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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


Contact Page On Their Website:

The Nigerian Government Has A Commitment To Policing The Internet

According to their website:


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.