World's 419 Flash Mob! The World is laughing at 419!
The 419 Flash Mob is a world wide online event against 419 fraud - it's 48 hours fun - it's fake banker's nightmare: For two days, people from around the world raise awareness of advance fee fraud by making a mass visit to fraudulent Web sites. Either these sites reach their bandwidth limit, or the admins notice the traffic and close the offending web sites.
Since December 2003 fourteen Flash Mobs have run. We succeded in shutting down over 130 fake banks! Read more about Flash Mob History. Some web hosting companies don't care about individual complaints about fake web sites -- so we send them many complaints on one day. It's hard to claim you're unaware of illegal activity on your servers if you've gotten hundreds of abuse complaints!
The criminals have made millions with these fraud sites in the past. We want them kicked off the internet before they're able to convince new victims that they're a legitimate bank. We want to help hosters realize they can be proactive about the content they allow on their servers, and not hide behind court order
It's time that we made our voices heard!
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