Nigerian Scams

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

About Nigerian Scams

Nigerian scams, which fall in the advance-fee-scheme category, generally come by fax, letter or email 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 finding a local field office in Colorado. Or you may contact investigators at:
U.S. Secret Service
Office of Communication and Media Relations
245 Murray Ln SW
Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: 202-406-5708

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