Search 419 Scam Emails There are so many scams going on right this minute that I could spend a year spelling each and every one of them out. In these kinds of scams, the scammers are promising to share a huge amount of money with you, a complete stranger.
Many are sending faked ID's and documents with their first or second email, I guess to make themselves try to appear legitimate.
Of course, the money they want you to send them will have to be sent to another country (usually in Africa) and must me sent through a Western Union or Moneygram or other money sending service.
Sometimes the fees are as little as 0-0, but I've seen them as for as much as ,000 for scams.
Sometimes they will also ask for your banking details early on (to either clean out your account or for them to use in other scams).
If during the scam you start to waiver or doubt the scammers, or if there's problems sending them money or something comes up then they can become aggressive and at times I have even seen them become abusive. These are just a couple of the more prevalent frauds out there on the internet right now.
They start off nice (sort of) as if they can charm you, but if they're not getting their way they will try to intimidate or even scare you into complying. They will not follow through on their threats since they are more likely in Africa and do not have the means to follow through on their threats. In this scam, the scammer will play that they are a widow of someone who had a lot of money (many times their husband was famous, such as the email I got from Suha Arafat) and now they themselves are dying and they want to share their money with you.
The best thing you can do if you are in contact with a 419 scammer is to sever ALL ties with them. Many of the emails will quote passages from the bible or will ask that you invest the money into charity or churches to make them appear more trustworthy.
After the "dying widow" thinks they have earned your trust, they will introduce either a bank or an attorney to contact in order to do up some legal documents to move the money.
Then the bank or attorney will tell you that there are fees associated with all of this work, but that they will send you the millions within hours of receiving the fees.
Usually, these scammers will pretend to be a banker, auditor, business partner or even a lawyer that has a dead client who left millions of dollars in a bank account somewhere.
They will tell you that they are the only ones that know about the money and they want to pass you off as their client's next of kin and will share the money with you.