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

  • Mohamed Chawki
  • Ashraf Darwish
  • Mohammad Ayoub Khan
  • Sapna Tyagi
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 593)


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.


Human Trafficking Money Laundering Criminal Code Financial Crime Unlawful Activity 
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An earlier version of this chapter was published in JILT 2009 (1). The author is grateful to Professor Abdul Paliwala.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Chawki
    • 1
  • Ashraf Darwish
    • 2
  • Mohammad Ayoub Khan
    • 3
    • 4
  • Sapna Tyagi
    • 5
  1. 1.International Association of Cybercrime Prevention (AILCC)ParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, Faculty of ScienceHelwan UniversityCairoEgypt
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and TechnologySharda UniversityGreater NoidaIndia
  4. 4.College of Computer Science and Engineering, Yanbu BranchTaibah UniversityMedinaKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  5. 5.Institute of Management StudiesGhaziabadIndia

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