Data: Indians Sent $871mn to Nigerian Scammers in 2013

Of all check fraud reported, over 80% is Nigerian advance fee fraud related.

Nigerian scammers managed to extract $871mn from Indians in 2013, as part of Advanced Free Frauds (AFF) scams (typically lottery scams or transfering royal king’s money).

– Of all check fraud reported, over 80% is Nigerian advance fee fraud related.

– Of all counterfeit checks intercepted by law enforcement, 78% (global 2009) was found on, sent or received by a Nigerian 419 advance fee fraudster.

– 3 major production centres for counterfeit checks in Nigeria, India and Canada are either under control of AFF organizations or have their largest client base with AFF.

Top Nigerian Scammed Countries
Top Nigerian Scammed Countries
Nigerian Scam : India Data
Nigerian Scam : India Data
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