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Nigerian advance fee fraud



Publicity has recently been given to the problem of advance fee fraud, particularly involving a group of Nigerian nationals. This paper examines the nature of this phenomenon, explains the reasons behind its development and investigates the way in which its occurrence has escalated. It also examines how traditional law enforcement measures have been of limited effectiveness in controlling it.


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Smith R, Holmes M & Kaufman P. 1999. Nigerian advance fee fraud. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 121. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi121