Nigerian fraud is big business amounting to billions of losses to citizens around the globe. Some people are drawn to these financial pretexts like magnets. From business owners to doctors to senior citizens, many otherwise intelligent people are pulled in by the idea of getting a windfall or assisting someone purporting an altruistic intent. These swindlers are referred to as the 419 Scammers. The name is taken from Nigerian law, 419, prohibiting obtaining anything from another under false pretenses with an intent to defraud. Private investigator and former New York police officer Ron Alvarez will discuss investigating these scams and give details on what is being done to attempt to control them.