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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: "augustus carba" <augustus_carba@latinmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 23:10:51 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: PERSONAL/TREAT AS URGENT


FROM THE DESK OF DR AUGUSTUS CARBA.
THE MANAGER OF AUDIT AND ACCOUNTING DEPT,
BANK INTERNATIONAL DU BURKINA(B.I.B)
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA-FASO.



HOW ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR FAMILY?I PRESUME THAT ALL IS WELL WITH YOU.I AM THE MANAGER OF AUDIT AND ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT AT THE FOREIGN UNIT OF OUR BANK .I GOT YOUR CONTACT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY WHEN I WAS LOOKING FOR A FOREIGNER WHO WILL ASSIST ME TO ACHIEVE A GREAT BUSINESS THAT WILL YIELD US LIFE SUCCESS. BEFORE I WROTE YOU,I PRAYED THAT YOU WILL BE AN HONEST AND RELIABLE PERSON WHOM I CAN WORK WITH TO ACHIEVE THIS DEAL OF OUR LIFE.

FROM MY SECTION IN THE BANK I DISCOVERED AN ABANDONED SUM OF TWELVE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($12.8M) THAT BELONGS TO ONE OF OUR CUSTOMER WHO DIED ALONG WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILLIES,ON 25TH JULY,2000 CONCORDE PLANE CRASH[FLIGHT AF4590 ] WITH THE WHOLE PASSENGERS ABOARD.THE NAME OF THE DECEASED MAN WAS (MR. ANDREAS SCHRANNER FROM MUNICH,GERMANY).

YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT I CAME ACROSS THIS HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY WHEN I WAS ARRANGING THE DEPARTMENTAL CUSTOMERS FILE TO SUBMIT TO THE BANK MANAGEMENT FOR THE ANNUAL AUDIT OF THE YEAR.SINCE THE BANK GOT INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEATH OF THE DECEASED MAN, THE BANK HAVE BEEN EXPECTING HIS NEXT OF KIN TO APPLY AND CLAIM HIS MONEY BECAUSE THE BANK CAN NOT RELEASE THE FUND UNLESS A PERSON FROM ANY FOREIGN COUNTRIES APPLY FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE FUND AS THE NEXT OF KIN OR RELATION TO THE DECEASED AS INDICATED IN OUR BANKING GUIDELINES BUT UNFORTUNATELY I LEARNT THROUGH INVESTIGATIONS THAT ALL HIS SUPPOSED NEXT OF KIN DIED ALONGSIDE WITH HIM AT THE PLANE CRASH LEAVING NOBODY BEHIND FOR THE CLAIM.

IT IS THEREFORE UPON THIS DISCOVERY THAT I NOW DECIDED TO MAKE THIS BUSINESS PROPOSAL TO YOU SO THAT YOU WILL APPLY FOR THE BANK TO RELEASE THE MONEY TO YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN OR RELATION FOR SAFETY AND SUBSEQUENT SHARING SINCE NOBODY IS COMING FOR IT.

FOR US TO ACHIEVE THIS BUSINESSS IMMEDIATELY,THE PERCENTAGE RATIO FOR SHARING THE FUND WHEN THE BANK RELEASE THE FUND TO YOU MUST BE ARRANGED.SO I ACCEPT THAT THIRTY FIVE PERCENT OF THE FUND(35%) WILL BE FOR YOU AS A FOREIGNER FOR THE PROVISION OF ANY BANK ACCOUNT WHERE THE BANK WILL
TRANSFER THE MONEY INTO INCLUDING OTHER OF YOUR PARTICIAPTION DURING THE PROCESS OF THE TRANSFER,SIXTY PERCENT (60%) WILL BE FOR ME AS THE PERSON WHO EXPLORES THE BUSINESS,FIVE PERCENT OF THE FUND (5%) WILL BE FOR THE EXPENSES WHICH MAY COME FORTH DURING THE TRANSFER OF THE FUND .

THEREAFTER I WILL VISIT YOUR COUNTRY FOR SHARING THE MONEY ACCORDING TO THE PERCENTAGES INDICATED AND AGREED ABOVE.SO FOR THE IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF THIS FUND INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AS ARRANGED, YOU MUST QUICKLY REACH ME AS I HAVE ALREADY MADE ALL THE NECCESSARY ARRANGEMENTS TO FACILITATE THE EASY TRANSFER OF THIS FUND .I WILL SEND TO YOU THROUGH EMAIL OR BY FAX AN APPLICATION FORM OF CLAIM WHICH YOU WILL FILL AND SEND TO THE BANK FOR THE TRANSACTION TO START IMMEDIATELY .


PLEASE I WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.(1.)THIS BUSINESS IS HUNDRED PERCENT FREE FROM RISK.(2.)YOU WILL NOT FACE ANY QUESTIONS BECAUSE THE APPLICATION WILL BEAR THE BRIEF INFORMATION OF THE DECEASED WHICH THE BANK MAY LIKE TO KNOW.(3.) IF YOU WILL FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTION AND DIRECTIVES,THIS TRANSACTION WILL BE COMPLETED WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.(4.)YOU SHOULD KEEP THIS BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL OR SECRET UNTILL THE FUND GET TRANSFERED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.


FINALLY,CONTACT ME THROUGH MY PHONE NUMBER 22676642303 OR VIA EMAIL SO THAT WE WILL PROCEED WITH THIS BUSINESS IMMEDIATELY.

MY REGARDS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,
DR AUGUSTUS CARBA.

N.B.IN OTHER FOR YOU TO BELEIVE ME HONESTLY TRY AND GO THROUGH THIS
(WEBSITE)BEFORE YOU START WITH ME.
BELOW IS THE WEBSITE.
(HTTP://NEWS.BBC.CO.UK/1/HI/WORLD/EUROPE/859479.STM)



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