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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: grace adams <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 13:56:58 -0700 (PDT)


Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you by understanding this message.I want to tell you that I really want to been relationship with you.Though we've not met before now but it take one thing for two to be together in unity and peaceful life, which I will like to confide in you and also visit you as soon as possible.I'm MS GRACE ADAMA., Address:Avenue 5 lot 175 Cocody Quaters Abidjan, Coted'Ivoire West Africa.

I am 19 years old . I weigh 56kg, I lost my parent, and I have an inheritance from my late Father. My father was an Exporter and Importer in my country my late father deposited the sum $9.6million us dollar in bank in bank of africa.

Before his death he told me that I should looking for a trustworlthy man or woman that will help me to transfer the money to his country for investment, I will like you to help me to transfer this money in your account for investment.Then I will prepare to come over to your country we can live as family there then I continue my education.

My type of ideal man must be the honest type, caring, loving and forgiving as a devoted Christian. I do hate deceit and cheating in all its ramifications.I do not like a man that goes after everything in skirt. I detest alcoholics For my hobbies: I love listening to good music, reading of newspapers

and magazines,good novels, watching adventure films, swimming, table tennis and indoor and I love going to holidays.
Age: Our difference in age means nothing to me as long as you love and remain faithful to me. This is my word. Language: I can speak and write the English, and my native tongues fluently. Education: I am ungraduate of just a secondery school out.

I was born and bred a Methodist. I was baptized so many years and I am a confirmed member. I take my holy communion also. I am a full fledged member of the church founded by Wesley brothers the great singers.I will like to know more about you. I need to know more about your love life.Your hobbies Feel free to ask any question that agitates your mind because I want us to build a solid lationship with all my heart and transfer this money into your bank acount then I will come to stay with you.

Please get back to through my email address
Thanks and remain bless in Jesus name Amen.



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