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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: kenndlove1@yahoo.com
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 18:01:54 +0200
Subject: A CRY FOR HELP

FROM KEN NDLOVE
EMAIL: kenndlove1@yahoo.com

TEL: + 27 83 210 88 73.


ATTN: DEAR SIR/MADAM


A CRY FOR HELP

I know you will be surprise to receive this mail; I got your contact through the net when I was searching a
reliable person who will assist my family out of this predicament here in south Africa. I am KEN NDLOVE, a son
of a rich farmer in Zimbabwe Late Mr. PHILIP NDLOVE . My father was assassinated last two years in the war zone area in Zimbabwe.

My mother and my two younger sisters are presently in South Africa, where we were granted political asylum. I inherited the sum of
(U.S.$22,700,000.00 (twentytwo million seven hundred thousand united states dollars) ) from my father, these money has been successfully
conveyed for me into EUROPE (BELGUM)and was deposited in private security and finance company by my late father,befor his death. I have every
documents to this fund including my father's last WILL.

My reason for contacting you is that this country is know longer a safe place for my family investment for the fear of encountering the same
experience of my late father in future since the both countries has the same political history and common boundary, based on this point we seek
for your assistance as a reliable partner to do this transaction with us Abroad. If you are interested in assisting us to invest this money in your
country or becoming my partner in business, please try to contact me on the above number as soon as possible. Endeavor to keep this transaction very
private and confidential, Because it's my family lifetime future investment.
What will be your percentage for assisting us? Best Regard.


PLEASE YOU CAN READ ABOUT PROBLEMS IN ZIMBABWE FROM
THE LINKS BELOW.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/918781.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/715001.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1063785.stm
http://www.gta.gov.zw/land%20issues/LAND.htm



KEN NDLOVE.

(FOR THE FAMILY)

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