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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: "edo peters" <edo_peters86@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: edo_peters21@yahoo.com
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 19:30:57 +0000
Subject: DR EDO PETERS PLEASE URGENT

I AM THE CHIEF ACCOUNTANT OF
THE NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM
(NNPC) LAGOS, NIGERIA.
ALLTERNATIVE EMAIL : edo_peters40@hotmail.com
Sir
I and my senior colleagues in corporation have the sum of $26m twenty six
million US dollar which we got from over-inflated contracts awarded to
foreign contractors in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation
N.N.P.C.We are seeking your permission to transfer this money into your
account. This money will be shared between you and partners here in
Nigeria.Your commission will be 30% of the total sum 10% will be mapped out
to offset any expenses incurred during transaction.

Please let me know if you are interested in this business by above Email
address.More details of this business will be sent to you on hearing from
you. For effective communication in this transaction, please send me your
confidential telephone and fax number including private home or mobile
number.

I will send to you my confidential telephone and fax number on
hearing from you Note: This transaction last only 12 working days.
Yours Faithfully.
Dr edo peters
Please call me on this private telephone number:234-80-37177631

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