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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: "Habibat Daggash" <habibat_daggash@msn.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 19:03:20 +0000
Subject: IN NEED OF YOUR ASSISTANCE


FROM:MRS HABIBAT DAGGASH/ BARRISTER FANNY DRISSA,
OHAMADIKE CHAMBERS
LAGOS

Attn:(CEO)

This mail will definitely be coming to you as a surprise, but we must
crave
your indulgence to introduce myself to you.

I am MRS HABIBAT DAGGASH and my colleague is BARRISTER FANNY DRISSA.
legal practictioners here in Nigeria. We have an urgent and
confidential business proposal for you. However we got your contact
through
the International web directory.

On March 11th, 1999, a Foreign oil merchant/Contractor with the FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIAN ,our client LATE ENGINEER JEFFREY LANDERCASPER,
made a numbered time(Fixed) Deposit for twelve (12) calendar months,valued
at
US$US$25.5M (Twenty-Five Million Five hundred Dollars)in my branch. Upon
maturity,
the bank have sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got
no reply.

The unfortunate issue here is that our client LATE ENGINEER JEFFREY
LANDERCASPER did not declare any KIN OR RELATIONS IN ALL HIS OFFICIAL
DOCUMENTS,
INCLUDING HIS BANK DEPOSIT PAPER WORK IN THE BANK.

This sum of US$25.5M is still sitting in this Bank and the interest
is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. NO
PERSON WILL EVER COME FOWARD TO CLAIM IT.

According to NIGERIAN LAW, at the expiration of 6(six) YEARS, the money
will revert to the ownership of the NIGERIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IF NOBODY
APPLIES TO CLAIM THE FUND.One of the deposits he made that is of great
interest/concern to me is that he made with a finance coy in London, United
Kingdom.This is of interest to me because we have the full documents for
the deposit amounting to $12.000.000.00 but concealed in a box and declared
family valuables.
It will interest you to know that I have notified the finance coy of his
death as his attorney and they( Finance Coy) have asked
told me what to do,hence my primary aim of reaching through this mail.

Consequently, my proposal is that I WANT YOU TO STAND IN AS THE NEXT OF
KIN/BENEFICIARY OF THIS FUND. So that the fruits of this old man's
labour will not get into the hands of some people that knows nothing about
it.

What we are going to do is simple.You have to provide the following
information.

1; YOUR FULL NAMES AND ADDRESS.
2; YOUR PRIVATE PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.
3; DATE OF BIRTH.
4; OCCUPATION

We shall use these information to prepare DOCUMENTS AND
AFFIDAVITS,PRESENTING YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN/BENEFICIARY OF THIS DEPOSIT.

For your assistance, you will be adequately compensated with 30%) of
the total sum. (65%) will be my own share while (5%) will be set aside to
cover any incidental expenses made both at home and abroad before conclusion
of this deal.

This transaction is 100% risk free as the paper work will be done by me
and my position as the late man's guarantees the successful
execution. If you are interested in assisting me in this
transaction,please reply immediately via my email under.Upon your response,
We shall then
provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you
understand this transaction better.

Please realise that the confidentiality of this arrangement must be
maintained from now, and even after the successful complition of this
transaction.We will meet with you in your country for disbursement
after the fund has been released to you and also to discuss investment
potentials
as we will like to invest in your country with your assistance.Please reply
through this email box (habibat_daggash42@yahoo.ca)

Thank you.

Regards,
MRS. HABIBAT DAGGASH./
MR FANNY DRISSA
( principal partners)


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