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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: "allan davis" <allan_davisa@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:07:10 +0000
Subject: MRS.SUZANA NUHAN VAYE

NAME:MRS.SUZANA NUHAN VAYE
%BARR.WALTER WILLS (ATTORNEY)
EMAIL:w_lawyer2004@yahoo.com.au
EMAIL:w_lawyer2004@yahoo.com.au

ATTN: MD/CEO

Kindly accept my apology for sending my mail to you. I am a true God
fearing person, and I want you to trust me and help me out in this my
condition. I believe you are a highly respected personality, considering the
fact
that I sourced your profile from a human resource profile database on your
country in the Internet. Though, I do not know to what extent you are
familiar
with events and fragile political situation in Liberia but it has formed
consistent headlines in the CNN, BBC news bulletins.


My Name is MRS.SUZANA NUHAN VAYE from Liberia, a Country in West
Africa. My late Husband is Issac Nuhan Vaye, Deputy Minister of Public Works
in
Liberia.My Husband was falsely accused of plotting to remove the then
PRESIDENT
OF LIBERIA CHARLES TAYLOR) from office. Without trial, Charles Taylor
killed him.

You can verify this from some of the international newspapers posted in
the web sites below:
(I)http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2003-07-15-liberia_x.htm
Before my husband was killed, he moved out the sum of $21.5 million
through a diplomatic means, and deposited it with a EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT
BANK IN U.S.A
Abroad. And this money was meant for importation of agricultural machinery.

All that is needed is for my lawyer to instruct the bank
to credit your account if only you have a line of credit, I will remunerate
you with 20% at the end, but most of all is that I solicit your trust and
honesty
in this transaction. I have been confined only to our country home and all
my calls
are monitored, so I will advise you to contact my private ATTORNEY
BARR.WALTER WILLS based
in United Kingdom on his contact stated below for onward proceedings: -

NAME:BARR.WALTER WILLS (ATTORNEY)
EMAIL:w_lawyer2004@yahoo.com.au
EMAIL:w_lawyer2004@yahoo.com.au

Kindly include your Full Name, Private Telephone and Fax Numbers where
you can always be reached, your Residential or Company Address to enable
him send detail information/documents that will enable you receive the fund
into
your line of credit without any problem either now or in future as all
modalities
has been perfected.Please your urgent response is needed.

Best Regards.

MRS.SUZANA NUHAN VAYE (WIDOW)


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