"Psalm 41:9 ► Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me .Awesome Bible or What ?"
There are many variations on this type of scam, including advance fee fraud, Nigerian Letter, Fifo's Fraud, Spanish Prisoner Scam, black money scam. The number "419" refers to the article of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud. The scam has been used with fax and traditional mail, and is now used with the internet.
While the scam is not limited to Nigeria, the nation has become associated with this fraud and it has earned an unenviable reputation for being a centre of email scam crimes. The top three nations of origin of these scams are the United States, the United Kingdom, and Nigeria (in that order). Other nations known to have a high incidence of advance fee fraud include Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, South Africa, the Netherlands, and Spain[citati
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