The LazyGenius writes about an article originally posted on CastleCops, on how Artists Against 419 have successfully shut down 15 banks through their vigilante activities. 

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As you may know, the infamous “Nigerian” scams (also called 411 or 419 scams, after the section of the Nigerian penal code that deals with these type of fraud schemes), are those weird emails that you get asking to help some poor Nigerian diplomat get money out of his country.  There are many variations of these scams, as we’ve blogged on before

Artists against 419 is a group of people who try to take down the bandwidth of scammer banks by linking to images on the fake bank’s websites. 

 

Alex Eckelberry