Books and Movies On 419
Here is a selection of books and movies that have been done on Nigerian Scam/419
Operations. 419 Coalition has no business arrangement concerning these books
and movies. These books and movies are listed here solely as a public service
for the readers of our site:
- "419" by Will Ferguson. Award winning novel based on 419, available at Amazon.com and elsewhere.
- "419 Scam: Exploits of the Nigerian Con Man" by Charles Tive is a
scholarly but readable summary of the history of and methods used by
Nigerian Scam/419 Operations. The 2006 revised edition of the book; "419 Scam:Exploits of the Nigerian Con Man",
has been published by iUniverse, Lincoln, NE, USA. The book is now available for purchase
online at www.barnesandnoble.com, www.amazon.com
and www.iuniverse.com. Also, telephone orders can be made
through phone numbers 1-800-Authors (1-800-288-4677). The book is sold for $14. 95. The former
ISBN number is no more in use. The new number is: ISBN-10: 0-595-41386-2 (pbk) or ISBN-10: 0-595-85737-X (ebk).
- "419: The Nigerian Scam" a docu-drama style movie on 419 produced and directed in Canada
in 2008 by Mr. Sorin Mihailovici. The film can be seen on Youtube at 419:
The Nigerian Scam for free.
- "419' - The story of Advance Fee Fraud" by Andrew Stevens. It can
be purchased from http://www.lulu.com/content/138181
or from Mr. Stevens directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to overall analysis of 419, in the writing of this book the author has also drawn
on his own experiences and those of others with the 419ers.
- "Black Money" by Carol-Jean Gordon is a novel "about a simple
business transaction that turned into a love story and ended in a nightmare...
It is based on a true story about a North American family who became a
victim of Nigeria's five $Billion scam." Here is a
Link to a site that
gives the author's email address, you can contact her directly to order etc.
- "Crimes of Persuasion" by Les Henderson is a comprehensive look at many
types of scam operations, including Nigerian and West African Advance Fee
Fraud (419). The book can be purchased via the
of Persuasion Website.
- "Macintyre Undercover" - Donal Macintyre - BBC publications. Donal
Macintyre places himself in considerable danger when he goes undercover
to expose four scams/scandals including the 419 scam. isbn: 0 563 55138 0
- "Mountains of Gold" by Y.M.M. Schoenmakers, E. de Vries
Robbe en A.Ph. van Wijk. In the last decades 419 fraud activities based in The Netherlands have
grown from nearly nothing to unprecedented proportions. This book reports on an exploratory
research project on Nigerian 419-fraud and its perpetrators, that was carried out in 2008
by Bureau Beke and the Netherlands Police Academy. The research tries to shed more light
on the Nigerian criminal networks and their crime patterns, in order to support law enforcement
practice in tackling 419-fraud. ISBN: 978-90-8850-028-2.
- "Nigerian 419 Scam : 'Game Over'!"
by noted American novelist and investigative journalist BrianWizard is a based-on-fact
novel recounting Mr. Wizard's investigation of several Black Currency
419 operations. 419 Coalition liked the novel, so we wrote the Preface
and the Postscript for it at the request of the author. The price for hard copy
of "Nigerian 419 Scam: 'Game Over'!"
is very reasonable when ordered from the author's website at
Orders for hard copies of the book can also be placed through any bookseller by providing
them with the number ISBN: 0 949702 17. On the
author's site the book is also available in various forms of e-book and audio book at
very low prices. Also available in softover and e-book is Mr. Wizard's very readable short
study of 419, "Don't Be Scammed",
which covers the psychology of victims of 419, the operational techniques of the 419ers,
and the forms of 419 quite well.
- "Nigerian Nightmare" by Ford Wright. The book is a story, in part, of
"Trust (American style) and how it can be exploited into a living nightmare. If a moment exists
in business history when trusting American entrepreneurs 'lost their virginity', this story is
hereby offered as a prime candidate." The book can be ordered from its own website,
- "The 419 Stalk Exchange," a movie Directed by Don Okolo, starring Erran
Booker. The plot synopsis is: "The deal was worth $264 million...and it was going
to be the easiest money any body ever made. Smooth talking Jakinde Lawanson
has a sure -fire way of selling this bogus deal to a bunch of greedy and unsuspecting
foreigners. All they have to do was come to Nigeria and meet the man behind the deal,
Dr. Egoma Onwuelingo. And thereafter send a worthless shipment of car and airplane
parts to Lagos..." The price of a videocassettte of this film is about $10.00.
It can be obtained through Africamovies.com
- "Taking Back Nigeria from 419: What to Do about the Worldwide E-Mail Scam Advance-Fee
Fraud" by Chidi Nnamdi Igwe, who is a Professor teaching French at the University of Regina
in Canada. From a political, economic, and social perspective, this guide explores the
origins and spread of 419 (advance fee fraud), offers solutions to avoid becoming a victim
of the scam, and issues a call to arms to eliminate the global epidemic. The book is available
online from Iuiverse. Here is a link to the book's pageon the site:
Nigeria from 419.
- "The Lucas Testament" by A. F. Obiora. The book is an "insider account of the internet
facilitated advance-fee fraud industry...A bold exercise in revelation, exposition, and indictment
of many businessmen, pastors, politicians, voo doo priests, bank officials, government officials,
police officers, community leaders..." It can be ordered here: http://amaselle.tripod.com/
- "Unknown Transactions: Avoiding Scams through Understanding" by Kelechi Ononuju. Treats
419, scams and its prevention entirely by understanding what the scammer planned from any
business outset. Misconception of wealth and money - The seeking for financial freedom and
the vacuum the scammer tries to fill - Cyberspace and its role in scams - Scam inputs - Scam
payments - Possible form of entry into scams and their respective psychology on the victims
and scammers - Participants' psychology - The role and types of commitments - Scam occultism
and the secrecy oath - Scam networks - Adamant progressives - Business legalities and
illegalities - Business vigilance etc. It is available in softcover and e-book from
Barnes and Noble, Kalahari, Authorhouse, and elsewhere.
- "Wanted: Green Card" - Romance Scam - Marrying for Citizenship" by Latoya Brown.
While this is a real life romance scam and immigration fraud tale, not 419 proper, many
419er techniques were used and are explained by the author.
Wanted: Green Card is available on Amazon.
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