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: "issaka mustapha" <issaka_mustapha2@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: issaka_mustapha1@yahoo.ca
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 18:05:08 +0000
Subject: ASSIST ME

FROM . Mr Issaka Mustapha
MANAGER AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT.
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT.
BANK OF AFRICAN ANNEX.
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO

DEAR FRIEND.

I AM Mr Issaka Mustapha THE DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING
SECTION OF BANK OF AFRICAN ANNEX-OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO IN WEST AFRICA
WITH DUE RESPECT AND REGARD. I HAVE DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU IN THIS
TRANSACTION THAT WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO BOTH OF US AT THE END OF THE
TRANSACTION.

DURING MY INVESTIGATION AND AUDITING IN MY DEPARTMENT I CAME ACROSS A VERY
HUGE SUM OF MONEY BELONGING TO OUR DECEASED PERSON WHO DIED
ON 22nd OCTOBER 2001 IN A PLANE CRASH WITH EGYTIAN AIRLINE AND THE FUND
HAS BEEN DORMANT IN HIS ACCOUNT WITH THIS BANK WITHOUT ANY CLAIM OF THE
FUND IN OUR CUSTODY EITHER FROM HIS FAMILY OR RELATION BEFORE MY DISCOVERY
TO
THIS DEVELOPMENT.

ALTHOUGH PERSONALLY, I KEEP THIS INFORMATION SECRET WITHIN MYSELF
TO ENABLE THE WHOLE PLANS AND IDEA BE PROFITABLE AND SUCCESSFUL DURING THE
TIME OF EXECUTION.

THE AMOUNT WAS US$29.870M (TWENTY NINE MILLION EIGHT AND HUNDRED AND
SEVENTY THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) ).

MEANWHILE ALL THE WHOLE ARRANGEMENT TO PUT CLAIM OVER THIS FUND AS
THE BONA FIDE NEXT OF KIN TO THE DECEASED PERSON, GET THE REQUIRED APPROVAL
AND
TRANSFER THIS MONEY TO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE AND
DIRECTIVES AND NEEDED INFORMATION WILL BE RELAYED TO YOU AS SOON AS YOU
INDICATE YOUR INTEREST AND WILLINGNESS TO ASSIST ME AND ALSO BENEFIT
YOUR SELF TO THIS GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY.

IN FACT I COULD HAVE DONE THIS DEAL ALONE BUT BECAUSE OF MY POSITION IN
THIS COUNTRY AS A CIVIL SERVANT IN THIS VERY BANK, WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO
OPERATE A FOREIGN ACCOUNT WOULD EVENTUALLY RAISE AN EYE BROW ON MY SIDE
DURING
THE TIME OF TRANSFER BECAUSE I WORK IN THIS BANK.

THIS IS THE ACTUAL REASON WHY IT WILL REQUIRE A SECOND PARTY OR
FELLOW WHO WILL FORWARD CLAIMS AS THE NEXT OF KIN WITH AFFIDAVIT OF TRUST OF
OATH TO THE BANK AND ALSO PRESENT A FOREIGN ACCOUNT WHERE HE WILL NEED THE
MONEY TO BE RE-TRANSFERRED INTO ON HIS REQUEST AS IT MAY BE AFTER DUE
VERIFICATION AND CLARIFICATION BY THE CORRESPONDENT BRANCH OF THE BANK WHERE
THE
WHOLE MONEY WILL BE REMITTED FROM TO YOUR OWN DESIGNATION BANK ACCOUNT.

MAY I AT THIS POINT EMPHASIZE THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE
AS I HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DEAL BEFORE CONTACTING YOU.
ON SMOOTH CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSACTION, YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO 40%OF
THE TOTAL SUM AS GRATIFICATION, WHILE 5% WILL BE SET ASIDE TO TAKE CARE OF
EXPENSES THAT MAY ARISE DURING THE TIME OF TRANSFER AND ALSO TELEPHONE
BILLS, WHILE 55% WILL BE FOR ME . PLEASE, YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO KEEP
THIS AS A TOP SECRET AS I AM STILL IN SERVICE AND INTEND TO RETIRE FROM
SERVICE AFTER I CONCLUDE THIS DEAL WITH YOU.

I WILL BE MONITORING THE WHOLE SITUATION HERE IN THIS BANK UNTIL YOU
CONFIRM THE MONEY IN YOUR ACCOUNT AND ASK I TO COME DOWN TO YOUR
COUNTRY FOR SUBSEQUENT SHARING OF THE FUND ACCORDING TO PERCENTAGES
PREVIOUSLY
INDICATED AND FURTHER INVESTMENT, EITHER IN YOUR COUNTRY OR ANY COUNTRY YOU
ADVICE ME TO INVEST IN.

ALL OTHER NECESSARY INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOU WHEN I HEAR FROM
YOU. I SUGGEST YOU GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

Mr Issaka Mustapha


FROM . Mr Issaka Mustapha
MANAGER AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT.
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT.
BANK OF AFRICAN ANNEX.
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO

DEAR FRIEND.

I AM Mr Issaka Mustapha THE DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING
SECTION OF BANK OF AFRICAN ANNEX-OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO IN WEST AFRICA
WITH DUE RESPECT AND REGARD. I HAVE DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU IN THIS
TRANSACTION THAT WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO BOTH OF US AT THE END OF THE
TRANSACTION.

DURING MY INVESTIGATION AND AUDITING IN MY DEPARTMENT I CAME ACROSS A VERY
HUGE SUM OF MONEY BELONGING TO OUR DECEASED PERSON WHO DIED
ON 22nd OCTOBER 2001 IN A PLANE CRASH WITH EGYTIAN AIRLINE AND THE FUND
HAS BEEN DORMANT IN HIS ACCOUNT WITH THIS BANK WITHOUT ANY CLAIM OF THE
FUND IN OUR CUSTODY EITHER FROM HIS FAMILY OR RELATION BEFORE MY DISCOVERY
TO
THIS DEVELOPMENT.

ALTHOUGH PERSONALLY, I KEEP THIS INFORMATION SECRET WITHIN MYSELF
TO ENABLE THE WHOLE PLANS AND IDEA BE PROFITABLE AND SUCCESSFUL DURING THE
TIME OF EXECUTION.

THE AMOUNT WAS US$29.870M (TWENTY NINE MILLION EIGHT AND HUNDRED AND
SEVENTY THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) ).

MEANWHILE ALL THE WHOLE ARRANGEMENT TO PUT CLAIM OVER THIS FUND AS
THE BONA FIDE NEXT OF KIN TO THE DECEASED PERSON, GET THE REQUIRED APPROVAL
AND
TRANSFER THIS MONEY TO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE AND
DIRECTIVES AND NEEDED INFORMATION WILL BE RELAYED TO YOU AS SOON AS YOU
INDICATE YOUR INTEREST AND WILLINGNESS TO ASSIST ME AND ALSO BENEFIT
YOUR SELF TO THIS GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY.

IN FACT I COULD HAVE DONE THIS DEAL ALONE BUT BECAUSE OF MY POSITION IN
THIS COUNTRY AS A CIVIL SERVANT IN THIS VERY BANK, WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO
OPERATE A FOREIGN ACCOUNT WOULD EVENTUALLY RAISE AN EYE BROW ON MY SIDE
DURING
THE TIME OF TRANSFER BECAUSE I WORK IN THIS BANK.

THIS IS THE ACTUAL REASON WHY IT WILL REQUIRE A SECOND PARTY OR
FELLOW WHO WILL FORWARD CLAIMS AS THE NEXT OF KIN WITH AFFIDAVIT OF TRUST OF
OATH TO THE BANK AND ALSO PRESENT A FOREIGN ACCOUNT WHERE HE WILL NEED THE
MONEY TO BE RE-TRANSFERRED INTO ON HIS REQUEST AS IT MAY BE AFTER DUE
VERIFICATION AND CLARIFICATION BY THE CORRESPONDENT BRANCH OF THE BANK WHERE
THE
WHOLE MONEY WILL BE REMITTED FROM TO YOUR OWN DESIGNATION BANK ACCOUNT.

MAY I AT THIS POINT EMPHASIZE THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE
AS I HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DEAL BEFORE CONTACTING YOU.
ON SMOOTH CONCLUSION OF THIS TRANSACTION, YOU WILL BE ENTITLED TO 40%OF
THE TOTAL SUM AS GRATIFICATION, WHILE 5% WILL BE SET ASIDE TO TAKE CARE OF
EXPENSES THAT MAY ARISE DURING THE TIME OF TRANSFER AND ALSO TELEPHONE
BILLS, WHILE 55% WILL BE FOR ME . PLEASE, YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO KEEP
THIS AS A TOP SECRET AS I AM STILL IN SERVICE AND INTEND TO RETIRE FROM
SERVICE AFTER I CONCLUDE THIS DEAL WITH YOU.

I WILL BE MONITORING THE WHOLE SITUATION HERE IN THIS BANK UNTIL YOU
CONFIRM THE MONEY IN YOUR ACCOUNT AND ASK I TO COME DOWN TO YOUR
COUNTRY FOR SUBSEQUENT SHARING OF THE FUND ACCORDING TO PERCENTAGES
PREVIOUSLY
INDICATED AND FURTHER INVESTMENT, EITHER IN YOUR COUNTRY OR ANY COUNTRY YOU
ADVICE ME TO INVEST IN.

ALL OTHER NECESSARY INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOU WHEN I HEAR FROM
YOU. I SUGGEST YOU GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

YOURS FAITHFULLY,

Mr Issaka Mustapha

_________________________________________________________________
Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today it's FREE!
http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/

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!