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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 ABDUL KAZEEM" <info_abdulkazeem9@handbag.com>
Reply-To: abdulkazeem@sify.com
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 18:49:12 -0700
Subject: Al Jazriah Oil Field(Co-operation Needed)

From: The Desk of DR. Abdul Kazeem
Director, Investments and Portfolio Management, Royal
Accounting and Trust LLC.
Reply in my private email abdulkazeem@sify.com

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am the expert director heading Investments and
Portfolio Management in the above-mentioned firm in
London.

I am contacting you in view of an urgent assistance to
carry out a
Pending transaction, which will develop a cordial
business relationship
Between you and me. One of my clients whom I have
personally managed
His portfolio for 10 years now was a victim of a fatal
car crash. His name
is Late Mr. Saud Ed Abad AlKharj, he was survived by a
fiancée and a
Two-year-old son from her as they intended getting
married but where
Trying to be cautious because of Islamic law attitude
on adultery. This
Were his only family and no next of kin, as he was the
only child of
Late Sheikh Hamza Al Kharj Al Faisal, who received
royalties from the
Kuwaiti Government on one of his fields which oil was
discovered and
Subsequently explored (the Al Jazriah Oil Field).

All subsequent investigation to find a next of kin was
privately
Conducted by me and was futile. It was at this
juncture that I and
Other officials managing his portfolio and 2 bank
managers where he had his
Accounts now decided to make this proposal and
transfer ownership of the portfolio
To an Agreeing party as beneficiary to the portfolio
of the deceased.

The reason why ownership cannot be transferred to his
wife to be and only
Son is that Islamic law will not recognize such and if
an attempt is
Made on that it may put her in trouble with the
authorities for giving
Birth outside marriage. So we have decided to help her
by making this
proposal and making sure she gets a substantial part
of Late Mr. Saud
Alkharj?s property for her and her son.

You must be asking where I got your mail address, it
was made available
To me by a junior director Mrs. Cynthia Philips in
charge of customer
Services on request for contacts for investment
expansion for a client
But she is not aware of this contact. All records and
accounts
Regarding the assets of deceased were managed by me
for 10 years running, if you
Are interested to assist us, all we will do is to
incorporate in the old
records recognizing you as the only beneficiary.

The banking law here stipulates that if such portfolio
remains
Unclaimed after four years it will go to the public
department. The need for a
Foreigner as beneficiary is occasioned by the fact
that the deceased
Was not permanently resident in London.

For your assistance, we made up of I, 2 senior
directors in my firm and
2 bank managers in banks which the Kuwaiti Government
pay royalties,
accruing to the deceased have agreed in fairness to
make available 25% of all
Bank funds cleared and 15% of the royalties which you
will continue to
Receive on behalf of the deceased as sole beneficiary
every year.
However we do not intend to share any interest with
you as far as the
Estates and property are concerned, as they will be
going to the
Surviving wife and child.

If you are okay with the above explanations, you may
reply us including
all your contact telephone and fax numbers so that we
m y confirm you
genuine, after which we will make more information
available to you on
how we will proceed.

I must further assure you that this transaction is
100% legitimate and
The modalities for this transaction is being handled
by top executives
This assures a risk free transaction
Kindly visit my firm?s website at
www.royaltrust.com.

We await your timely response.

Best Regards

DR Abdul Kazeem
Director, Investments and Portfolio Management, RoyalAccounting and Trust
LLC.
private email abdulkazeem@sify.com

___________________________________________________________

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