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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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Please note about this email:

Fraud email example:

From: "Mohammed Jamal" <mohammedjamal22_cuba@msn.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 12:37:08 +0000
Subject: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.




Good day,


Am Mohammed Jamal, a merchant in Cuba,I am suffering from esophageal Cancer that was discovered very late due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all form ofmedicine and right now, I have only about a few months to live according to medical experts.


I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business.Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it.
Now that I know my time is near, I have willed and given most of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few closefriends and Schools Cuba. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations,as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in London and Ireland. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self any more.


I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and donate the money, which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last of my money which is the huge cash deposit of USD$12.6 M (Twelve million six hundred thousan dollars)that I have with Financial Firm Abroad.I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations and dont let them know that it is I Mohammed Jamal that is making this generous donation as the holy book does not allow this.


I amwriting this from my laptop computer in my hospital bed where I wait for my time to come, I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I dont want anything that will Jeopadize my last wish. and Also I will be contacting with you by email as I dont want anybody to know cos they are always around me.

Mohammed Jamal.

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