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Law Enforcement Bureau

Investigations Division

High Tech Crimes Unit-Nigerian Scam

Faxes, letters and e-mails keep coming because they pay off!!! People fall for. Report Nigerian scams directly to the U.S. Secret Service.

Nigerian Scams

    Nigerian scams, which fall in the advance-fee-scheme category, generally come by fax, letter or e-mail from Nigeria. These communications offer recipients the opportunity to share in a percentage of millions of dollars that the author, a self-proclaimed government official, is trying to transfer illegally out of Nigeria. The recipient is encouraged to send information to the author, such as blank letterhead stationary, bank name and account numbers and other identifying information using a FAX number provided in the letter.

    Know that this particular scam typically originates outside of the United States, and law enforcement has great difficulty in pursuing these reports to a successful conclusion.

    The U.S. Secret Service spearheads Nigerian scam investigations. You can report the contact these fraud artists made with you by e-mail DIRECTLY to the following e-mail address:

      419.fcd@usss.treas.gov

    Or you may contact investigators at:

      U.S. Secret Service
      Financial Crimes Division
      950 H Street N.W.
      Suite 5300 Washington, DC 20223
      Phone: 202.406.5850 Fax: 202.406.5031

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