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If you have been scammed by a Nigerian and have reasonable proof of this (not a suspicion).  You can contact the Nigerian National Police and file a report.  The Nigerians do investigate cases of Internet Money Crimes, such as 419419 An advance fee scam or fraud (419 scam) is a form of fraud and is one of the most common types of online confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster claims will be used to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim or simply disappears. The 419 comes from the Nigerian law against this type of scam. money fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. and Dating ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost..

However, you should note, that in all probability, nothing will happen.  You should also use the other tools here to report the crime to the FBI and IC3.   Not only will you have done the right thing, and by keeping copies of your reports, you also will have the ability to claim a tax deduction for your loss.

The following provides the Nigerian Police contact information, and help in reporting crimes.

Nigerian Police

Nigerian Police Headquarters:

Attn: E-Policing Bureau
Louis Edet House, Area 11 Garki, Abuja
Phone Number: (234) 706622820
Email: policemonitor@npf.gov.ng

Website: http://www.npf.gov.ng

Contact Page On Their Website:  http://www.npf.gov.ng

The Nigerian Government Has A Commitment To Policing The Internet

According to their website:

E-POLICING

What is E-Policing? 

E-policing are ways of bringing policing to the internet. The E-policing programs enable us to email newsletters, crime trends and other important information to you.

How does it work?

The best law enforcement agencies know that when people are informed they become involved. When you sign up for E-policing you receive emails from us that address local issues to help keep you safe and informed. We hope that you reciprocate by working with us in providing important crime information. We appreciate your input.

Get involved:

The Nigeria Police depends on you to help fight crime in your neighbourhood. Partner with us to make our communities safer places to live, to work and to play.

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In addition, the Nigerian Police Have A Special Fraud Unit http://specialfraudunit.org.ng/

You can contact them directly at:  report@specialfraudunit.org.ng

The Nigeria Police Special Fraud Unit is a section of the Force CriminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. Investigation Department (FCID), a highest investigation arm of the Nigeria Police.

The SFU is headed by the Commissioner of Police – Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin and Its function include investigation and prosecution of serious and complex fraudulent cases within and outside the country.

The SFU serve as an internal resource within the FCID, conducting research and investigation into potential fraudulent activity. The Special Fraud Unit, provides assistance in reviewing situations where potential fraud has been identified. The definition of fraud is the “intentional misrepresentation of a material fact for personal gain”.

The SFU comprises of investigators who focus on both employee and employer fraud. In order to recognize potential fraud instances, the special investigator uses a thorough investigation procedure.

If you have a potential fraud situation that you would like to report, please call and ask to speak with our Investigation Unit at SFU. You can also call the State of Rhode Island’s Fraud and email SFU directly using report@specialfraudunit.org.ng

Should you wish to report a suspicion of FRAUD to SFU on-line: http://specialfraudunit.org.ng/contact.html

Please Note:

The ways of Western Africa can be slow and seem very frustrating.  However, if you do not report frauds and scams, the criminals always get away with it.  Each of us has a responsibility to ourselves and to others to help stop this scourge on the Internet.  We encourage you to report all forms of scams to your local National Authorities, and if it originated in Nigeria to report it to them too!

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