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419: The Nigerian Scam (2008)

 -  Short | Drama  -  29 July 2008 (USA)
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The Internet is flooded with e-mails promising money-making business proposals, lottery win notifications, and fabulous inheritances. This is the story of how one man's involvement with such an Internet scam ruined his life.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Peter Hathaway
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Amsterdam banker
Emerson Mayers ...
Salomon Obiku
Franco Canino ...
David van der Sar
Colin McDonald ...
Banker
Maine McEachera ...
Workmate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trevor Bellamy ...
Workmate
Alfred Brown ...
Nigerian bank manager
Marta Desta ...
Salomon's wife
Terry Hebbard ...
Boss
Megan Keegan ...
Peter's daughter
Andrew Rice ...
Workmate
Cindy Sieppert ...
Peter's wife
Sven Soukup ...
Workmate
Jagoda Tabone ...
Workmate
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Every year, more than 50,000 people worldwide fall victim to the Nigerian Scam. Usually contacted by e-mail about a business proposal or winning a lottery, the victims lose their life savings after they are persuaded by stories with very tempting outcomes. According to some reports, the scam is the third most lucrative industry in Nigeria, generating over 5 billion dollars in the last 20 years. Authorities have named the scam after the number of the article in the Nigerian constitution that deals with the matter - 419. For the last few months, a filmmaking team from Canada produced this movie, showing how the e-mail scam works. Written by Sorin M

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In this movie, Lagos is stated as the capital of Nigeria. This would be true had the story taken place before December 12 1991, where Abuja became designated as the country's capital. See more »

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