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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: "devine mike" <devine2005_771@msn.com>
Reply-To: jacquewenba2000@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 12:39:30 +0000
Subject: STANDERD CREDIT UNION BANK LTD

STANDERD CREDIT UNION BANK LTD
13 RUE DE JARDIN PLATEAU ABIDJAN
REPUBLIC DE COTE D' IVOIRE
SIEGE SOCIALE:
IVOIRY COAST
ABIDJAN
WEST AFRICA

ATT:AN URGENT BUSSINESS PROPOSAL
I NEED YOU TO BE THE BENEFICIARY TO LATE MR ABDOU ELZANATY

I am Mr Jacque Mike Wenba, I have decided to contact you with due respect
and honour for this business venture of mine, which I am applying you and to
program your name in our bank directories as the beneficiary next of kin to
late Mr abdou elzanaty based only if you can handle such proposal, I
contacted you do to the interest I have in your firm and my interest to open
up a manufacturing firm like yours through you as a partner, based on the
mutual understanding I know that can exist between us, having noticed from
your profile and your website as an existing manufacturer that your business
firm is capable to handle such business. I am the account management staff
of (STANDERD CREDIT UNION BANK) IVORY COAST,together with my coleague our
relations media exchand control manager, The intended business is thus our
bank has approved the release of $5.5million deposit to the beneficiary
through our initiating affiliate bank and headquarters,
(HSBC PRIVATE BANK INTERNATIONAL) MIAMI USA,
I am disclosing everything every thing about this deal to you with faith
that you will never petition me or go behind me, now I want you to forward
your name as the surviving next of kin, and as the only beneficiary to late
Mr abdou elzanaty and wife late Mrs Abed Rabor from (EGYPT CAIRO)who worked
with the Egyptian General Petroleum Company ,an oil exploit with Asia who
has been their major oil marketers, the man in question lost his life in the
plane crash of Egypt air together with the wife, since then no trace of this
fund he deposited here with our bank now I decided to make a deal with you
before my resignation, having known that any suspense account after 7yrs is
been confiscated into escrow, since the deceased died on the November 2/1999
by which it will be 7yrs on the November 2/2006, You can see the deceased
picture profile on visiting this site where I got all my investigation
before contacting you for real business,
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/502503.stm

Now I want you (being a foreigner) to be fronted as the same beneficiary and
forward a new account your address and other relevant documents to be use by
our bank to credit the fund in your account, now it has been approved to be
release, this is a golden Xmas opportunity to us, i have all the info to
this fund and have secured for the agreement and deposit which I will issue
to you on trust and faith to read properly if required by the bank, The
whole procedures will last only 7 working days to get the fund credited in
to your account before they bank confiscate this fund into an escrow account
after one month of approval, Your utmost trust is only what i am waiting for
as I have made all necessary arrangements to move this fund directly to you
through the legal account you give to our bank. as soon as this message
comes to you kindly get back to me indicating your interest Then I will
furnish you with the whole procedures to ensure that this deal is
successfully concluded,

As soon as the bank contact here from, your transfer will be made
immediately, and I shall resign immediately the fund is credited to your
account and have a better life with my own share, For your assistance I have
agreed to give you, (30%)of the total amount for being my reliable partner,
while the order (70%)remains for me, for the underground job i have done
here, also note that your complete address is needed before the transaction
your fax and phone number company or business name required. It is 100% risk
free and a mega fortune. All ! correspondence towards this transaction will
be through Phone Fax email forward your phone number firstly for proper
discussion, below is the form you will fill for the transfer on your name,

I await your urgent call immediately you receive this mail, your address and
phone contact to my email for security reasons,

pls reply here there was a mistake with the first email address
PRIVATE NUMABER !! +22508165007
DEFAULT REPLY TO EMAIL !! jacquewenba2000@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks, Yours Sincerely
MR Jacque B WENBA
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE
&
RISK DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
The information contained in this message
is confidential and may constitute inside or
non-public information.
If you are not the addressee, please promptly
delete this message and notify the sender
of the delivery error by email.

NB!! FILL THIS FORM BELOW SO THAT IT WILL BE PROGRAMMED TO THE BANK
IMMEDIATLY FOR THE TRANSFER, URGENTLY,


Dear Sir
Application for the transfer of five Million Five Hundred Thousand USA
dollars only ($5.5m) from account number: #286-41732-55.
Please be informed that I wish to transfer the sum of Five Million Five
Hundred thousand dollars only ($5.5m ) from account number #286-41732-55
to a new account as detailed below:

BANK FULL NAMES:_____________________________________
GENDER_______________________________________________
DATE OF BIRTH:_______________________________________
NATIONALITY: ________________________________________
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: _______________________________
MARITAL STATUS: _____________________________________
HOME ADDRESS:________________________________________
OFFICE ADDRESS:______________________________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER:____________________________________
FAX NUMBER:__________________________________________
OCCUPATION:__________________________________________
POSITION HELD:_______________________________________
EMAIL ADDRESS:_______________________________________
NEXT OF KIN:_________________________________________
ACCOUNT NUMBER:______________________________________
ACCOUNT TYPE: _______________________________________
ROUTING:_____________________________________________
SWIFT CODE:__________________________________________

This is the money left behind in your bank by my deceased cousin Mr. Abdou
Elzanaty died in a plane crash. he was an Egyptian ,resided in Abidjan cote
d' ivoire and owned:

ELEANATY & BROTHERS SARL IMPORT AND EXPORT COMPANY,
ABIDJAN COTE D' IVOIRE.
I am his cousin and named next of kin with all documents to proof. i wish as
the heir apparent to claim and instruct that the above mentioned amount be
transferred into my nominated bank account as shown above.
Please, accept this late application as it was due to family logistic
problems consequent upon his funeral rights. i hope you will expedite
action.
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation,
Yours faithfully.
Your name.
...........................


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