joewein.net   joewein.de LLC
fighting spam and scams on the Internet
Try our spam filter!
Free trial for 30 days
  jwSpamSpy

Home
About Us
Spam
419/Nigeria
Fraud
Contact

"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.

Click here to report a problem with this page.

 

 

Fraud email example:

From: fred101 <fredsuper4@yahoo.com> (may be fake)
Date: 27 Oct 2004 22:51:19 -0000
Subject: from mr.yengeni



FRED YENGENI

EMAIL ADDRESS: yengeni4u@netscape.net

Goodday,


My name is Fred Yengeni a south African citizen, I got your Contact
through the south African chamber of commerce and industry. I am the
brother to mr Tony Yengeni . Mr Yengeni was the chairman of
parliament's in
south Africa and the former chief whip of the ruling political party
ANC .
My Brother (MR. T. YENGENI), has as a result of trust and confidence he
has mandated that I search for a Reliable and trustworthy foreign
partner, who Will help receive some funds, which we have in cash
Totalling
US$25.5m (Twenty Five Million five hundred thousand United States
Dollars Only) into a personal, company or any Reliable foreign bank
account
for safe keeping for a Short period of time, since our family bank
accounts Within and outside the country have all been Frozen by the
authorities.

However I have managed to push the money abroad and it is presently in
the custody of a finance company. I got your contact through the South
African chamber of commerce and industry. I hope you are trustworthy
and will not sit on the money when you receive it.

The total sum will be shared as follows: 20% for you , 75% For my
family ,and then the remaining 5% will be used for the reimbursement of
all
the expenses we will incure in the process of this transaction.

There is no risk involved what so ever on this transaction, these funds
will be received in your favour upon proper application. If you are
interested in this business, please urgently contact me on the
following
above e-mail address. yengeni4u@netscape.net

Please endeavor to keep this business confidential.I will be most
grateful if you can come forward and help me. I would refer you to
these few
Websites for further information About my family.

1) <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2756861.stm>

2) <http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/10/03/safrica.arms/index.html>

Thanks
Best regards


Mr.Fred Yengeni






___________________________________________________________________________
Mail sent from WebMail service at PHP-Nuke Powered Site
- http://aggressors.com



Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> Besuchen Sie Ihre Group im Web unter:
http://de.groups.yahoo.com/group/loe_intern/

<*> Um sich von der Group abzumelden, senden Sie eine Mail an:
loe_intern-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.de</a>

<*> Mit der Nutzung von Yahoo! Groups akzeptieren Sie unsere:
http://de.docs.yahoo.com/info/utos.html





Anti-fraud resources:

 

 

jwSpamSpy
Are you sick of spam too? Do you want it stopped now?
Try jwSpamSpy, the spamfilter we use to track the spammers!
Free 30-day trial version available now!