Department of Army letter

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Department of Army letter

Postby JamesVincent » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:48 pm

I ran across this looking around at something else this morning. I did not remember seeing it on here before and didn't find anything in search so here we go:

http://www.cid.army.mil/documents/Impersonation%20Fraud%20Response%20Letter%20%282012%20Feb%2028%29.pdf
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Re: Department of Army letter

Postby Arthur Rubin » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:01 pm

I thought 419 was the number of the Nigerian Criminal Code which was winked at by the government, rather than the country code. (Yep, the calling code is +234.) Perhaps they were confused by the 809 scam, which also might be specifically directed at servicemen.
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Re: Department of Army letter

Postby JamesVincent » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:17 pm

It would seem you are indeed correct Arthur. 419 is the Nigerian penal code relating to Advance Fee Fraud. 419 is also the are code for certain areas of Ohio.
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