Steve says: "I would like now to place a charge"
Hello, I am Miss Young. I received this letter from a friend. Let me call him Steve. He was a victim of 419 fraud and reported it to EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) in Nigeria. Go to the homepage to see more stories.
hallo miss young,
i was visiting your webpage and it was very interesting for me. i send you in the attachend a letter to the
  1. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
    15 A, Awolowo Road
    Ikoyi, Lagos
    Tel: 00234 -1- 4749419, 2624189, 2621293
    Fax: 00234 -1-2624187
    e-mail: ilamorde@efccnigeria.org
    Website: http://www.efccnigeria.org
and some pics of the girl who was cheating me.
maybe you can do something with this information. and please let me know what you are doing with my information, ok?
 i wait for your answer
Mary Jones

counterfeit check

western union

Hi Steve,
I am sorry you payed money to these criminals. The chances for getting it back are very small. If you want to try you must contact the police.
Did you get an answer from EFCC?
I would like to publish the pictures of Mary Jons on my website to warn others.  The pictures do not show the scammer. Most of them are men. The picture could be copied from a website for models.
In the future, when you receive emails promising you millions of dollars, or claiming you won the lottery, please ignore them.
hallo miss young ,
thanks for answereing so fast. below i send you the answer from EFCC:

Thank you for filing a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Your complaint has been successfully submitted. Please retain the following information for future contacts with the IC3: Complaint Id: I0607190340184812 Password: 9uXjDxZZ If you wish to view/download your complaint or have any additional information to provide to the IC3, please use the following link and login with the above complaint id and password. http://complaint.ic3.gov/update The IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 aims to give the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism. Complaint Status The IC3 receives thousands of complaints each month and does not have the resources to respond to inquiries regarding the status of complaints. It is the IC3's intention to review all complaints and refer them to law enforcement and regulatory agencies having jurisdiction. Ultimately, investigation and prosecution are at the discretion of the receiving agencies. Evidence It is important that you maintain any evidence you may have relating to your complaint. Evidence may include canceled checks, credit card receipts, phone bills, mailing envelopes, mail receipts, a printed copy of a website, copies of emails, or similar items. Please keep the items in a safe location, in case you are requested to provide them for investigative purposes. Additionally, to learn more about Internet schemes and ways to protect yourself, please visit www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com.


i hope you can do something with this. as soon as i get more, i will inform you.

thanks for your help



EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) is a Nigerian commission empowered to prevent, investigate, prosecute and penalise economic and financial crimes

IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center) is an american organisation that gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.

Both of these organisations get very many reports about scams. I think that they are only able to handle a small fraction of them.

The check scam that Steve was a victim of is a typical scam.

Look out for these scams, and don't become the next victim.


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