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: msibrahim@zipmail.com.br
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 01:20:41 -0800
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?URGENT=20BUSINESS?=

Hello Dear

I am Alhaji Musa Sa'id Ibrahim (ESQ) a solicitor at
law
I am the personal attorney to late Mr Goto a
national of USA, who used
to work with an oil company,( Mobile Producing
Unlimited) in Nigeria.
Here in
after shall be referred to as my client. On the 10th
of May 1999, my
client, his wife and their only son were involved in
a car accident
along
Ibadan express road. All occupants of the vehicle
unfortunately lost
their
lives. Since then I have made several enquiries and
presentations to
your
embassy to locate any of my clients extended
relatives, this has also
proved abortive.It is after these several
unsuccessful attempts to
locate
any member of his family failed that I decided to
contact you
,believing
that you can invariably be of help in this situation
to stand as the
next
of kin to this my client..

I am contacting you to assist me in repatriating the money and
property
left behind by my client before they get confiscated
or declared
unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit
were lodged.
Already, the
finance company where the deceased had an account
valued at about
US$18.500
million dollars has issued me a notice to provide
the next of kin or
have
the account confiscated within the next twenty-one
official working
days. Since It has been unsuccessful in locating the
relatives for over 3
years
now, I seek your consent to present you as the next
of kin of the
deceased
, so that the proceeds of this account valued at
US$18.500 million
dollars
can be paid to your account and there after we can
share the fund
(money)in
the ratio of 7:3. That is I will have 70% of the
proceed while you
have 30%
for your assistance I have all necessary legal
documents that can be
used
to back up any claim we may make. All I require is
your honest
co-operation
to enable us see this transaction through .I
guarantee that this will
be
executed under a legitimate arrangement that will
protect you from any
breach of the law.

Please get in touch with me by my email and send to
me your telephone
and
fax numbers to enable us discuss further about this
transaction.

Best regards,

Alhaji Musa Sa'id Ibrahim (Esq)




------------------------------------------
Use o melhor sistema de busca da Internet
Radar UOL - http://www.radaruol.com.br




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!