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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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:

Fraud email example:

Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 14:19:48 -1100

Dear Sir/Madam,
My name is Dr.Roland.Z. Bersson, I am member of Independent Committee of
Persons (ICEP), Switzerland.

ICEP is charged with the responsibility of finding bank accounts in
belonging to non-Swiss indigenes, which have remained dormant since World
II. It may interest you to know that in July of 1997, the Swiss Banker's
Association published a list of dormant accounts originally opened by
citizens. These accounts had been dormant since the end of World War II
(May 9,
1945). Most belonged to Holocaust victims.

The continuing efforts of the Independent Committee of Eminent Persons
have since resulted in the discovery of additional dormant accounts -54,000
December, 1999. The published lists contain all types of dormant accounts,
including interest-bearing savings accounts, securities accounts, safe
boxes, custody accounts, and non-interest-bearing transaction accounts.
accounts are also included. Interest is paid on accounts that were interest

bearing when established.

The Claims Resolution Tribunal (CRT) handles processing of all claims on
accounts due non-Swiss citizens. A dormant account of Hami Ramzy with a
balance of 15,800,000 US dollar plus accumulated interest was discovered by
The beneficiary was murdered during the holocaust era, leaving no WILL and
possible records for trace of theirs. The Claims Resolution Tribunal has
mandated to report all unclaimed funds for permanent closure of accounts
transfer of existing credit balance into the treasury of Switzerland
as provided by the
law for management of assets of deceased beneficiaries who died interstate
living no wills).

Being a top executive at ICEP, I have all secret details and necessary
for claim of the funds without any hitch. The funds will be banked in the
Holland, London,Spain or Canada, being a safe for funds and we can share
the funds and
use in investment of our choice. Due to the sensitive nature of my job, I
need a
foreigner to HELP claim the funds. All that is required is for you to
provide me
with your details for processing of the necessary legal and administrative
documents for transfer of the funds to you.

Kindly provide me with your full name, address, and telephone/fax. For the
to be transferred to a secure, numbered account in your name and country
via any
of the corresponding banks in London or Spain, of which you will be capable
accessing the funds gradually and transferring to your country and other
of choice in the world. My share will be 60 percent and your share is 40
cent of the total amount. THERE IS NO RISK INVOLVED. You can find
information about unclaimed funds through the internet at the following
websites: <> <
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> <> <

The Holocaust Claims Processing Office has put funds in Escrow awaiting
Submission of valid claims for necessary disbursement, I find myself
to have this information and this may be a great opportunity for a life
time of
Success without risks.

Thanking you in anticipation for your prompt response.

Dr.Roland.Z. Bersson

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