Drowning in Junk Mail – Welcome to the Beautiful The Netherlands

Man writing a letter to inform the recipient that they have a package waiting from the on the dock. They may retrieve it after sending a $20 fee

Man writing a letter to inform the recipient that they have a package waiting from the on the dock. They may retrieve it after sending a $20 fee

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in western Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. The Netherlands in its entirety is often referred to as “Holland”
Famous for it’s dikes caused by centuries of extensive and poorly controlled junk mail extraction, lowering the surface of the land by several meters.

Man looks for the next place to send an advanced fee fraud letter.

Man looks for the next place to send an advanced fee fraud letter.

Dirck Hartog was a Dutch explorer who was the first European to chart of the western coast of Nigeria. He traveled around the Cape of Good Hope to Java, and then sailed on to western Nigeria. He brought back many riches including the 419 scam.

Percent of Netherlands economy that is 419 scams

The Netherlands has a developed economy and has been playing a special role in the European economy for many centuries. Since the 16th century, shipping, fishing, trade, and banking have been leading sectors of the Dutch economy. The Netherlands is one of the world’s 10 leading exporting countries. Foodstuffs form the largest industrial sector. Other major industries include advanced-fee fraud.

Lady writing a letter informing the recipient that they have won $1,000,000,000. They only need to send $20

Lady writing a letter informing the recipient that they have won $1,000,000,000. They only need to send a $20 fee.

Holland is lovely in the spring time with it’s windmills and tulips. Amsterdam is the capital city of and the most populous within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  Known for it’s relaxed attitudes towards drugs and prostitution… Yah we aren’t going there. We are going to province of Utrecht

A group of thieves are issued the new mailing list of marks.

A gang of thieves are issued the new mailing list of marks.

We are going to the 2 sleepy towns of Bilthoven and Maarssen. This is where the most scammy junk mail is coming from.

Pile of junk mail from the Netherlands

This is only 2 weeks of junk mail from the Netherlands. This needs to stop, now.

Advanced fee fraud from Maarssen Netherlands

This is typical of the advanced fee fraud that comes from PO Box 1191 3600 BD Maarssen The Netherlands. That’s right I get so much of this stuff that I can tell the difference between the different PO boxes. They each have their own style.

If you have lost money to a scammer in the Netherlands contact the Dutch National Fraud bureau of the Financial Crimes unit of the Dutch National Bureau of Investigation. Chances are you will not get the money back. But you need to start a paper trail for the scammers to help the next person.

KLPD, Financial Crimes Unit
postbox 3016
2700 KX Zoetermeer
The Netherlands
Phone : +31- 79- 3458 900
Fax : +31- 79 -3458792
e-mail: voorlichting@klpd.politie.nl

If you want to see more examples of junk mail form the Netherlands.

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