Many victims of the 419 scam do not have English as a first language and their judgement could have been clouded by these official looking websites - which seem to be introduced once a victim has taken the bait.
He explains that, in order to liberate the supposed millions, the mark must pay a commission fee up front.
Needless to say, the Nigerian uses a false identity and the commission fee is lost for ever.
) The British press reports that Comfort Afolabi, a woman of Nigerian extraction but with British citizenship, while running a charity called the Detainee Support and Help Unit, put a BBC undercover reporter in contact with a criminal who could supply false documents.
The reporter was posing as an aylum seeker facing deportation.
If you have received mail naming this "company" or a copy of a document like the one illustrated here, you are a target of the fraud gangs.