A GLIMPSE INTO the MIND of NIGERIAN 419 "ADVANCE FEE" SCAM ARTISTS -- I love Nigeria and I love Nigerians. Some of the finest people on the planet. However, the need to share this type of information should make every upstanding Nigerian angry. Years ago, I cobbled together a website about these types of scams and...thankfully...it has helped hundreds of people. Please take a look -- http://419scams.com/
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You can be 99.999999% certain that EVERY scammer posting fake profiles here on USA.LIFE is a Nigerian man...sitting in a Nigerian internet cafe, managing a multiple number of fake profiles. Posing as women, men, military, preachers, and other sorts of people. They are generally younger in age -- the worker bees on the lower tier of the 419 crime syndicate.
UNVARNISHED RESPONSES FROM ACTUAL 419 SCAMMERS: Here are just four of the many blunt responses from active 419 scam artists to my web site (bad language alert):
I would rather say f--- this Freeman Institute. The white men has cheated us in our life a lot and now its time to revenge. F--- all ya M------ F------ dealing with Nigerians. If the victim isn't greedy in life why should he believe such stories???????????
You know what? I am happy this is happening. This is what I call 'reprisal attacks' for the evils the so called western world did to Africa and the entire black race (slavery, apartheid, looting, killings etc.) Now, It show that blacks are smarter after all.
AN EYE FOR AN EYE:
Never believed whites can be so daft to fall for such schemes as 419. You people think blacks are fools? Or why would you people want to assist someone who wishes to loot, steal or transfer some illegal money from Africa. Candidly, I feel all 419 victims should be arrested and tried. It takes two to tango.
We have a saying, it goes thus: "if a man cannot match his master strength for strength, he resorts to killing his master's favourite goat." Just by writing and cooking up some fictitious story, the mighty are falling. THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE GUN!!!
MOTHER GETS IN MY WAY:
If my own mother gets in my way, I would have no problems killing her.
PERSONAL NOTE: If you have tried Facebook, Gab and other social media platforms, you realize that the potential for USA.LIFE is remarkable. It's a gift. But along with that gift comes fake profiles and scammers. Sadly, the prolific and sweeping nature of scamming is a part of our modern world.
I believe that this new social media platform is worth fighting for. But at this beginning stage it's not for the faint of heart. You are an early adopter and it's like the wild west.
On Facebook there are 2.38 billion people and it's easy for one with a small circle of friends to be on FB and not deal with one scammer because of the sheer numbers. But with the relative small number of members here, every one of us feels the full force of the scammers.
For many here, it can become a rather daunting situation. My desire is for every genuine member to take heart and not to run. Together we can assure the scammers that they walked into a collective buzz saw of people who aren't going to take it any more. To show them that they are wasting their time here and to take their "flirty fishing" to another pond.
I have traveled throughout a lot of Nigeria and have experienced more than one internet cafe. I have been the keynote speaker for an entire week to over 50,000 people at daily events, with 18 languages being interpreted. I have met with and trained some of the top business, law enforcement, government and judicial leaders. Even though many of them are honest, graft reaches to the upper echelons of society.
The economic situation is dire, with most making a mere $500 annually. So if someone sends them $200 via Western Union, it is like hitting the jackpot for them. Their remarkable work ethic puts the average American to shame. Like any sales job, it's a number's game. They reach out to hundreds of people every day, with the hopes of even a mere .01% return.
There are a number of tribes. Hausa (60 mil), Yoruba (40 mil), Igbo (35 mil) are the top three in population and political/cultural influence. There is a lot that could be said about the tribal issues, but that is another topic.
There are many layers to these types of scams ranging from the confidence game and romance to supposed oil deals, charity, black "wash wash" currency and religious scams. I have detailed 14 of the scams, along with all sorts of other information, on the website. As a USA.LIFE member it's worth your time to be better educated about what we're dealing with here -- http://419scams.com/
1). IDENTIFY 2). REPORT 3). BLOCK
Join the FAKE PROFILE EDUCATION group to learn more about these scam artists and how they operate -- https://usa.life/fakeprofiles