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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:

From: "Suleman Muhamede" <sulemanmuhamede@latinmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 13:18:28 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: TREAT VERY CONFIDENTIAL & URGENT...


DEAR FRIEND ,

I AM Mr.SULEMAN MUHAMEDE.I WORK IN THE REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OF BANK OF AFRICA, OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA FASO.

I HAVE A BUSINESS WHICH WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO BOTH OF US. WORT sum
of NINTEEN MILLION, THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS
($19,300,000.00 ),US ,DOLLARS] WHICH I WANT TO TRANSFER OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, ALL TO MY FINANCIAL BENEFIT AND YOURS TOO THIS MONEY IS OWNED BY A MAN CALLED A BUSINESS COMMERCIALIST IN WEST-AFRICAN REGIONS. HE HAS BEEN DEAD SINCE TWO YEARS AGO AND SINCE THEN NO CLAIM HAS BEEN PLACED ON HIS BANK ACCOUNT BALANCE.

I WANT TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY OUT OF THE COUNTRY BUT SUCH FUND CAN
NOT BE TRANSFERRED WITHOUT A NEXT OF KIN ATTACHED TO THE FUND. THE FUND
COULD BE TRANSFERRED IN THESE WAY; [YOU SHALL PRESENT YOURSELF AS A
RELATIVE & BUSINESS ASSOCIATES TO THE DECEASED PERSON

I SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE TO YOU MATERIALS AND INFORMATION WITH WHICH A
SUCCESSFUl CLAIM SHALL BE PLACED ON THE FUND. I SHALL BE YOUR GUIDIANCE
AND INSTRUCTOR THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THIS TRANSACTION SO AS TO
ENSURE A SWIFT AND SURE TRANSFER OF THE FUND TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.

AS TO YOUR BENEFITS, YOU SHALL BE ENTITLED TO 30% OF THIS FUND, FOR
YOUR CO-OPERATION IN THIS TRANSACTION. SO IF YOU ARE INTRESTED, SEND A
REPLY TO ME VIA MY ALTERNATIVE MAILBOX( sulex1@latinmail.com] IN YOUR
REPLY PLEASE INCLUDYOUR [PRIVATE PHONE AND YOUR FAX NUMBERS] URGENCY
HAS TO BE IMPLIED AND THIS BUSINESS MUST STRICTLY BE A DEAL BETWEEN BOTH
OF US,

YOUR ADVICE TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION'S.
TELEPHONE NUMBER........................
FAX NUMBER.................................
YOUR ID CARD............................
AGE...........................................

BEFORE I CAN BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU THE APPLICATION FORM WHICH YOU HAVE TO FILL AND SEND TO THE BANK FOR THE CLAIM.

BEST REGARDS,
Mr.SULEMAN MUHAMEDE

¡Miles de amigos con tus mismas aficiones! http://www.latinchat.com

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