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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: "zongo alason" <zongo_alason@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 14:35:13 +0000
Subject: URGENT

My name is Alason zongo. Sierra Leonean residing in
burkina faso,West Africa.I am 28years old. You will be surprise to
receive this mail from a total stranger like me,Anyway,i got your
contact through internet in my search for honest person abroad who
will assist me to invest my inherited fund abroad,this is why i
decided to approach you for assistance.

My father,the late,CHIEF ALI ZONGO was one of the
prominent Gold & Diamond dealers in my country Sierra Leone,he was
also the traditional ruler of my home town before He was murdered in
cold blood early last year alongside with my mother by the Rebels of
R.U.F when they invaded my home town.

When i got home from school to see the remains of my late father and
other family members,i discovered that my home had been burnt down
and my parents were both murdered by the Rebels of R.U.F that has
been fighting against the legitimate Government in my country since
1992.

My late father deposited the sum of(USD$20million)as a FAMILY
TREASURE IN A SECURITY COMPANY here in burkina faso,West Africa before
his untimely death,this money was meant to be used to build an
ultral mordern medical Clinic here in burkina faso,for me after i
shall have completed my studies as a qualified Doctor but the
untimely death of my parents have denied me this good opportunity.

Now,as the next of kin and the only child,i have made claims of
ownership of the box containing the money although the people at the
Trust Company are not aware of the true contents of the box,But i
need a reliable person outside Africa through whom i could move the
money abroad and who will subsequently help me to invest the money
wisely while i go back to school to complete my education.

Bear in mind that i would entrust this money in your care if you
would be willing to help me in this matter.I am also willing to give
you 25% of the total sum if you will be willing to assist me in this
matter.
In addition,i will equally deduct 5% after the transfer to reimburse
each party for the expenses that may be incurred in the course of
moving the money into your country and you make it a private and
confidential matter

I look forward to hear from you soonest.
ZONGO ALASON.
My name is Alason zongo. Sierra Leonean residing in
burkina faso,West Africa.I am 28years old. You will be surprise to
receive this mail from a total stranger like me,Anyway,i got your
contact through internet in my search for honest person abroad who
will assist me to invest my inherited fund abroad,this is why i
decided to approach you for assistance.

My father,the late,CHIEF ALI ZONGO was one of the
prominent Gold & Diamond dealers in my country Sierra Leone,he was
also the traditional ruler of my home town before He was murdered in
cold blood early last year alongside with my mother by the Rebels of
R.U.F when they invaded my home town.

When i got home from school to see the remains of my late father and
other family members,i discovered that my home had been burnt down
and my parents were both murdered by the Rebels of R.U.F that has
been fighting against the legitimate Government in my country since
1992.

My late father deposited the sum of(USD$20million)as a FAMILY
TREASURE IN A SECURITY COMPANY here in burkina faso,West Africa before
his untimely death,this money was meant to be used to build an
ultral mordern medical Clinic here in burkina faso,for me after i
shall have completed my studies as a qualified Doctor but the
untimely death of my parents have denied me this good opportunity.

Now,as the next of kin and the only child,i have made claims of
ownership of the box containing the money although the people at the
Trust Company are not aware of the true contents of the box,But i
need a reliable person outside Africa through whom i could move the
money abroad and who will subsequently help me to invest the money
wisely while i go back to school to complete my education.

Bear in mind that i would entrust this money in your care if you
would be willing to help me in this matter.I am also willing to give
you 25% of the total sum if you will be willing to assist me in this
matter.
In addition,i will equally deduct 5% after the transfer to reimburse
each party for the expenses that may be incurred in the course of
moving the money into your country and you make it a private and
confidential matter

I look forward to hear from you soonest.
ZONGO ALASON.
My name is Alason zongo. Sierra Leonean residing in
burkina faso,West Africa.I am 28years old. You will be surprise to
receive this mail from a total stranger like me,Anyway,i got your
contact through internet in my search for honest person abroad who
will assist me to invest my inherited fund abroad,this is why i
decided to approach you for assistance.

My father,the late,CHIEF ALI ZONGO was one of the
prominent Gold & Diamond dealers in my country Sierra Leone,he was
also the traditional ruler of my home town before He was murdered in
cold blood early last year alongside with my mother by the Rebels of
R.U.F when they invaded my home town.

When i got home from school to see the remains of my late father and
other family members,i discovered that my home had been burnt down
and my parents were both murdered by the Rebels of R.U.F that has
been fighting against the legitimate Government in my country since
1992.

My late father deposited the sum of(USD$20million)as a FAMILY
TREASURE IN A SECURITY COMPANY here in burkina faso,West Africa before
his untimely death,this money was meant to be used to build an
ultral mordern medical Clinic here in burkina faso,for me after i
shall have completed my studies as a qualified Doctor but the
untimely death of my parents have denied me this good opportunity.

Now,as the next of kin and the only child,i have made claims of
ownership of the box containing the money although the people at the
Trust Company are not aware of the true contents of the box,But i
need a reliable person outside Africa through whom i could move the
money abroad and who will subsequently help me to invest the money
wisely while i go back to school to complete my education.

Bear in mind that i would entrust this money in your care if you
would be willing to help me in this matter.I am also willing to give
you 25% of the total sum if you will be willing to assist me in this
matter.
In addition,i will equally deduct 5% after the transfer to reimburse
each party for the expenses that may be incurred in the course of
moving the money into your country and you make it a private and
confidential matter

I look forward to hear from you soonest.
ZONGO ALASON.
My name is Alason zongo. Sierra Leonean residing in
burkina faso,West Africa.I am 28years old. You will be surprise to
receive this mail from a total stranger like me,Anyway,i got your
contact through internet in my search for honest person abroad who
will assist me to invest my inherited fund abroad,this is why i
decided to approach you for assistance.

My father,the late,CHIEF ALI ZONGO was one of the
prominent Gold & Diamond dealers in my country Sierra Leone,he was
also the traditional ruler of my home town before He was murdered in
cold blood early last year alongside with my mother by the Rebels of
R.U.F when they invaded my home town.

When i got home from school to see the remains of my late father and
other family members,i discovered that my home had been burnt down
and my parents were both murdered by the Rebels of R.U.F that has
been fighting against the legitimate Government in my country since
1992.

My late father deposited the sum of(USD$20million)as a FAMILY
TREASURE IN A SECURITY COMPANY here in burkina faso,West Africa before
his untimely death,this money was meant to be used to build an
ultral mordern medical Clinic here in burkina faso,for me after i
shall have completed my studies as a qualified Doctor but the
untimely death of my parents have denied me this good opportunity.

Now,as the next of kin and the only child,i have made claims of
ownership of the box containing the money although the people at the
Trust Company are not aware of the true contents of the box,But i
need a reliable person outside Africa through whom i could move the
money abroad and who will subsequently help me to invest the money
wisely while i go back to school to complete my education.

Bear in mind that i would entrust this money in your care if you
would be willing to help me in this matter.I am also willing to give
you 25% of the total sum if you will be willing to assist me in this
matter.
In addition,i will equally deduct 5% after the transfer to reimburse
each party for the expenses that may be incurred in the course of
moving the money into your country and you make it a private and
confidential matter

I look forward to hear from you soonest.
ZONGO ALASON.

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