- scam baiters could be physically dangerous as well as dangerous to your finances.
- Victims are roughly always requested to travel to Nigeria or to the border country to total a transaction. They are often told that a visa would not be necessary to enter the country.
- 419 Nigerian scam artists could try bribing airport officials to pass the victims through Immigration and Customs. Because it is a very serious offense in Nigeria to enter without a valid visa, the victim's illegal entry might be used by the 419 Scam physimailers as leverage to coerce the victims into releasing funds. Violence and threats of cal harm might be employed for further pressure to victims.
- In June of 1995, an American was also murdered in Lagos, Nigeria, while pursuing a 419 scam, and numerous other foreign nationals have been reported as missing.