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"419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam

The so-called "419" scam is a type of fraud dominated by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc.

Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.

Keep in mind that scammers DO NOT use their real names when defrauding people.
The criminals either abuse names of real people or companies or invent names or addresses.
Any real people or companies mentioned below have NO CONNECTION to the scammers!

Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.

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Fraud email example:

From: "DR. GUOBADIA OMON" <guobadia_omon45@tiscali.co.uk> (may be fake)
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 20:49:53 -0800
Subject: URGENT TRANSACTION



From:HEAD OF OPERATIONS
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
NIGER HOUSE,MARINA
LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA
PRIVATE: E-mail:guobadia_omon45@tiscali.co.uk
PRIVATE PHONE:+234-8033002573

ATTENTION:

It is my humble pleasure and trust, I write this very important
letter to you, considering your capability and reputable of
assisting us in understated business proposal, trying to know if
you can be of help,irrespective of the fact that we didn't know
each other before or have met for the first time in life, I came
across your contact via international profile in my earnest
searching for a truthful/honest person to handle this business
with us. Firstly, I must solicit your strictest confidentiality
in this transaction,this is by virtue of its nature as being top
secret and confidential.I am Dr.Omon Guobadia ,Head of
Operation Unit,African Development Bank Lagos, Nigeria. I
know that a transaction of this magnitude will make some one whom
you didn't know for the first time to feel apprehensive, but be
assured that all will be well with every involved persons at the
end of this business as it is risk free.

THE PROPOSITION :

A FOREIGNER, MR. THOMAS PETER CREEK (AN EXPARTRIATE ENGINEER, who
has a domiciliary Account with this Bank, AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
(HQ) foreign operation dept., MR. THOMAS. P. CREEK is an oil
merchant / contractor with Federal Government of Nigeria for many
years, but for about 3 years now from 1999 his account was dormat
without saving more money or withdrawing from the account as it
use to be, because of this development his account officer MR.
HENRY EGOBIA reported the matter to me as the head of the dept.,
upon this report that I conducted a personal investigation by
sending MR. HENRY to the address submitted by MR. THOMAS as of
the time he opened the said account with us to know the cause or
reason of everything before the matter will be made known to the
bank in general, but pity he came back with a report to me
conforming that MR. THOMAS died some time in 1999 in a ghastly
car accident in Port-Harcourt Nigeria Oil heart city. Leaving in
His account US$26.8m cash. Now I have informed the bank
authorities and board members about this matter and after many
meetings they resolved that I should contact the relatives or
next of kin on behalf of the bank, hence is in my dept for them
to file a letter of claim, but all effort by this dept to contact
any of his relations or next of kin prove unsuccessful, the
embassy of his country has tried without success and write me on
behalf of African Development bank suggesting that the fund being shared
to THE
RED CROSS, CHILD CARE TRUST or MOTHERLESS BABIES HOME and AIDS
ORGANISATION IN AFRICA. In order to prevent the bank from
diveting this fund as unclaimed fund or sharing it as said by the
embassy which I know they will not do I and my colleagues MR.
HENRY EGOBIA being MR. THOMAS account officer,the bank lawyer,
P.R.O. Officer and the administrative Manager now seek your
assistance for you to stand as the next of kin / relation of
MR.THOMAS P. CREEK in claiming this US$26.8m. All the documents
to enable you cliam this fund will be carefully provided to you
to submitt for the work out of this claim.If this is acceptable
to you, kindly contact me through my private e-mail address:
guobadia_omon45@tiscali.co.uk or my private phone: +234-8033002573 also
forward to me your telephone, fax,mobile number, your full home address
for easy communication as more detail will follow up. We will be also happy
to hear / know from
you, your percentage, immediately this fund is being remitted
into your account.Note that high degree of trust is required from
you, not betrayal.

Thanks and Best Regards,

Dr.Omon Guobadia


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