What is 419: the Nigerian Scam?
419: the Nigerian Scam is an internationally acclaimed movie (free, below) - an educational docu-drama that reveals how the Internet fraud works and what the common mistakes are. Where did the inspiration for making the movie come from?
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.
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419: the Nigerian Scam is the first movie ever made on this topic. Due to the sensitive and educational aspects of the movie, all the people involved in the production volunteered their hours, the whole budget spent being only $180 - fact that got international attention in all media!
The producer went a step beyond in the movie, using in his production real documents from the correspondence with the scammers.
419: the Nigerian Scam is a must-see movie.
NEW: Get the Scam Detector App for iPhone/Android FREE!
Following the success of its own 419: the Nigerian Scam movie, the producers developed both an online and iPhone application that exposes - in detail - 570 of the most popular scams in the world. Learn how they work and how to protect yourself! It's free!
The scams are separated into nine categories: auto, face to face, telephone, travel, and internet - which is broken down into five areas: social newtorking, financial, employment, housing, and online auctions. The app recently reached #1 in Canada, in the Lifestyle category.
Check the online app for free HERE.
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Since we are trying to distribute this movie as an educational tool, for either private individuals like you or corporate businesses, we decided to share the production with the whole world for free.
First download the Scam Detector app on your smartphone (from App Store or Google Play), then watch the movie below, and share it with your friends and acquiantances.
Hit at Edmonton International Film Festival!
419: the Nigerian Scam was also screened at the Edmonton International Film Festival, in September. The movie was a huge success and was received very well by the audience. Director Sorin Mihailovici had a Q&A session after the movie (see photo) and his presence was requested for quite a few interviews after the screening!
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"These scams are better scripted than some of the Hollywood movies"
Victim of 419
Winner at the Rappahannock Film Festival!
In the month of September last year, 419: the Nigerian Scam was selected as the winner of the Best Student film category at the Rappahannock Independent Film Festival (Sept 18-21, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA)! "The film received a great response and we were pleased to include it in our programming", said Ryan Poe, the president of the festival.
The movie was also screened at the Edmonton International Film Festival (Sept 26 - Oct 4, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada). The event took place at Metro Cinema, located at 9828 - 101A Avenue.
Sep. 08, 2010Worldwide premiere at West Hollywood International Film Festival
419: the Nigerian Scam is first movie ever made on this topic and was acknowledged by Hollywwod right after its completion. The movie had its Worldwide Premiere in Los Angeles, at the West Hollywood International Film Festival, in June 2008. "I really liked the movie because it deals with such an international issue. People deserve to know about the scams, and the film just was amazing", said Martin De Luca, the president of the West Hollywood International Film Festival. Thanks Martin and congratulations on the success of the festival!more...
Jul. 25, 2010Interested in financing the full length feature of our movie?
If you are intersted in financing the production of the full length feature of the 419: The Nigerian Scam movie, or know somebody who would be interested to invest, please let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org...
Sep. 08, 2010Nominated for AMPIA Awards
One of the other achievemements that 419:the Nigerian Scam has under its belt is the finalists' nomination for the AMPIA Awards, last year. "Alberta's Oscars" have been successfully organized by Alberta Motion Image Industries Association for the last 36 years.more...
Executive Producer: Sorin Mihailovici
Director: Sorin Mihailovici
Writer: Sorin Mihailovici (screenplay)
Release date: July 28, 2008 (USA)
Tag line: "Help me and I will make you a millionaire!"
Starring: Steve Dhillon, Emerson Mayers, Franco Canino, Colin McDonald, Cindy Sieppert, Megan Keegan (see credits page for full cast and credits).
The Q&A page offers you much more details, in case you are interested. Samples of real scam e-mails, how many kinds of 419 scams are out there, details about the movie and producers - all these here.
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