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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: sy_hatch@tiscali.it
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 15:36:11 +0100
Subject: PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO USE IT FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD.

From: Mrs Sylvia Hatch.

Email me at sy_hatch2@yahoo.co.uk

PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO USE IT FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD.

My name is Sylvia Hatch a nationality of Kuwait. I am married to Mr. Kazeem
Hatch who worked with Kuwait embassy in Ivory Coast for nine years before
he died in the year 2001. We were married for eleven years without a child.
he died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before he
death we were both born again Christians. When my late husband was alive
we deposited the sum of$5.6Million (Five Million
six hundred thousand U.S. Dollars) with one of good banks here in COTE D'
IVOIRE . Presently, this money is still with the bank. Recently, my Doctor
told me that I would not last for the next three months due to cancer problem.


Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition I decided
to donate this fund to church or better still a Christian individual that
will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want a
church that will use this fund to churches, orphanages, Research centres
and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God
is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand
that grivet.

I took this decision because I don?t have any child that will inherit this
money and my husband?s relatives are not Christians and I don?t want my
family hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers. I don?t want a situation
where this money will be used in an ungodly manner. Hence the reason for
taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I
am going.

I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says
that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don?t need
any telephone communication in this regard because of my health because
of the presence of my family relatives around me always. I don?t want them
to know about this development. With God all things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Finance/bank.
I will also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the
new beneficiary of this fund.

I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd.
My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that
wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth.

Please always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply
will give me room in sourcing for a church or Christian individual for this
same purpose. Please assure me that you will act Accordingly as I stated
here. Expecting to hearing from you.

Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.
Yours in Christ,

Mrs Sylvia Hatch.

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