a questionable scheme: Namely, the transferrence of government funds. We reported it to the International Web Police, as you can see from the following correspondence.

Please Note: In addition to filing a *report with the International Web Police {defunct as of 2014) also forward the offending correspondence to the miscreant's email provider [include FULL headers]. Most email servers have an abuse reporting service. Simply address e.g. abuse@hotmail.com -or- abuse@yahoo.com etc etc.

*Please note: The International Web police no longer offers the service described above. Please report any crime to your local police force.

During these times [june 2002] the perpetrators of these scams are [or should be] considered to be a threat to International Security. As we may see from the recent news report featured on the Daily Post article below; that the the morale, of members of our Commonwealth Forces serving on United Nations Peace-keeping duties in East Timor, has been directly affected, by this cancerous scheme; which is made even more repugnant, when one considers the resultant bad reputation for the African continent; which is ill-afforded at the present time.

Please watch this documentary video (below) for a detailed explanation of the 419 Scam:



*Please click HERE to read Important report on Internet Security issued by the:
Canadian Government Security Services


Click HERE For: Nigeria - The 419 Coalition Website





Disclaimer: This Document is for Instructional Purposes Only.
Contacts are outdated

Please note: The International Web police no longer offers the service described below. Please report any crime to your local police force.

Crime Report
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Thank you for reporting your problem to the Web Police Agency for assistance.
A copy of your report is located at the bottom of this notice.

Your complaint has been assigned the case number located in the "subject area" of this confirmation.
 
We would appreciate your referring to this case number in all future
correspondence with Web Police relative to this specific investigation.

An officer will be in contact with you as soon as possible and you will be
advised if any additional supporting evidence or information is needed.
Failure to reply to the officers request within 48 hours will cause
immediate termination of this investigation.

Please send any additional or follow up information within a WP Report form

Note: DO NOT send forwarding's, graphics or photos as "attachments", simply
copy & paste text only into the Report form.

Due the many thousands of complaints received, we are unable to reply to
requests for "updates" on each individual case, your case will be handled as
expeditiously as possible without sacrificing quality and thoroughness.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you.

Sincerely,

Respectfully,

David Estes
Executive Director - International Web Police

Copy of original complaint:

email=postmaster@intergov.org
email_subject=****Crime_Report****
MONTH_OF_REPORT______________________=March
DAY_OF_REPORT_________________________=21
YEAR_OF_REPORT________________________=00
CONTACT_FULL_NAME_____________________=xxxxxx
CONTACT_EMAIL_ADDRESS_________________=wwwebmonitor@yahoo.com
COUNTRY_OF_RESIDENCE__________________=Canada
ADULT_OR_MINOR____________=Adult
MINOR_INVOLVED_____________=No
FIRST_COMPLAINT____________=Yes
PREVIOUS_REPORT____________=No
PREVIOUS_CASE_NUMBER__________________=Not Applicable
REQUEST_COMPLAINT_STATUS_=No
CANCEL_COMPLAINT___________=No
UPDATE_COMPLAINT___________=No
OFFLINE_COMPLAINT___________=No
ONLINE_COMPLAINT___________=Yes
ON_AND_OFFLINE_COMPLAINT__=Yes
OTHER_AGENCY_COMPLAINT___=No
DETAILS_OF_OPEN_CASE_______=None
SCAM________________________=Yes
DETAILS_OF_COMPLAINT_______=The following email was received by a person who prefers to remain annonymous. It has been forwarded to the undersigned for action.
This appears to be a pretty big scam and bears looking into.
Webmonitor
EVIDENCE_PROVIDED_________=
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 17:05:31 -0800 (PST)
From: maka uduak <maka_uduak@yahoo.com>
Subject: business proposal
To: xxxxxxxx@angelfire.com
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DR MAKA UDUAK
TEL/FAX:
234-904-05340
LAGOS-NIGERIA

ATTN:xxxxxx

REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
FIRST, I MUST SOLICIT YOUR STRICT CONFIDENCE IN
THIS TRANSACTION. THIS IS BY VIRTUE OF ITS
NATURE AS BEING CONFIDENTIAL AND "TOP SECRET."
WE ARE NEWLY APPOINTED MEMBERS OF THE CONTRACT REVIEW
PANEL WITH THE MANDATE TO REASSESS ALL PENDING
CONTRACT FILES DUE FOR SETTLEMENT WITH A VIEW TO
SETTLING ALL LEGITIMATE DEBTS OWED BY THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA TO HER LOCAL AND FOREIGN
CONTRACTORS ALIKE. THIS IS IN LINE WITH THE NEW
POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC REFORMS OF THE PRESENT
ADMINISTRATION.

OUR INVESTIGATIONS INTO SETTLED AND UNSETTLED
CONTRACTS AWARDED DURING THE LAST ADMINISTRATION, HAVE
REVEALED A LOT OF FALSE AND OVER-INVOICED CONTRACT
CLAIMS. THESE CONTRACTS, DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN EXECUTED
BY A CONSORTIUM OF MULTI-NATIONALS IN THE OIL
INDUSTRY, IN FAVOUR OF THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL
PETROLEUM CORPORATION, ARE READY FOR SETTLEMENT BY THE
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA TO FALSE COMPANIES AND
ACCOUNTS TRACEABLE TO SENIOR MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE
LAST ADMINISTRATION.

THE FUNDS IN QUESTION, ARE PRESENTLY FLOATING IN
THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, READY FOR PAYMENT.
HOWEVER, BY VIRTUE OF OUR POSITIONS AS CIVIL
SERVANTS AND MEMBERS OF THIS PANEL, WE CANNOT
ACQUIRE THIS MONEY IN OUR NAMES, NEITHER CAN WE
TRANSFER IT INTO OUR ACCOUNTS. I HAVE THEREFORE,
BEEN DELEGATED AS A MATTER OF TRUST BY MY
COLLEAGUES OF THE PANEL, TO LOOK FOR AN
OVERSEA PARTNER IN WHOSE ACCOUNT WE WOULD
TRANSFER THE SUM OF US$21,500,000.00 (TWENTY ONE
MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS)
HENCE WE ARE WRITING YOU THIS LETTER.

IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIP, YOU
SHOULD PLEASE CALL OR SEND ME A FAX TO NEGOTIATE THE
FEES YOU WISH TO BE PAID WHEN THE FUNDS IS TRANSFERRED
INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. IT IS AFTER YOUR FEES AND
PERSONAL EXPENSES HAVE BEEN DEDUCTED FROM THE
USD21,500,000 THAT THE BALANCE CAN BE DEALT WITH
LATER, ACCORDING TO OUR INSTRUCTIONS.

YOU MUST HOWEVER NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION, WITH
REGARDS TO OUR DISPOSITION TO PROCEED WITH YOU, IS
SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS. FIRSTLY, OUR CONVICTION OF
YOUR TRANSPARENCY; SECONDLY, THAT YOU WILL TREAT THIS
TRANSACTION WITH UTMOST SECRECY AND CONFIDENTIALITY;
ABOVE ALL, THAT YOU WILL PROVIDE AN ACCOUNT WHICH YOU
HAVE ABSOLUTE CONTROL OVER.

PLEASE, NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% SAFE
AND WE HOPE TO COMMENCE TRANSFER LATEST (7)
BANKING DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE RECEIPT OF
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BY TEL/FAX NO:
234-904-05340. YOUR COMPLETE BANK PARTICULARS
INCLUDING YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER, BANK
ADDRESS, TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER OF THE BANK
AND THE BENEFICIARY OF THE ACCOUNT.

THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL ENABLE US WRITE
LETTERS OF CLAIM AND JOB DESCRIPTION
RESPECTIVELY, THIS WAY WE WILL USE YOUR COMPANY'S
NAME TO APPLY FOR PAYMENT AND RE-AWARD THE
CONTRACT IN YOUR COMPANY'S NAME. WE ARE LOOKING
FORWARD TO DOING THIS BUSINESS WITH YOU AND
SOLICIT YOUR CONFIDENTIALITY IN THIS TRANSACTION.

PLEASE, ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT OF THIS LETTER,
USING THE ABOVE TELEPHONE/FAX NUMBER. I WILL
BRING YOU INTO THE COMPLETE PICTURE OF THIS
PENDING PROJECT WHEN I HAVE HEARD FROM YOU.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

DR MAKA UDUAK.



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Notice to all complainants Reporting to the Web Police Agency:
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Any complainant, who, without prior written authorization, uses the name
of the Web Police Agency or its investigating officer in communications
used to threaten, intimidate or otherwise insinuate guilt to any other parties
to such complaint, your case will be terminated immediately with no further
assistance provided. .

Please note: The International Web police no longer offers the service described above. Please report any crime to your local police force.

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