Synergy between Crime and Ideology
"Victims of 419 crime are unaware that their stolen money is used to fund terrorism. For example, these US victims paid between $7,000 and $57,000 to Boko Haram recruiters and money launderers who live in the UK." The Shadow Where Crime Becomes Ideology - Prelude to civil war in Nigeria
Romance may not be in your future with a Boko Haram terrorist
"Since 2014, Romance 419 swindles targeting United States citizens (and others) on dating sites have been widely reported. Romance scam victims are both male and female. Match.com is the most documented connection between Romance 419 and Boko Haram, though Match.com warns its users that Nigerian 419ers use their site to troll for, and defraud victims." - Victims of online romance scams are funding deadly Nigerian terror group
Since 2003 there is evidence of terrorist connections and attacks in the slipstream of 419 fraud syndicates. For example, in 2008-2009 evidence directly linked 419 AFF networks to (attempted) terrorist attacks in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. 419 AFF supports both "Movements" and their action arms - terror groups. Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud (419) scams have escalated into a matter of utmost concern!
Profits of Nigerian fraud are skyrocketing for the exponentially growing numbers of perpetrators of this endemic crime
419 syndicates invest in recruitment and development of new fraud formats and markets. For example, 419 profits from CEO/BUSINESS EMAIL COMPROMISE (BEC) FRAUD, Romance scams, and Sextortion flow into other crimes, terrorism, and support of Nigerian politicians.
Scam activity has increased
Although there has been a decline in the use of UK company back accounts by 419 scammers, there has been a steep rise in the use of money mules and in victims of Auction, Job, and Romance fraud. For example, The UK National Fraud Authority calculated that 1 in 50 British know someone who has been the victim of a romance scam..
Remember that evidence links Romance 419ers and "the global Movement" of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram.
Also note that in 2016 we monitored tens of millions in cash and cash card transfers from the US and Canada to Nigerian politicians and money launderers in London. Significant additional amounts were also laundered in Dubai.
Ultrascan FIU Financial Intelligence Unit - A mixture of intelligence gathering, investigations, reputational risk mitigation and Innovative Technology in line of objectives. Focused on external information and stakeholder engagement, to detect exposure to financial crime risk.