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Cybercrime, Digital Forensics and Jurisdiction

Volume 593 of the series Studies in Computational Intelligence pp 129-144

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419 Scam: An Evaluation of Cybercrime and Criminal Code in Nigeria

  • Mohamed ChawkiAffiliated withInternational Association of Cybercrime Prevention (AILCC) Email author 
  • , Ashraf DarwishAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Helwan University
  • , Mohammad Ayoub KhanAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda UniversityCollege of Computer Science and Engineering, Yanbu Branch, Taibah University
  • , Sapna TyagiAffiliated withInstitute of Management Studies

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Abstract

The term “419” is coined from Section 419 of the Nigerian criminal code (part of Chapter 38: obtaining property by false pretenses; cheating) dealing with fraud.