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4-1-9 Scam Documents

Pictured below are images of documents used in a recent Nigerian 4-1-9 scam perpetrated on Yuiry Gaydamaschuk, a poor Christian fellow in Russia. Especially interesting is the Anti-Terrorist Clearance Certificate. At the bottom are 16 counterfeit checks from buying scams aimed at people selling cars and other items on the Internet.

Click to go to the car/truck buying scam. Another car buying scam.

Click on any document to see a full-size image of it.

Fake Authority to Pay Certificate
Bogus Foreign Payment Schedule
Fraudulent Transfer Confirmation Slip
Bogus Anti-Terrorist Clearance Certificate
Fake Drug Free Certificate
Counterfeit Certified Request for Payment
Fraudulent Advance Remittance Bond
Fake Insurance Bond Certificate
Bogus Letter from World Bank Auditors
Fake Corporate Registration
Bogus Nigerian Affidavit of Claim
Counterfeit Certificate of Deposit (CD) - Ghana
Fake Change of Ownership Certificate - Nigeria
Bogus Payment Advice - Nigeria

Pictured below are some counterfeit checks used in recent scams
Remember, you can click on any one to see a full-size image.
Fake cashier's check from Synergy Bank, Cranford, NJ Bogus cashier's check from 1st National Bank, Polk Co., IL
Fraudulent cashier's check from Rocky Mt Credit Union, Helena, MT Conterfeit official check from Bank One, Illinois
Fake official check from National City Bank of MI and IL Bogus cashier's check from Regions Bank, Memphis, TN
Fraudulent official check from Bank of Inverness, FL Conterfeit cashier's check from Peoples Bank or Northern Kentucky
Fake cashier's check from Bank of America, San Antonio, TX Bogus check from US Bank, Minneapolis, MN
Counterfeit cashier's check from Bank of Mt Hope, WY Counterfeit cashier's check from Teacher's Credit Union, South Bend, IN
Counterfeit cashier's check from Sony Pictured Digital, Bank One, Chicago Counterfeit cashier's check from Washington Mutual Bank
Counterfeit Postal Money Order. Click for full explanation of security features.  

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Links to a select few other scam-related web sites. (There are hundreds more!)
*Spotting and Avoiding Common Scams Good general description of online and offline scams.
*Fraud Victim Assistance Excellent fraud victim advocacy site with many resources.
*Scam-o-rama Hundreds of scams from start to finish. Also news, commentary, and links.
*Crimes-of-Persuasion This page deals specifically with auto purchasing using forged checks. Read (and weep) about some people who got sucked in. Far-ranging web site.
*Scambuster (UK) "Gilbert Murray" strings the scammers along, getting them involved in the most ridiculous situations and making them do the most ridiculous things. Very funny.
*419 Eater Letters, lots of scams, baiting tips, photos of scammers, audio files, links, FAQs.
*Car Buying Tips Fraud Page has lots of photos of fake checks.
*Printerm Datascribe Inc web site describes check security features.
*Bankers Online has a list of banks with missing, stolen, fictitious, and altered official checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, and similar items.

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